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A Drawer Full of Spandex

by Adam Arenstein

My transformation, from purchasing a bike to becoming a more capable rider. 

Adam Arenstein and Erica Hymen, California Ride alumni and members of the 2012 California Ride Planning Committee

Adam Arenstein and Erica Hymen, California Ride alumni and members of the 2012 California Ride Planning Committee

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.

Join Adam and many others for the 3rd Annual California Ride and Retreat, May 10-13, 2012

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