Location: Carrollton, Texas, USA
Started bike commuting: 2009
Commute distance (one way): 1.5 miles (no prize for shortest commute?)
Describe your commute: The commute begins on foot as I walk my bike and my son to the elementary school in our neighborhood. I then zip along side streets, and a few minutes later roll up to my office. Too easy. I even have space to park my bike indoors at the office.
Describe your bike and accessories: I commute on a 1971 Schwinn Suburban. It’s campus green and has five speeds. Other notes: original grips, new saddle, no rust, one original wheel, Schwalbe tires, old school dynamo light, fenders and a chain guard (of course), and affordable pedals. This gentleman’s bike performs best when paired with regular office clothes and a shoulder bag from L.L. Bean.
What bit of advice would you like to share with new bike commuters?: You should expect a different frame of mind. Your brain and your attitude are adjusted when switching from the car to the bike.