That was me a few years ago! I bought a bike at The Hub, Detroit’s hipster two-wheeler palladium, and started to pedal for the first time in decades. I was terrified I was gonna kill somebody. Or kill myself!

But I got used to it and eventually decided to bike to work and back every day, about 12 miles round trip.

All well and good until I realized that a thunderstorm meant I either got wet or summoned an Uber.

Then we moved work locations and I went so far as to install a shower in the warehouse so I could bike without fear of the consequences if we had an important meeting with investors or something.

Biking turned into a lifestyle!

And I’m not even a hipster. ;-)

Keep it up, Mike. For us old guys (Ahem), daily exercise like biking is almost miraculous in terms of health and fitness.

Just look at the Dutch! It’s not JUST the weed that keeps them healthy and young. ;-)


Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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