My name is... David Lawful

Family man, cyclist, volunteer, poker player

Posted 9/12/17

Family first

I'm married with two grown sons, and we moved to RidgeGate in Lone Tree four and a half years ago to downsize from a larger home that was near Cherry Creek State Park. We've lived in the south metro area since 1992. The move was in …

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My name is... David Lawful

Family man, cyclist, volunteer, poker player

Posted

Family first

I'm married with two grown sons, and we moved to RidgeGate in Lone Tree four and a half years ago to downsize from a larger home that was near Cherry Creek State Park. We've lived in the south metro area since 1992. The move was in preparation for my eventual retirement from a career in the aerospace industry as a systems engineer and program manager. I have been fully retired now for a year and a half.

Helene, my wife of 30 years, and I seek out volunteer opportunities in Lone Tree. She is a big supporter of the Arts Center and can be found there frequently as an usher. We both also volunteer at CU Denver South. I'm active as vice chair for The City of Lone Tree Recreation Advisory Committee. I organize the City of Lone Tree Bike to Work Day Breakfast Station and volunteer at Bicycle Colorado about once a week.

Riding, hiking and bluffing

One of my very favorite things to do is cycling, I have logged nearly 4,500 miles so far this year and will probably come close to or exceed 6,500 total. I enjoy all kinds of riding, road and mountain, and I ride alone as well as in groups. I've also recently been doing hiking treks with my youngest son.

I'm an avid poker player and have been in a regular bi-monthly game for over 10 years and have been meeting up with an internet-based group at least annually since 1999. My academic background is as a mathematician and I find games of strategy, probability and incomplete information interesting.

Probably my favorite thing to do with my family is travel.

The name game

My name has never protected me from a parking or speeding ticket, but I've heard every play on it you can imagine, from “Awful Lawful” to David Falafel.

My very favorite though was when I was in college. The U.S. Army did a mass mailing to all the senior men but a bug in their software caused the first letter of everyone's name and their middle initial to be dropped, and all the other letters shifted one position to the left. So mine came addressed to "Avid L. Awful.”

The form letter inside began “Dear Mr. Awful,” the body of the letter was inquiring if I felt I was good enough to join up. I went to graduate school instead.

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