Bike Friday: Pocket Llama, Pocket Rocket Pro
My involvement in bicycles started a few years later than most kids. For some reason I needed a little extra time and training to get up on two wheels.
When I finally figured it out, I proceeded into full time fascination with the amazing, virtually silent machine that could so efficiently leverage my own muscle power into forward motion.
As a young adult, I tried my hand at operating much more powerful and impressive equipment, like cars, airplanes, and naval nuclear power plants.
All that noisy, stinky stuff has its place I suppose. Experience has taught me that I'd prefer that place to be somewhere comfortably distant from my nose, ears, and daily living. The bicycle represents a technology that is truly synergistic with real quality of life as I perceive it.
Before coming to Bike Friday, I worked on and off in bicycle shops for a total of seven years while attending college and serving in the military.
During that time I was able to explore self-supported touring, mountain biking, and amateur road racing to my heart's content.
In October, 2000 I came to Bike Friday, where I have worked as a sales consultant and primarily as a customer service technician.
My conversion to complete Bike Friday aficionado started with the replacement of my venerable Trek 520 with a Pocket Llama in 2000, and culminated with the replacement of my Bianchi road racer with a Pocket Rocket Pro with titanium mast in 2003.
With Bike Friday providing safe, garaged bicycle parking, and by moving conveniently close to work, I have been able to realize a vision of my childhood: I commute to work by bicycle and do not own a car. I live the dream every day now!
I have to keep pinching myself.