Bicycle Commuter Profile: Shane Glassey

Name: Shane Glassey
Location: Rolleston, Canterbury, New Zealand
Started bike commuting: 1990’s
Commute distance (one way): 30km

Describe your commute: Mainly rural roads that are narrow and unlit. Slightly longer than taking main roads but a lot less traffic. Good on a nice day and very exposed on a not so nice day!

Describe your bike and accessories: 1990’s Reiker 22in Chromo road frame with 700c Araya rims
Suntour Superbe Pro group set with 175 mm MTB cranks running 7speed x 1
Full length guards
Rear pannier rack
Off the shelf front and rear LED light

What bit of advice would you like to share with new bike commuters?: Invest in good commuter clothing, look for the best route which is not necessarily the shortest and even if they look silly use mudguards!

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