Bike To Work Day arrived today. My National holiday celebrating those that chose to leave their cars at home and for the simplicity of the bicycle is always a ton of fun. Once again I helped organize a lot of fun here at work. Adobe Seattle has been sponsoring our local BTWD for 17 years by my estimation. That is simply awesome.
It reminds me actually of how I came to work at Adobe Systems. As a younger man I knew that I wanted to make a switch of employers. I liked that I had happened into technology and I seemed to have had a knack for Tech Support. As I was riding my bike I reached down for my water bottle. I noticed that my 1995 Bike To Work Day water bottle had 3 big sponsors, WRQ, Visio and Adobe. All three were companies whose products I knew and liked. I could apply there. How cool would it be to work for a company who also supported cycling efforts in my community? Right?!
That was pretty much the decision making process right there. I hunted job postings and finally applied at Adobe. 15 years later we are still supporting BTWD and supporting our employees who chose to commute by bike. I really feel lucky to work for such a great company.
This month Jack and I have been riding a lot. I've been posting photos to the zenfolio site. Today we rode through a few commuter stations and met some friends on the ride in. Here's a picture from today at the Nickerson St station. Jack was asked to pose for 2 more photos and, as you would expect, he hammed it up.
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