When I went to Campus Cycles to interview for the job of Service manager, I rode my bike. I was living between Parker and Aurora, on Parker Road, and I wasn't really sure how to get to Campus on a bike.
So, I looked on a city map and figured out a way to go. I meandered my way over to the area where I now live, and just hit Evans Avenue to go west from Colorado. After I went through the interview, I was talking to some of the employees and one of them asked me how I had gotten there.
I outlined my route and, when I got to the part where I rode down Evans, all of the guys went wide-eyed.
"I can't believe you rode down Evans," Ned Grant said. "I would never get on that road!"
So, I asked them how they would go, and they laid out what I refer to as "The Bike Route", now, when I go south from home.
I was reminded of this, this morning, when I saw a guy on a Toys R Us bike riding down Evans between Colorado and University. I thought to myself, "Man, I'd never ride a bicycle out in traffic on this road!"
Then, I remembered that, at one time, I had...