Suburban Assault

Ride With A Local

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photo taken several months back

I love riding in my town, Richardson. Being one of Dallas’ older and more settled-in suburban towns, it has a real unique quality of feeling less suburban. There are very few undeveloped, open areas and almost anything new is the result of a renovation or re-use of an existing space. Most of the neighborhoods show their years, but with huge trees and quiet streets, there is something comfortable and welcoming about them.

The community is a great combination of folks that have lived here for years, some who have returned and new families like ours. We’ve only lived here seven years, but in that time, I’ve only just started to see some of the real greatness of this town. Getting on my bike to discover Richardson has been the best way to do that.

What is even cooler, is riding around town with a local. I took a spin with Bob Saturday morning, and got a new perspective of where I live. Bob moved to Richardson when he was 5 years old. After leaving for college and moving around for a few years, he and his wife eventually moved back here. While riding, he showed me a few routes that I had never been on before. I got to see several of his old hangouts and hear stories of how Richardson looked when he was growing up. Somehow, experiencing this on a bike brought me back to some of my own childhood memories.

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Written by dickdavid

March 8, 2010 at 6:31 am

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  1. That was a fun ride, Richard. Next time we’ll have to try to do some real exploring! I still discover stuff all the time.

    bibliosk8

    March 8, 2010 at 10:04 am

  2. I live on the edge of Fort Worth, but virtually every ride is in toward the city rather than out away from it. I also like that feeling of a mature city with the spaces “filled in.”

    Doohickie

    March 8, 2010 at 11:05 pm

  3. wish I could’ve joined you guys…
    oh, and why didn’t you bring me home a Del’s cheeseburger? I love them!!!!

    atomicmama68

    March 9, 2010 at 7:55 am


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