Bicycle Commuter Profile: Erik Mar

Name: Erik Mar
Location: Culver City / Santa Monica, CA
Started bike commuting: 1984-1997 (Boston; San Fran; Matagalpa, Nicaragua); 2007-present (LA)
Commute distance (one way): 7 miles or 13.5 miles

Describe your commute: All urban streets, Culver City to Santa Monica, Culver City to near Downtown LA, or Santa Monica to near downtown LA.

Describe your bike and accessories: Masi Speciale Fixed frame w/ 52 tooth chainring and 16 tooth freewheel. Cane Creek Track V rear wheel and Alex R500 front. Nitto pursuit bullhorn bars. Torelli Tipo Uno leather saddle. Gatorskin and Gatorskin Hardshell tires.

What bit of advice would you like to share with new bike commuters?: Be predictable and friendly to drivers. Say hi and talk to them at stoplights.

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