Rider Profile

Dan McDowell: Urban
Team: Friends of Consider Biking
Years Cycling: 20 Age: 59
Height: 5-10 Weight: 150
Days/Month: 0 Miles YTD: 0 Days YTD: 0
Born: Lancaster, Ohio
Resides: Clintonville (Columbus, Ohio)
Occupation: Civil Engineer (Bldg Plan Review for City of Columbus)
Favorite Food: I have to pick just one?
Favorite Ride: My recreational ride starts at home in Clintonville, down to Olentangy Trail, south to at least Third Ave, sometimes as far as Audubon Center, then home via the neighborhoods, German Village, Downtown, Short North, University, Old North Columbus, Clintonville. I love to see what's going on.
Favorite Quote: Never look back. Always look ahead. (Of course, this doesn't count the rear view mirror on my bike!).
Why I Ride: Many reasons. Had stopped after college due to career demands. Started again about 12 years ago for fitness and it's fun! Good for the environment and my stress level.
My Commute: Work commute is only 3 miles RT. But we do everything else on the bike as well. Groceries, restaurants, family (local!), church, bank, etc. I even rode my bike to renew my drivers license. I ride year round. Some weeks I only drive a car once.

Ride Log

Week of May 7, 2012 4 Rides  •  15 Miles
Fri 5/11 3 miles   RT to work. 
Thu 5/10 6 miles   Home to Aldi at Crew Stadium, then an extra spin down through OSU just for fun! 
Thu 5/10 3 miles   RT to work in Linden. What an ideal morning! 
Wed 5/9 3 miles   RT to work in Linden. 
Week of April 30, 2012 10 Rides  •  72 Miles
Sun 5/6 14 miles   south on the OBT, then west past the Schott to Arlington, Marble Cliff, Grandview, & back to Vic Village. North through campus to home. 
Sun 5/6 4 miles   RT to Maple Grove church for worship. 
Sat 5/5 5 miles   ride with my wife to Alana's on campus for anniversary dinner. 28 years! beautiful evening. 
Sat 5/5 17 miles   up High St to Worthington, down to OBT, then north to Mt. Air. Back south on the trail to Northmoor, stop at Kroger on the way home.