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Charlotte, NC
Hometown: Charlotte

Member since:

March 16, 2013

Which type of riding fo you prefer, road, mountain or both?

Both. I still ride a road bike most often but thanks to Pedro I've tackled the trail again and it was a blast. After commuting on a road bike with 700 cm rims for over 12 years now I've started riding a 26" mountain bike with slick tires sometimes. I like that because I can take side excursions like the trail behind Myers Park High along the creek and I don't have to worry about holes and curbs.

Where is your favorite place to ride?

In city limits of Charlotte. Have ridden in Costa Rica, Phoenix, AZ and Austin, TX in past year too. I read David Byrne's "Bicycle Diaries" and soon after took a weekend trip to NYC with wife, rented bikes and rode downtown, Central Park, Uptown, Harlem, it was great! I am less fearful of urban traffic than that on highways. The most scary city to ride in is San Francisco. I did that summer of 2014. Riding 45 degree hills in heavy traffic is a challenge to say the least.

How often do you ride per week?

6? There aren't many days I don't get on a bike at all. Ride 10 miles to work over 190 days a year. My ride home is something I look forward to all day.

What distance do you enjoy riding for either road or mountain biking?

Road - less than 30 miles more than 10. I've found that I ride more if I ride the comfortable distance often. I'm getting over 3,500 miles a year now but rarely ride over 25 in a single ride.


Love to ride and ride to work often. I like the nighttime rides too.

What Paul is saying about this Meetup Group

This is great! I've been cycling in Charlotte for decades and never realized there was a casual cycling group.

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