“I heart your bike: ” Surly
Occasionally I check the statistics page of this blog to find out what searches led people to Chasing Mailboxes.
The most common search terms are for the blog name itself and in a close second “Surly Long Haul Trucker.” Third? “Surly LHT.”
Recently I saw that some people stumbled upon this space via the phrase “What kind of person rides a Surly Long Haul Trucker.”
Indeed. What kind of person does ride a Surly Long Haul Trucker?
I delved into my archives and found at least a partial answer to that question. Lots of people! Touring cyclists, randonneurs, commuters… we really like the Surly LHT.
Me and the Surly on the Mt. Vernon Trail
Surly LHT on the commute. Blue Velvet Version
Kristen (in the middle) on a Surly LHT out for a bike overnight on Adam and Crystal’s first day of their cross country tour.
Surly Long Haul Trucker heading out for a bike tour on the W&OD!
Mike’s Truckaccino Surly LHT. Commutes and randonneuring
Surly bicycles on the W&OD. Heading out for a bike touring weekend.
Lane, on the Surly LHT on a weekend “training” ride
Mike and his Surly on the fleche. I think this is an LHT, but w/ a different fork?
Kirstin on her Surly LHT. WABA 50 States Ride
David on a DC Randonneurs Brevet
Surly LHT on the WABA 50 States Ride
John and his Surly LHT at the DC Randonneurs Glen Echo Populaire
Chris on his Disc Trucker at the Hains Point 100
Jesse’s Surly LHT at Friday Coffee Club. Sorry I only got it from this angle
Justin on the LHT and John with his SOMA on Pennsylvania Avenue, post-Friday Coffee Club, I think (Photo by Felkerino)
Ben and Lane talk Surlys.
Felkerino calls the Surly Long Haul Trucker the Schwinn Varsity of our time. Perhaps he’s right.
I really like answering this question “What kind of person rides a Surly LHT.” Do you ride a Surly LHT? How do you use it? Let us know in the comments.