I took an hour ride after work today. Beautiful night, great workout weather, and wonderful fall trees. I rode the Surly! Starting to love it, but the stock brakes are HORRIBLE. Is it just the pads? Worse than a tandom I had, which vastly improved with just a brake pad upgrade. My bike shop is moving 100 yards from my house so that problem will get solved soon.
As you can see Fall is beautiful here in the Midwest.
I arrived him as it was getting dark. Commuter traffic is so dangerous here. One car turned tight toward me as I was making a left, and they were making a right, off of a residential side street. That stretch is treacherous, and especially so during rush hour when when it corresponds with dusk.
I love the new battery powered LED lights. Finally bike lights worth the money.