Volunteer of the Month:
Neighborhood: Maspeth, Queens
T.A. Member Since: 1991
How Joined T.A.: Found City Cyclist stuck in spokes of bike while
attending Hunter College in Manhattan. 10% member discount looked good.
Volunteer Activities: Certified Master Pilot of T.A. work bike.
(Two-wheeled flatbed cargo bike of Danish design.) Many and varied
transporting tasks including hauling hundreds of pounds of mailbags full of
T.A. newsletters. Distributing bundles of newsletters and Century brochures to
Biggest Load Transported: 250 lbs. of mailbags. (Ed note: All-time T.A.
work bike record.)
Other Work Bike Feats of Note: Riding table, chairs and lumber from
East Village to Staten Island for T.A. table at Bike NY. Ascending Brooklyn
Bridge (five occasions) with heavy load. Navigating massive hailstorm in
Winter '94. Leaving work bike overnight with doorman at ritzy building on
Central Park South while enjoying interlude with San Francisco bike activist.
Other Volunteer Activities: Editing T.A. magazine. Mailing parties for
the last five years. Tabling at street fairs with my buddy Jeff Prant.
High Points: Groping around in the pitch black in the old basement
office at 92 St. Marks Place and accidentally turning off the power and
disabling the phone system after a long day of cargo bike work. Then getting
locked in the back yard and having neighboring pizza guys call upstairs to
have door opened.
On Biking: Cheaper than subway, but it's a pain in the ass sometimes.
Would You Bike if You Were a Millionaire? Yes, it's part of who I am.
NYC Wish List: Easy, safe, convenient 24-hour access to the Queensboro
Bridge. (Note: I don't care about bike lanes.)
Philosophy: Deep down I really don't like cars,- electric, natural gas
or whatever. I'm not just here to party.