This is Nat Hong for the January issue of Sunset on newstands now. Nat has the luxury (and gumption) of being able to ride a hydrobike to work each day. He pedals across approximately 1 mile of the Puget Sound, before getting on his road bike for the rest of his sub 5 mile commute. He says the best part of the commute is dropping a line and catching Salmon on his way him. Needless to say, I’m a bit jealous.
I asked Nat about the helmet and he told me about a guy (not wearing a helmet) who also commuted to work on a hydrobike and was killed when a boat collided with him. He tries to avoid corssing in the dark, but sometimes it’s unavoidable when he has long meetings after work in the winter.