Your ticket to ride …

I am thrilled to report that today marks the 17th anniversary of my retirement. On October 2 of 2000, I bade the financial world adieu and started my life as a guy who didn’t have to get up for work. I got my first job at the age of 10 sweeping the floor of a dry cleaner and continued to work till I reached 60. Although my degree is in Finance, I went into the publishing world writing and editing. I liked markets, but always knew I would write. I wrote and practiced journalism for most of my career, spending 20 years working for Reuters covering markets and then teaching journalism at Medill for several years. Because I had written about markets for 30 years, my boss at a major philanthropy asked me if I would like to manage some money. So, I managed $900 million in bond investments for the final five years of my working life.

No mas. I thought I would celebrate with this biking post. When I was working I used to tell my friends at the office that when I retired I was going to ride my bike on the Chicago lakefront every day. They thought that was funny. I was never more serious.

You all know how I ride my bike nearly every day year ’round here in Chicago. I do it because I love it. Period. Everything else is gravy.

I am always excited to run across items like the ones below. They point to some of the fun I get cycling. If you aren’t doing it, or haven’t done it for a while, think about giving it a spin. You might find that flying across the pavement feels really nice. As you can see from the infographic below, there are some notable physical benefits, too. 

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Tony

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Filed under biking, cold weather biking, commuter biking, Exercise, exercise benefits, regular bike riding, safe biking

6 responses to “Your ticket to ride …

  1. Lynn Wren

    I love biking too. Just started mountain biking b/c my knees are really bad and I am a hiker (replacement happening this year). Mountain biking gets me back in the forest. I am so happy I can get back, deep into the woods again!

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  2. Raj Chaudhary

    Impressive, keep writing & riding!! You are not retired yet.

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  3. Congrats, Tony and Happy Anniversary! Sharing this post on my Facebook page 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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