• An Unusual Commute

    by  • March 5, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    You can do a lot with plywood.

    “When I tell people that I used to race bicycles, they sometimes confuse that with racing mountain bikes. No, I gently explain, mountain bike races are very different than road races. What I mean to say is that road racers are a little crazy, mountain bike racers are just plain crazy, then there are downhill mountain bike racers. To help explain, please view the attached video of a downhill mountain bike race. ~ Jim Westhoff


    James Wilson is the executive director of Bike Delaware. He is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (by whom he was named the 2014 Professional of the Year, Nonprofit Sector), the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Delaware Bicycle Council. He serves on the board of directors of Delaware Greenways and as the co-chair of the policy committee of the Advisory Council on Walkability and Pedestrian Awareness. He holds engineering degrees from Yale University and the University of Texas at Austin and is the only registered lobbyist for cycling and walking in Delaware. He helped create, and continues to lead Bike Delaware's participation in, the Walkable Bikeable Delaware campaign. During his tenure as Bike Delaware's executive director, Delaware advanced in the national Bicycle Friendly State rankings for five years in a row, farther and faster than any other state, ever. Delaware is now officially ranked as the #3 Bicycle Friendly State in America.

    2 Responses to An Unusual Commute

    1. Tim
      March 8, 2011 at 7:46 am

      James: Great video. I'm guessing the race was in Europe from the streets and cobbles. Spain? I noticed the UCI official at the end. Hope nothing happened to that dog….

    2. Xander
      August 1, 2011 at 6:37 pm

      Not Spain. Going by the flags at the end of the video it must be Chile. They certainly have mountains there.
      Wow, that was a thrill though. Thanks for posting.

      LOL, that dog!

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