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.
Over the summer I had the pleasure of meeting Russ and Laura of The Path Less Pedaled during their three-week stay in Nashville. These two have a gift for getting to the heart of what makes a city tick—especially when it comes to bike-related matters—and seeing Nashville through their eyes was a real treat. (Especially since they turned out to be big fans of my adopted hometown!)
Anyone thinking of setting out on a bicycle tour can benefit from the experience of these two pros, who are currently in the home stretch of their cross-country tour. After the jump, read the intro (click on the image to make it larger).