Bicycle Commuter Profile: Eric Maquiling

Bicycle Commuter Profile

Name: Eric Maquiling
Location: Irvine, California
Started bike commuting: Ummm, 1982’ish
Commute distance (one way): Right now, about 3.5 miles

Describe your commute: I have 1 turn on my commute. Basically an L shaped ride. It used to be 3 miles straight. I can almost see my work on that commute. Since the 80’s, my bike commute to different jobs ranged from 3 miles to 13 miles.

Describe your bike and accessories: My commuter right now is a 2006 Fuji Tourer with Velo Orange Porteur bars, Woody’s Fenders, 700×28 tires, 1×8 setup, Cane Creek Direct Curve brakes and inverse brake levers and a Brooks saddle about ummmm, 25 years old maybe. No accessories. Lost my DiMartini messenger bag a few years ago. Now using a Timbuktu messenger bag.

What bit of advice would you like to share with new bike commuters?: Just enjoy the ride!

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