West Vail man is 'commuter of the year'

Vail Daily

VAIL – Tim “TC” Carlson, a ski instructor and contractor from West Vail who rides to work in the winter and summer, has been named bike commuter of the year by ECO Transit.


Carlson rides his road bike in the summer, but in the winter he rides a 20-year-old Diamond Back mountain bike with rust and multi-colored spray paint he found in the trash. He put studded tires, fenders and lights on it, and will ride it through just about any weather nature throws his way.

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