I have lived in Charlotte for a little over four years. I put in about 10 to 12 thousand miles a year. Now that’s a combination of group rides, work miles as a courier and me just commuting everywhere. I live on the bike. I spend like 13 to 17 hours on my bike weekly and it does me well. its the only way to be green for me anyway. I’ve been riding since 1997. That’s when cycling really became my passion.
I have biked in 7 states and one foreign country ( South Korea) My bike has two names “The Tank” and “Big Daddy” and its a “she” So ladies don’t fault me for that please thats just the way it is. If you wanna name my bike for me you can but it has to be a good one.
I also work as a bike messenger in Uptown Charlotte and have been doing it for over two years.
Bike advocacy and CABA are new area for me. I have always thought that you you have to have a presence on the roads to make a difference but I now realize that you have to work with the people who get things done to make an even greater impact.