I'm Geoff, and this
site is for you if bike riding is an important part of your life, or
you want it to be. I am a bike commuter, about 22 miles round trip
most days. Bike commuting for nearly 10 years now, and I've been riding about 18
seriously. My goal is to help more people get on bikes by showing
examples of what I and others are doing, and to connect you to helpful
What I'm not... a
racer, a fitness fanatic, a tri-athlete. I cycle for transportation, health,
and to interact with other humans and the outdoors. I'm a plow horse, not a thoroughbred. I have a
cycle computer and keep track of miles and time...which I track in a
daily journal. Along with weight and consumption of food and
beverages, the journal tells a lot about myself at the end of the month
I save about $7,000 a year by not owning a car. I rent a few times a year, and
"enjoy the thrill" of a new car for a couple days or weekends. It took
a couple years to realize how much more sense a bike makes. Now in my 10th
year without a car, I don't miss having one at all.
It helps to strategically buy a home within a mile
or two of everything you need, on a bus line (rail too here in Phoenix).
For us, with our last 2 homes, that's a priority when we choose where to live, it's our lifestyle, I HAVE to be able to get to work without a car!
YOU CAN DO IT, YES
YOU CAN! WHO's stopping you? ONLY YOU.