Name: Pete Olson
Location: Ladysmith, Wisconsin
Started bike commuting: I increased my commuting and utility riding in 2008
Commute distance (one way): This summer it is .8 miles.
Describe your commute: My wife and I are teaching biking classes for elementary and middle school students this summer. We have a short ride to the log cabin/environmental ed classroom that is our base. Although our commute is short, we end up with about 75 miles a week counting the riding during the classes. I am now retired but I do work part time as a school psychologist in rural school districts. The distances are too far for me to bike the whole way but I do some combinations of driving part way and then riding.
Describe your bike and accessories: My utility bike is a repainted 1992 Bridgestone MB-2 with a Softride stem. I use a BOB trailer for hauling tools and supplies to the cabin.
What bit of advice would you like to share with new bike commuters?: Especially if you’re older, keep the time and distances sustainable.