Bicycle Commuter Profile: Tim

Name: Tim
Location: LaCrosse, WI
Started bike commuting: Off and on since 1976. The latest iteration is since 2003.
Commute distance (one way): 6 miles

Describe your commute: From Minnesota, across the Mississippi River into Wisconsin. Roads range from quiet suburban to busy 4 lane highway with a wide shoulder. The bird life across the backwaters is outstanding.

Describe your bike and accessories: New bike upgrade inspired in part by Alan. Sam Hillborne, albatross bars, 24 speed, B&M handlebar light, Rivendell bags front and back, Honjo fenders, Phil Wood touring hubs, 36 spoke Dyad Velocity rims. Vittoria Randonneur touring tire, 700x35c. Dura Ace rear derailleur. Brooks B67. Etc etc. The bike is a real looker. I can run errands and haul groceries after work. Love the wheels.

What bit of advice would you like to share with new bike commuters?: Do what is comfortable and work your way up. But keep it comfortable.

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