What would it take to get you to bike everywhere?

The Flint Journal recently ran an excellent article on bike commuter Doug Cook. Here’s an excerpt:Stuart Bauer | The Flint Journal

Before you complain about your miserable drive in Wednesday’s winter storm, talk to Doug Cook.

He was the guy on the mountain bike ducking the spray from passing cars in the dark at 5 a.m.
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Nearly every day for the past year — no matter the weather — Cook, 49, has commuted to work on a bike from his Grand Blanc Township apartment to his job as a business systems analyst at the University of Michigan-Flint.

He does it on a steel-frame bike immune to road salt, three layers of clothing, a big halogen headlight and flashing green light on the handlebars, red flashers on his helmet and bike, and red tube lights on a reflective vest.

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