Name: JP Atkinson
Location: San Francisco, California
Started bike commuting: July 20, 2011
Commute distance (one way): Two miles
Describe your commute: Urban: 1/2 mile surface streets, then 1/2 mile MUP, then another 1/2 mile surface streets. 14 stop signs and 4 stop lights. Busiest part is on the MUP! I stay clear of arterials. 15% grade coming home gets me sweating.
Describe your bike and accessories: CIVIA Bryant. Built with Alfine 11, Gates CenterTrack, Shimano generator hub, Busch&Muller front and rear lights, Tubus Logo with Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic panniers.
What bit of advice would you like to share with new bike commuters?: Make sure you get the best bicycle you can afford: it can make ALL the difference in your motivation to cycle to work!