Know the Board: David

What do you do to pay the bills? I own a consulting practice specializing in organizational development and innovation and I teach English at Righetti High School in Santa Maria.

What kind of riding do you do? How often? Mostly road, some fire roads/trails, 1-2 times a week (not often enough!)

What do you think the most important thing the Coalition has done in SLO County? By providing information, rider resources and advocacy, the Coalition has put a human/organizational face on the “nachas” and goodwill associated with making our community safe to enjoy the great outdoors and get from place to place under our own power, without spending $4/gallon.

What advice do you have to encourage others to get on their bicycles? 

  1. Add up the money you spent on gas last month. 
  2. Bicycling not only gets you where you want to go, it improves you and inspires the people around you. 
  3. It’s easy to find drivers who’d rather be anywhere but behind the steering wheel.  See if you can find a bicyclist– on a custom carbon number, a beach cruiser, a trike or a forty-pound rig with a trailer full of worldly possessions– who’d rather NOT be in the saddle.

What’s your favorite thing about bicycles? They are simple, they are elegant, they are fun, they are associated in my mind with youth, health and freedom, and they spawned the ultimate ease-of-use cliche: “It’s like riding a bike.”

Describe your favorite bicycle memory: My first ride, during which I wobbled, pedaled furiously, wobbled some more, and ultimately crashed my Schwinn into Grandma Avis’ rose bushes about sixty feet from where I started.

If you had to name your favorite bicycle, what would you name it? Land shark

Anything else you want to share? ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ!