Suburban Assault

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Suburban Assault is about using my bicycle to explore my neighborhood, hometown and neighboring cities to discover more about my community and where I live. It’s also about using the bicycle as a practical means of transportation for short trips.

When I started (and because of where I live) it seemed there were very few people with the same interest in non-categorized, non-sport, practical biking. I was completely wrong. I’ve since discovered a whole community of friends that feel the same way about riding – that it should just be fun.

My goal is to bring back the grass roots nature of riding just to ride. No categories. No classifications. Just two wheels, two pedals and a love for discovering while riding.

Although I appreciate all aspects of bicycling, my main focus is NOT sport cycling. That being said, Suburban Assault is also:
not about speed, distance or endurance
not about being rugged, extreme or hard core
not about expensive, tricked out bikes or aerodynamic spandex (although there’s nothing wrong with it)
– not about being rebellious and breaking laws

Suburban Assault is about riding whenever and wherever, while wearing whatever. No matter what the route or destination is, I love to get out and ride – while obeying the traffic laws and yielding to pedestrians.

Although the name has a suburban focus, it’s about all the places that I ride and explore, which also applies to URBAN or RURAL locations.

Full Disclosure:

I’m not a writer. I’m an art director who doesn’t always check his facts, barely proof reads and seldom knows how to spell correctly. If you happen to catch some misinformation or one of my more-than-occasional grammar errors, please feel free to let me know. Just leave a comment or shoot me an email at wezensky (at) gmail.com.

Suburban Assault HQ:

I am based in Richardson, Texas – a small, suburb town just north of Dallas.

Here are the bikes that I ride.

Contributor:

Richard Wezensky aka dickdavid:

Along with doing this blog, I am the founder of Bike Friendly Richardson, and a very active bicycle advocate in the City of Richardson and across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. I describe myself as a “Practical Cyclist and Bike Commuter.”

I am an active BikeDFW Board member, and their Director of Communications. I am also a League Cycling Instructor (#3760) and a member of BikeTexas, the League of American Bicyclists and the Rails To Trails Conservancy.

My Wonderful Wife Took This Pic.

Written by dickdavid

July 6, 2009 at 2:02 am

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  1. Great job on this blog, Richard. WordPress rules! Beside my bibliosk8.net blog, I’ve been doing concretelunch.net too — also on wordpress.

    bibliosk8

    July 24, 2009 at 8:34 am

  2. Thanks, Bob!

    I’m not sure what I’m getting into. I’m an art director trying to write, so don’t expect the content to get too deep.

    dickdavid

    July 24, 2009 at 4:30 pm

  3. I love the name and concept of your blog! Good stuff :)

    dottie

    October 4, 2009 at 1:22 pm

  4. I appreciate your words. I love riding my bike from point A to point B but don’t have the energy to be an uber-bike advocate (and who really listens to them anyway). Bicycling has improved my quality of life and offered practical, money saving advantages that perhaps other people might benefit from. Most importantly it is fun and as long as I continue to have fun with it, other people might also be inspired to give it a try.

    Karen

    January 11, 2011 at 8:28 pm

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  6. Hey Richard,

    Richardson a small suburb? I used to live in the Dallas area back in the 90’s and I always thought Richardson was a large city. BTW, I bought my first bike at Richardson Bike Mart :)

    Fun stuff to read on here.

    Ray Garza

    June 17, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    • Ha! So true. I guess I was comparing it to Plano, Garland and Arlington. Either way, it’s nice to call it home.

      I’m glad you are enjoying the blog. I just wish I didn’t spread myself so thin, so that I could dedicate more time to it.

      dickdavid

      June 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm

  7. This is a great blog. The photo gallery is splendid!

    tuckamoredew

    August 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    • Thanks! And thank you for the link to your blog. I’ll be sure to check it out.

      dickdavid

      August 6, 2011 at 8:13 pm

  8. hey richard

    a rider, of varying degrees, for many years. a friend pointed me to urban velo last year and found you in the most recent issue. i am with you, to each their own, but not much for categories. own a gt arrette i converted to a single speed a couple years ago, a schwinn tweaked for commute and just went over to the dark side with my 2nd road bike (first was 1975-chimo) just this year. i just like to ride.

    i am glad i stumbled upon your blog and hope to follow!

    thanks for sharing!

    jim

    http://www.jimsimonson.info/

    http://www.flickr.com/people/rocketjim54/

    jim simonson

    November 27, 2011 at 11:06 am

    • Thanks for reading the blog, Jim. I’ll be sure to check yours out too.

      dickdavid

      November 27, 2011 at 6:44 pm

      • Hey Richard.

        Mine is not a blog per se. Just a placte for me to drop words and pics. But you r welcome to stop by.

        Oh, planning on doing Ragbrai next summer.

        jim

        November 27, 2011 at 8:15 pm

  9. You solicited feedback…

    Personal transportation cycling sites like yours are an excellent resource, for both experienced and novice alike. Thank you for sharing your passion and the philosophical genesis leading you to begin this site. More people will benefit from personal insight. I have a suggestion on style, though.

    On this page alone, you switch back and forth between a first person pronoun and a third person pronoun in almost every paragraph. To improve flow, I recommend selecting one or the other. With that observation in mind, I suggest use of the first person pronouns ‘I’, ”me’, and ‘my’. Unless there is a consortium of contributors — which I can find no evidence to be the case — use of the royal ‘we’ is hubris. Even if that is meant to convey oneness between you and your bike(s), it fails the test of logic; the bike is a machine and has no consciousness — either on its own or to contribute to yours.

    Own your convictions and perspectives.

    velociped

    April 17, 2013 at 10:45 am

    • Thanks for your feedback. Quite honestly, the ‘about’ page was pulled from several different perspectives, including my ‘flickr’ group page – which was set up to be inclusive to all cyclists who contributed. That’s where the ‘our’ and ‘we’ came from.

      Over the years, I’ve tweaked bits and pieces of it, but never the whole thing at once.

      I’ve now gone back and attempted to update the ‘about’ page to address your feedback. Hopefully, I’ve fixed it all. Thanks for reading.

      dickdavid

      April 17, 2013 at 11:46 am


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