I started Bike Jax in February of 2008, I had planned on it being a source for cycling happenings through out Jacksonville and North Florida. It didn't take long for Bike Jax to morph into an advocacy/transportation orientated blog. Bike Jax picked up followers, fans and supports faster than a coon dog on the scent. One of those followers was this weird Indian guy living in the heart of the suburban Indian community know as Baymeadows.
Whatever I posted I could count on a comment and/or email from this guy. Once I finally met that weird Indian guy, I realized that he wasn't so much weird as he was lost. Not so much lost, as trying to find himself in a new job in a new country, in a historically unsociable city. That guy, +Abhishek Mukherjee quickly went from follower of Bike Jax to supporter, to member of team Bike Jax where he gave way more then he took and more importantly he became my friend. I watched as this lost guy not only found himself within the very friendly and sociable urban core, but grew into a valued member of not only the cycling community, but the community as a whole.
As the new year starts Abhishek will be leaving Jacksonville for a new job in the Bronze Level bicycle city of Lakeland. Our loss is Lakeland's gain and I really don't have the writing skills or vocabulary to properly say how much his friendship to me and to the success of Bike Jax has meant. I do have pictures however, Enjoy a retrospective of some Abhishek's adventures on and off the bike.