Location: Rochester, NY
Started bike commuting: 2004
Commute distance (one way): 8 miles
Describe your commute: My commute is mostly flat, aside from one decent hill, year round (snow, rain, etc, I ride it all).
Describe your bike and accessories: Surly LHT, Nitto noodles, either Tioga City Slicker 2.1″ or Schwalbe marathon 50mm in the summer, and a mountain bike semi-slick in the winter. Racks front and rear with Swift Industries roll top panniers, Rivendell/Sackville rack top bag.
What bit of advice would you like to share with new bike commuters?: Pick your route wisely, and always pre-ride a change if you have the chance. Always give yourself a time buffer to fix a flat, take a picture, etc.