I've been participating on this board for a month, and hadn't looked at this thread.
I used to be a bike shop service manager, so, yeah, I know a little bit about bicycles. I've owned a couple or three or six or...
I'm very much an education guy, too, so I've been a cycling instructor, certified in two different programs. I earned my League (of American Bicyclists) Cycling Instructor number in 2007, taught using their program for a few years, was VP/Education with the local club for a few years until club politics turned me off. By that time, I was seeing good stuff about the CyclingSavvy program https://cyclingsavvy.org/
, and my wife and I earned CyclingSavvy Instructor status.
So, yeah, since pictures are favored around here...
I'm sort-of known locally for favoring recumbent bikes. I've had the purple one since it was new in 1996. I found the black one in 2010, and it's my wife's favorite bike:
My fastest bike has been my Bacchetta Strada, that I built from a frame kit, after having a guy here in town do some custom paint for me. I had to pedal like heck to keep up with my own bike:
During a local "Bike fashion" ride, I was on my '73 Raleigh Superbe 3-speed, and my wife was on her Globe Live3 Mixte. And, yes, I rode wearing a kilt, without anyone seeing whether I was wearing undergarments:
I take a dim view of most bike lanes. They tend to do one thing quite well, and that is to make cyclists using the bike lanes and motorists using the general travel lanes irrelevant to each other until the moment of impact, usually in an intersection made more complicated than necessary by the bike lane:
Eventually I'll figure out this signature thing and decide what I want to put here.