I Am An Attorney, And I Ride

Here’s a 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 bicyclist bios 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 Chris.


Where I Ride: All over the Boston area
How Often I Ride: Daily

My Story:
I ride a bike. I have punk rock tattoos. I am an anarchist. I usually
dress in all black. When people first meet me they often think I am a bike
messenger. I am not. I am an attorney. This often seems to invoke
judgment from both others bikers, and lawyers. Many seem to think that
people who ride bikes (especially in the winter) are too poor to own a car,
have had their license suspended from OUIs, are Lance Armstrong or “hipster”
wannabes, are environmental fanatics, or are otherwise some sort of social
anomaly.


I ride a bike for many reasons, but for none of the ones listed
above. First, and most important, I ride because it is just plain fun. I
don’t think any adult can ride a bike without some flashback to the
childhood enjoyment of a first bicycle. That fun is still available to
everyone in their adult life. One just needs to start pedaling again.
Second, I ride because 90% of the time it is faster than driving, or taking
public transportation. Third, I ride because it is great way to keep
healthy. Forth, I ride because it is far cheaper than gasoline. Fifth, I
ride because I never have to drive around looking for that all-elusive
parking spot. Biking is a faster, a cheaper, and a more enjoyable way to
get around the city, while keeping healthy. What more could you ask for?

Thanks Chris!

We still 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 An Attorney, And I Ride

  1. Vertigo September 9, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    I ride for exactly the same reasons… :)

  2. Jesse Johnson September 11, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    Great story and I agree about riding bicycles are fun.