We’ll be sharing more about Team Alabamboo in the weeks before the ride. Read on!
What motivated you to participate in the Alabamboo Bike Ride?
Last August Marc O’Brien mentioned to me that he was planning something great (aka Alabamboo) for the following summer. I immediately responded that I would be very interested, in fact I believe I made the commitment right then to the ride. However I will be honest, a large motivating factor for this ride is selfish. I have a score to settle after my last attempt to cross the country ended earlier than planned.
Why do you care about something that is happening in Alabama, a state that is more often the punchline to a joke about poverty?
I don’t really like poverty jokes, or the people who tell them. And I personally believe in doing all I can to help eliminate them. Whether it means working locally, nationally, or globally my mother taught me give back.
How do you think the ride will reflect on Alabama?
Just by starting in Alabama I feel we will be showing others that a cross-country tour does not have to begin in the prescribed locals. Hopefully our ride across most of America will encourage a healthier cross pollination of ideas and resources, as well.
What do you know about Alabama that you can tell people that you meet during the bike tour?
I’ll answer this question on May 23 when I arrive in Greensboro.
What would you like people to know about YOU and this project?
On paper it looks like I am a graphic designer, but in my delusions I’m a cowboy poet with aspirations of grandeur.
These questions were originally posed to us by Cherokee Lair for an article for Alabama Magazine.