Suburban Assault

My Code For Riding – Part 2 – About Me

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ABOUT ME:

First, I’d like to describe the type of rider I am to explain my point-of-view. Every cyclist is different which contributes to the differences in the general opinion about cycling advocacy.

I’m in my early 40’s with a renewed interest in cycling. I grew up street riding on a hand-me-down, banana seat Huffy and eventually graduated to store brand wannabe BMX and ten-speed bikes. When I turned 16, like most kids in Texas, I lost interest. Driving a car made getting around easier and faster. Eventually, I got back into cycling when I picked up a cheap bike to get around my university campus. After that, I got the mountain biking bug and it became my favorite hobby.

As the years progressed, I traded my weekend rides for a career, a family, a mortgage and a larger waistline. The bike was hung in the garage and ignored for many years.

Fast forward to early last year (2008), when I decided to take my health and fitness more seriously. Part of my plan was to dust off the old mountain bike and hit the trails. Unfortunately, I sold my old truck and getting my bike out to Grapevine or LB Houston became a bit of a problem. The solution was to start riding around my neighborhood. Those rides started getting longer and eventually, I was taking rides all over town.

As you can see, I’m an experienced rider, but relatively new to commuting around town.

Part 1 – Introduction
Part 2 – About Me
Part 3 – Where I Ride
Part 4 –  What Kind Of Rider Am I
Part 5 – Bicycle Advocacy
Part 6 – Conclusion

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Written by dickdavid

October 17, 2009 at 6:00 am

Posted in General Cycling

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  1. […] 1 – Introduction Part 2 – About Me Part 3 – Where I Ride – Coming Part 4 –  What Kind Of Rider Am I – Coming […]

  2. Great ‘about me’ post. Good for you! I am in my 20’s and rode a lot in college, but find myself becoming more sedentary. Trying to pick it back up again!

    Fern

    October 19, 2009 at 4:18 pm

  3. […] 1 – Introduction Part 2 – About Me Part 3 – Where I Ride Part 4 –  What Kind Of Rider Am I – Coming Part 5 – […]

  4. […] you may have read in Part 2, I’m not new to cycling. However, cross-town commuting is a type of cycling that I typically […]

  5. […] 1 – Introduction Part 2 – About Me Part 3 – Where I Ride Part 4 –  What Kind Of Rider Am I Part 5 – Bicycle […]

  6. […] 1 – Introduction Part 2 – About Me Part 3 – Where I Ride Part 4 –  What Kind Of Rider Am I Part 5 – Bicycle […]


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