My friend Megan, intrepid world-traveler, recently bought a Surly Cross-Check. She already had a Gary Fisher Simple City for in-town riding, but wanted the Surly for longer, faster rides and for a bike tour around Iceland next summer!
I ran into her by chance today on my way home from work and she had been riding around the city for hours, enjoying the swiftness of her new bike.
The Surly seems like a popular bike for people looking for the right combination of quality and (relative) affordability. I know of many who use Surleys both for commuting and for touring.
Do you have a Surly story? If so, share it in the comments! I’m sure Megan and many others would be interested to hear them.