FullSizeRender-1So the first few questions on the City of Atlanta job application for Chief Bicycle Officer ask me if I went to school for engineering (that would be no), if I had this and that certification (another big, fat no), and if I had at least five years experience doing things I never did — and yet I apply anyway.

We all love an underdog story, don’t we? Flashback to when I used to wear an Underdog cartoon-character t-shirt while Traveling at the Speed of Bike as a kid. This could be a coming-full-circle moment at a critical crossroads in my life (when I will actually single-handedly represent four of the seven bullets on the list of people being targeted by the city as priorities in its Cycle Atlanta plan).

As we like to say in my family, never turn down a job you haven’t been offered. And so I throw my helmet in the ring, and, as usual, I trust the journey . . .

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