As far back as I can remember, I have always enjoyed riding bikes. Bicycles are inexpensive to acquire and maintain, require no fuel and emit no pollutants, and are a fun and healthy means of physical activity. I think that the simple enjoyment of riding, coupled with the capacity for utilitarian transportation positions bicycles as an ideal vehicle. Riding a bicycle for transportation offers at least a partial solution to a number of current urban problems. Studying how bikes can change the dynamics of culture and affect the health and sustainability of communities is the focus of my career.
I bought a Surly Big Dummy Cargo bike not long after they became available. In my many years of riding a bike, the Big Dummy has singularly changed my perception of the use of bicycles and as a result, many aspects of my life. This blog is intended as a bin to collect observations gleaned while experiencing life on two wheels.