I’ve gone through many changes in my bicycling life, from racing around on homemade BMX bikes (before there was such a thing), to single tracking on early steel MTB’s, to club racing on svelte lugged-steel racers with indecipherable French and Italian names, to commuting long distances through dark-and-dank PNW winters while my friends-and-family watched with puzzlement, to riding and wrenching on 6-foot-long recumbents and 3-wheeled tadpole trikes, to hauling groceries and dressing in tweed on tricked-out city bikes while blogging about the experience. So when they say the one constant is change, it’s hard to argue the point. But if you dig a little deeper, there is a constant buried there; I’ve enjoyed riding all through those 40+ years on every type of bike in practically every circumstance, and even after all these years, my enthusiasm has yet to wane one iota.
My guess is that some of the visitors to this site just picked up bicycling again for the first time since childhood, while others have been lifelong enthusiasts. Whatever your story, we’d love to hear about your bicycling background, where you’ve been, where you’re headed, and what it is about riding bicycles that got you started and keeps you coming back for more. When you have a few minutes, consider dropping us a note and sharing your story in the comments below.