Team Meeting

Yesterday, I met with supporters from the CHNA#4 (the group that funded the trip to Portland, ME last June). The purpose was generate ideas for how to proceed with CyclingSavvy Pioneer Valley. I got some good leads on more possible supporters. We scheduled a new meeting in three weeks. We shot this photo at the end of the meeting.

 
 
 

About the author

I was born in 1977. I am principally a math teacher and have been teaching since the age of 17. I have a B.E. in computer engineering from SUNY Stony Brook (2000) and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Umass Amherst (2008). In the Society for Creative Anachronism, I am Lord Eli of Bergental, member of The Order of the Fountain. I first learned to ride a bike, in the common sense, at age 7. Due to a visual disability I cannot acquire a driver's license. I once thought of this limitation as a severe one. I made some trips by foot, bike, and bus, and relied on friends and family members with cars to give me rides for some other trips. For the most part, however, the difficulty I had in traveling prevented me from living what most people would consider a full life. I learned to DRIVE a bike at age 27, and it radically transformed my life. Suddenly, I could go wherever I wanted, whenever I wanted, in a reliable, flexible, carefree manner. It felt as if I was no longer disabled. Now I travel almost entirely by bicycle. I have found that good cycling habits provide me with more freedom and flexibility than I could ever achieve through driving a motor vehicle. I have cycled in ten states and the District of Columbia, on a wide variety of roads under a wide variety of conditions. I have made trips of up to 200 miles.

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2 Comments

  • Any further progress on this development? How can I contribute?

     
  • We’re making slow but steady progress. There could be a breakthrough soon. Your help would be most appreciated. Talk to me privately.