Name: Glenn Murray
Location: Cleveland, Ohio USA
Started bike commuting: About 5 years ago
Commute distance (one way): 3.2 miles
Describe your commute: I ride on surface streets from Cleveland’s trendy Tremont neighborhood, across the Cuyahoga River on a dedicated bicycle lane of the art deco Lorain Carnegie Bridge and then through downtown past The ballpark, Public Square and Tower City.
Describe your bike and accessories: I began commuting on a mountain bike, but soon discovered the knobby tires really didn’t coast very well, all but low and high gears went unused, and the hunched riding position was very uncomfortable. I have been commuting on a 1983 vintage Raleigh 3-speed for two years and have been much more comfortable. I have added cream Schwable Delta Cruiser Tires and a Brooks B-66 Leather saddle.
What bit of advice would you like to share with new bike commuters?: Get a bell and always ring “HI” to fellow bicyclists. Take your time, It’s supposed to be fun. Say “GOOD MORNING” to joggers and pedstrians you meet on the way. Enjoy the sunrise. We get some stunning sunrises here in Cleveland. Bring doughnuts to the OCCUPY WALL STREET people every once in a while, they really appreciate them.