Bicycle Commuter Profile: Glenn

Name: Glenn
Location: Greensboro, NC
Started bike commuting: 10 years ago, 4-5 days/week year round.
Commute distance (one way): 7 – 12 miles.

Describe your commute: Mostly suburban roadways with a short distance on bike ways/greenways. The last few miles near my work can be a bit tough with the truck traffic as my route goes right through a fuel pipe line distribution center. I have the flexibility of adjusting my work hours so that I ride in early and can leave before the rush hour traffic. For the most part I find drivers to be fairly considerate and I actually feel safer riding my bike than I do driving a car.

Describe your bike and accessories: Most of my commuting is done on my ANT single speed truss frame bike.

  • Whit Ind. ENO double/double crankset
  • 35mm tires
  • Nitto North road bars
  • Brooks
  • Rear rack with REI Pannier

Sometimes I ride the Paramount in with a backpack.

What bit of advice would you like to share with new bike commuters?: Leave yourself time to enjoy the ride, even if you have to add a couple of miles to the route.

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