Bicycle Commuter Profile: Leon Webster

Bicycle Commuter Profile

Name: Leon Webster
Location: St. Paul, MN USA
Started bike commuting: 1978 — in Indianapolis
Commute distance (one way): 7.5 miles

Describe your commute: Mostly Flat. 1/2 mile to the bike lane on Summit Ave. to Mississippi River Blvd. Cross the Mississippi on Lake st. Bridge, then take the Midtown Greenway (MUT) to LRT Trail (MUT) to down town MPLS. Finish with 3/4 mile in Downtown traffic.

Describe your bike and accessories: 2008 Salsa Casserole set up as a fixed gear bike. 700×28 Panaracer tires. Planet Bike “Cascadia” fenders. Acorn rear bag. Tubus Rack. Velo Orange leather saddle. Jandd Commuter brief case.

What bit of advice would you like to share with new bike commuters?: Hang in there! Commuting has gotten a lot easier since I started 33 years ago. Lots more bike lanes and bike commuters now than there used to be. Full Disclosure: I am beginning a leave of absence on June 2nd to ride my bike across the country. So I won’t be commuting this summer!

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