Dale Zinkowski says the Surly 1×1 he is riding isn’t his, but was loaned to him by a friend.
He says he needed something else to tow his son Bishop to school in his trailer. When he rides by himself, he rides a fixed gear bike, but towing a trailer with a fixed gear isn’t much fun.
He takes his son on 3rd Street, which he says is is a little better than other roads in Tucson.
“I think drivers [on 3rd] are slightly more aware,” Zikowski said.
He and his wife share a car so sometimes biking is his only option, but he says for the most part he just enjoys all the benefits riding offers.
He says it is often faster to ride, he feels good after riding and it allows him to have a few extra beers every week.