My name is Jim, I’m 55 years old, and I’m an avid cyclist and bike commuter in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I started commuting to work full-time in May of 2008. I wish I’d been doing this all of my life.

There are significant societal benefits to getting more people out of their cars and onto their bikes (even for people who will never give up driving 100% of the time), but I want to focus on my own selfish reasons for riding a bike. I’ve bummed too many rides from friends and family over the years to ever demonize the automobile. I like cars. And I’m not going to claim any kind of moral superiority over drivers – a stance I’ve seen some cyclists take that bothers me immensely.

I want to encourage co-operation, not confrontation. Let’s share the roads, and cut each other some slack.

5 Responses

  1. Hey Jim, great to have another cyclist wheeling around Edmonton. I’m so happy winter has turned into spring, it makes commuting so much faster.

  2. Thanks for the comment. Nice to see someone, anyone, reads this stuff occasionally.

    Hope to see you out on the roads/paths/trails. There’s more people out every day.

  3. Hi there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the excellent work!

  4. Hey Jim,
    Have been reading your blog and am happy you’re doing something you love and have a passion for. Really hope you’re doing well!

  5. I just want to say—as a fellow Edmontonian bike-nerd— that your stuff is great, and I’m stoked on it.

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