Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes: '06 Fuji Cross Pro, '81 Raleigh Grand Sport
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Hey from Boston
My name is Mark Duffield. I live just outside of Boston (walking distance to Fenway). I have been riding bicycles since I was little. In high school, I spent every spare moment on a bike. Once I graduated from college and real life began, the bike took a back seat.
That is, until I changed jobs this past spring. Now, instead of a 30 mile round trip by car to the 'burbs, I now ride 5 miles each to and from my office in Cambridge. I ride an '06 Fuji Cross Pro fitted with a rack, full fenders, and touring tires (Vittoria Randonneurs). I love commuting by bicycle. I ride about 90% of the time, and hope to ride the majority of the time through the winter. Aluminum frame on Boston/Brookline/Cambridge roads isn't ideal, but I haven't had to have any of my fillings replaced yet.
I still have that bike from high school. It is an 1981 Raleigh Grand Sport that has been upgraded to a 12 speed. Still has a Rhode Gear FlickStand (I wish someone would come out with a flickstand-like product today. It would sell like hot cakes). The bike is in great shape. Nothing like vintage steel!