Bicycle Commuter Profile: Patrick Zyduck

Bicycle Commuter Profile

Name: Patrick Zyduck
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Started bike commuting: 3 years ago
Commute distance (one way): 20 miles

Describe your commute: I ride a paved trail for 17 miles, then have a 3 mile finish on country roads to get to work, I try to do this once or twice a week. The trail is ALL hills. Very little flat. One part I call “Deception Hill” as it looks like it’s downhill, but it’s not. My commute used to be just 3 miles, but my company moved my job, so now I have a much longer commute.

Describe your bike and accessories: Specialized Globe, set up as a commuter/touring bike. Front and rear racks, trekking bars, fenders, panniers etc.

What bit of advice would you like to share with new bike commuters?: Just do it. It’s easy to find a million excuses not to, but once you get into the swing of it, you will feel bad not commuting.

© 2011 EcoVelo™