What is your occupation
or area of study? I’m an Office Specialist and
a full-time student at online college WGU pursuing a Bachelor’s degree of
Science: IT Security, though I’m in transition mode to starting a new
position as a Project Coordinator.
What is your most
frequent destination on your bike? So
far since getting my bike in February: Work / Home / a taproom or brewery
How did you hear about
the Bicycle Commuter Contest? I first heard
about it about a decade ago when working for the State.
How many times have you
participated in the Bicycle Commuter Contest? This
is my 2nd.
What got you started
riding your bike to get around (practical cycling)? At the time in 2004, my budget was tight, gas prices
were high, and between my bike and a regional rail line, getting to work
without using my car was the most practical way to go. This was back
east in Philly. I’d ride Lancaster Avenue from West Philly out of
town into Wayne, PA. More accurately, I’d ride to a train that took
me close to my job in Wayne, but after work, I would ride all the way
home, a 14 mile trip, not caring about my sweat build-up.
How many years have you
been getting around by bike? With years of
inactivity in between, about 12.