Sunday, May 20, 2012

HuBBA SPOTLIGHT: John Archer, Bicycle Commuter

HuBBA member John Archer is a dedicated bicycle commuter who peddles between 22 and 27 miles- depending on the route-one way from his home in Huntington Beach to the ARCO plant in Carson.  John started riding to work one way in 2009 (he carpooled the other way) and has increased to twice weekly, round trips.

John is a prudent rider. Since his morning rides begin in darkness he uses a variety of safety features including: front white light on strobe mode, rear red light on strobe mode, helmet forward mounted white light to illuminate the street, MAXSA innovations 20026 yellow reflective safety Vest with 16 LED light in flash mode, Plant Bike BRT Strap multi-use LED bicycle safety light worn just below the left knee) and reflective tape on the heels of his bike shoes. Also, he dons a properly fitted helmet with an attached rear-view mirror.  John must be a man that cannot be missed!

John is a recreational rider that bicycles for exercise, weight loss, and the added bonuses of stress reduction/mood enhancement. Recently, he upgraded to a lighter, more responsive used bicycle that is more enjoyable and easier to peddle. Another useful gadget, the GPS on his smart phone, is available at .  John states “it is fun and helps motivates me plus it measures my average speed among several statistics”.

Keep up the good work John and fellow HuBBA commuters!

Readers: HuBBA supports the National Safe Routes to School programs for both bicyclists and pedestrians. Parents, send us a story (maximum 275 words) about you and/or your child walking or bicycling to school. The story can be either a good or bad experience.

Dan Hazard

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