I’ve been commuting for about 3 years now. It started by accident, my wife bought a bike and I got one to ride with her. Funny how some things work out. Her bike is rarely ridden, I’m starting a collection.. This is my winter bike, a Trek with an Xtracycle Free Radical attachment. I can haul four bags of groceries with it.
I feel fortunate to be able to do this. I know a lot of people in the business and most don’t live very close to where they work. The exercise has been great. I’ll probably be working till I’m 70 and this will help keep me in shape to do that.
It’s definitely a techs kind of bike. The light is powered by a DeWalt 12V battery pack. The rear wheel has been upgraded to a double wall mountain bike rime with a “Fat Frank” tire. That’s for the load carrying capacity. And a drink holder for coffee.. And a disk brake. I was amazed that I could buy a mechanical disk system for less than $50 that works like a charm.