Bicycle Commuter Profile: Ben

Name: Ben
Location: Buffalo, NY
Started bike commuting: 9 years ago
Commute distance (one way): About 4 miles, depending on the route.

Describe your commute: It’s mostly city streets, quite flat. I mix it up with different routes, one that takes me through an Olmsted park, on paths and bike lanes.

Describe your bike and accessories: Either a 1986 Schwinn Voyageur touring bike or a 2009 Rivendell Quickbeam. Both have Nitto front racks for bags/baskets, the Schwinn has VO fenders, and the Quickbeam has SKS ones. I have a set of Acorn bags I rotate between bikes, as well as a set of Cateye lights, until I get my generator situation worked out.

What bit of advice would you like to share with new bike commuters?: Do what makes you happy and what you feel comfortable doing.

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