Cricket, cynicism, steel frames and box section tubular rims , opinions on the Landis siatuation, all this and more after the jump!
The bicycle is a wonderful thing. . . it allows me to locomote, to move through the world with a front row view, experiencing the streets and alleys, the trails and dirt roads, the sidewalks and fields, the paths and parking lots under my own power and direction. It is a vessel that instantly unites me with another rider out on the road or in the woods, a conversation starter, an eliminator of certain barriers that exist between me and another human being. A truly noble machine.
Bicycles have also introduced me to some of the most amazing people that I have had the good fortune to get to know and learn from in my life. People who have played major roles in shaping the way that I see the world, how I define myself and how I interact with those around me. In a world of so much diversity and overlap, bicycles are a great common ground that many of us share. Whether it is the love of the woods and dirt under the tires, or the daily excitement of bicycle commuting, there is something about riding a bicycle that speaks to us. After working on and around bicycles for long enough, I’ve come to appreciate the fun, eclectic crowd that bicycles draw and I want to do my own little part in helping this crowd to connect with each other and grow. Hence, I am happy to present the (Life)Bios Project.
This project aims to simply tell the stories of those who ride bicycles, in whatever capacity, in and around Seattle and beyond. If you ride bikes, you are part of a family, a very big family, but one in which you don’t always have the time to get to know your relatives.
Starting with my friend and co-worker Steve Maluk, I’ll be posting Bios on a regular basis. They may vary in length and style, but they will all feature an introduction, interview/conversation/written piece, pictures, and perhaps a “bike check”.
Point your browser here, and stay tuned!