Bicycle Commuter Profile: Jeff

Name: Jeff
Location: Washington, DC
Started bike commuting: 2003
Commute distance (one way): 7 miles

Describe your commute: About a mile or so in my northern VA neighborhood, then the Mt Vernon trail onto 14th St Bridge, past Jefferson Memorial, past Washington Monument, onto the National Mall and right near the Hoover (FBI) bldg – pretty dang cool ride.

Describe your bike and accessories: 1991 Trek 790 with Nitto Technomic + Albatross bars, Shimano drivetrain + bar ends w cork grips, Terry saddle, SKS fenders and very handsome PDW bamboo rear rack. And a single Ortlieb classic.

What bit of advice would you like to share with new bike commuters?: Be polite to other cyclists, try to avoid cars. I don’t know, smile at people in traffic?

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