Hello, Welcome to A Dude Abikes’ About Page!

Me as a kid on a red Raleigh. I bet I probably took it off some sweet jumps.

I’m a regular guy in Austin who rides a bike ever since his car got smashed on January 25th, 2005. I have been blogging about my riding since 2016, when I set out to bike 80 miles a week but instead did 100, finishing the year at 5,306. In 2017, I figured out I could do a bit less and still achieve 10,000 miles in two years. So I did 4,714. Maybe that makes me not so regular.

You can check out all my rides, walks and occasional swims here: A Dude Abikes on Strava, the GPS activity tracker. You can sign up and track your own stuff and follow me as well. I put in clever titles and pictures that don’t always show up on my blog.

The Austin newspaper profiled me on January 15, 2018 in an article by Pam LeBlanc titled “Can a regular guy bike 10,000 miles in two years? This dude did.” You can read my post about it at this link here.

Since late 2015, I have been volunteering with Bike Austin because they are saving lives by organizing and advocating for bike lanes, sidewalks, and better transit in general. I was honored to be awarded their Advocacy Ambassador of 2017. If you are a cyclist and not a member, please join today. Mention A Dude Abikes sent you.

So you could say I’m an “award-winning, as featured in the newspaper” kinda guy.

Charity bike riding is fun, supported, important and gratifying. A Dude Abikes has raised over $12,000 in six rides — three for breast cancer, two for AIDS, and one two-day ride for MS. You’re encouraged to do the same and help support these and other neighbors who are patients fighting to survive or live well despite various ailments.

Non-spammers and non-robots with real questions, ideas or suggestions may contact me at ADudeAbikes AT gmail.

Things I’m interested in:

  1. Followers, Likes, and (helpful) Comments, Re-blogs, Shares on Social Media, tell all your friends.
  2. Hire A Dude! For cash money I will help you navigate the streets of Austin on a bike. I am now a League Cycling Instructor and have over 16,000 miles of cycling under my belt, mostly in North Central Austin, and that’s not nuthin’. Certain conditions, disclaimers and reasonable rates will apply See the email address above.
  3. Marketing assistance. Spreading A Dude Abikes message through social media primarily. Creation and sales of A Dude Abikes jerseys, shirts, hats, buttons, stickers and more.
  4. Website assistance. I have the domain but that’s about it so far.
  5. Sponsorships. If 50 people or businesses donated $50 every month for a year, that would allow me the time to write a book about my bicycling, continue writing the blog several times a week, afford health care, food and rent, and to keep riding. Email me if you’re interested.
  6. A new bicycle. The one I have done distances on is now decommissioned due to a fatal crack that can’t be repaired. A good quality flat bar hybrid or road bike is about $2,000.
  7. Funds for other bike things: shoes, gloves, helmet, parts, repairs, tubes, tires, brakes. These things add up. At some point I may have a GoFundMe account. If interested in donating now, please email above.
  8. A coach. Currently there is not a budget for this.
  9. Fine, fun folks to go bicycling with. Particularly with cars and bike racks to get out of town.
  10. Other to be defined.

Thanks for your interest and support of A Dude Abikes! Apologies in advance to any and everyone who likes or comments that I may miss or not reply to. It’s not that I don’t want to engage, but riding, writing and life have to come first.

31 thoughts on “About

  1. First of all, thank you for reading all my posts. As you can see, I have just started – whereas YOU have been at this for quite a while. I am impressed by your stamina, your writing, your sense of humor, and your daily physical effort. I don’t have your drive to bike but we do have daily yoga in common. 🙂 I’ll keep following you – you have inspired me! Thank you.

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    1. Well I’ll end up I have been cutting bags on now it’s your turn. To be honest I’ve only read a few posts I did Like them all, though. It helps that I haven’t had a job for quite a while and and I did make daily writing habit 30 minutes back in 2018.

      If you want to get better at habits regimes cto read James Clear”s Atomic Habits and you can get his weekly free newsletter. Best of luck and thanks again!


  2. Hi there. You posted a comment on my blog post thanking me for taking an interest in your blog and asking if i bike.
    Yes i bike, but because i have 2 damaged knees (through playing football way past my “sell by” date) i have the help of electric assist to get me up those hills. I have a car, but bike when ever i can or walk… got to help save the planet.

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  3. Hi, Dude. I saw your photo on a comment on another blog and stopped by. I am an old bike rider myself. I use it to keep my body and brain going even at an advanced age. Nice to see you totally dedicated to it. Ride on!

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  4. Hi Dude, I hope you managed to acquire all that merchandise you requested and also the techy help. It’s so fun to read about the passionate interests of others and I wish you all the best with your future riding ventures.

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  5. This is Bryan. You asked some questions over at my blog. It doesn’t allow me to reply twice. Go figure. I don’t bike. Wish I did. You do need beta readers or, if you have any in your area, get involved in a writer’s group. That’s where the action is.

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  6. Great to read the words of another dedicated bicyclist. FYI: the link to your site which you shared as part of the “Promote Your Blog In 2018” message was not spelled correctly. But I nosed around and found your site anyways.

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  7. Great to read the words of another dedicated bicyclist. FYI: the link to your site which you shared as part of the “Promote Your Blog In 2018” message was not spelled correctly. But I nised around and found your site anyways.


  8. You are such an engaging writer! I usually don’t read for a while, then I binge-read to catch up. Loved the conversation with your bike.

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