by Adam Arenstein
My transformation, from purchasing a bike to becoming a more capable rider.
My decision to buy a hybrid bike two years ago was motivated by my desire to drive less and get outside more. I had visions of rolling down the street to get ice cream or cruising a few miles to the beach. “Serious cycling” was not a part of my plan. However, here I am two years later with a drawer full of spandex and other gear to go out on comfortable multi-hour rides. How did I get here? Hazon was my catalyst.
In the dearth of last year’s wet winter, it seemed like a dream to cycle on the rolling hills of wine country, down the Sonoma coast and across the Golden Gate Bridge. I had no clue how to start training, what to wear or how to change a flat tire. Friendly Hazon volunteers, cyclists themselves, eased me into longer rides with a training schedule and abundant advice. Now I bike 20 miles to work at least once a week and love combining my workout with my commute. Hazon gave me a new way to appreciate nature and reconnect to my values. Let Hazon be your catalyst to a new experience.
Adam Arenstein is a member of the Planning Committee for 2012 Hazon California Ride & Retreat. Support Adam’s ride.
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