I Am A Musician, And I Ride

Here is another great story from our And I Ride campaign. We are seeking to put a face on cycling in support of a legislative campaign that we are working on this year. You can read the rest of these great stories here.

We are still accepting entries, so be sure to read below to find out how to send in your story.

Our next story comes from Ken.

Where I Ride: To rehearsals, shopping, meetings, performances: wherever I can avoid driving!
How Often I Ride: Daily

My Story:

My bicycle is a one-speed Raleigh that I’ve owned for about 40 years. I live in Cambridgeport and bike year-round within Cambridge and to surrounding towns. Most of my biking is for utilitarian transportation, but I also try to fit in a daily 6-mile loop along the Paul Dudley White multi-use path on the banks of the Charles River three seasons a year to keep fit. I’m a former Chair of the Cambridge Bicycle Committee.

Thanks Ken!

We want to hear your story. Tell us about yourself and how bicycling is a part of your life. Just copy and paste the form below into an email, fill it in, and send it to shane@massbike.org.

  • Name:
  • Email:
  • Where You Ride:
  • How Often You Ride:
  • Your Profession/Relation/Title (lawyer, nurse, Grandma, son, etc):
  • A picture of you on your bicycle, or you in your daily life (be sure we can see your face):
  • A paragraph or two about your life and your bicycle:

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2 Responses to I Am A Musician, And I Ride

  1. Jonny Tsunami May 7, 2010 at 12:35 am #

    my name is jonny. i am 29 years old, a musician (guitar, ukulele, and most recently alto recorder!), a student, a proud dog owner (a mutt…the best breed ever!), and a military veteran. and yes, i ride. by most people’s standards, i do not ride very far. i take my bike to school (3.2 miles by car odometer), and for short trips around the neighborhood to the local coffee shop, etc. i have only been riding for about six months, but i have learned to enjoy the peace and solitude of simply cruising about on my wal-mart huffy. i ride a beach cruiser due to back injuries (upright position is a huge help!) sustained in Iraq, and i have accessorized my cruiser to fit my needs, and style. that’s right, my cruiser has a mirror, horn, cup holder for those morning classes when i need coffee, a bugle horn, and most recently a back rack. since i’m an electronic engineering student at a tech school, i frequently have classes in which i need to bring my tool box, and the back rack combined with a few bungees, keeps me from driving. i’ve found that when traffic is bad, i can bike it in, in half the time. when traffic is good, i’m within 5 minutes of driving time. and since the florida laws don’t permit me to wear headphones on a bike, i simply enjoy the surroundings. no, my bike story is not all that impressive, but i’ve grown to love it. i’m even considering upgrading from a fixed gear wally world huffy, to a decent three-speed cruiser. my advice to newbies (newer than myself): just go ride! tell the jerk motorists to stuff it, bring a spare t-shirt if you’re worried about sweating too much, and invest in a decent lock. just go ride.

  2. Phil Lindsay May 17, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    Get a picture of Jonny Tsunami and post that story! Great stuff!