Monday, August 31, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

Brian

Brian at Fourth Avenue South and South Jackson Street




Brittany

Brittany at Third Avenue and Spring Street
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
Right now, I'm riding my Galaxie fixed gear around, since it's super light and easy to load on/off public transport.

Why do you ride? 
I ride because I love the open air. Some of my most zen moments happen during late night rides. 
I typically ride for leisure or quick trips but it has been my main mode of transport since moving here. 

Where do you ride? 
I'm a Chicago native, recently transplanted to Seattle and I've been riding to explore the city, view apartments, attend work trainings, etc. 

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
The World Naked Bike Ride is the best biking event, I looked forward to it every year. I've done 3 in Chicago, one in Portland, and I look forward to Seattle's!




Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

Paul and Tom

Paul and Tom at Fifth Avenue South and South Jackson Street
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
The gold/black one is a Specialized Stump Jumper (full suspension) with 26” tires.  The other is a 29er hardtail made by Volcanic.

Why do you ride? 
We ride around for patrol purposes.  It gives us much better ability to contact people and it makes us more approachable for normal people who would like to speak with us.  It’s also much easier to get from point A to point B, in downtown Seattle than in a car.

Where do you ride? 
All over the City of Seattle, but mostly in the downtown core.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
We’ve met some interesting people in downtown.




Charles

Charles at Fifth Avenue South and South Jackson Street




Kendra

Kendra at Fourth Avenue South and South Jackson Street




Thursday, August 13, 2015

Paulo

Paulo at Fifth Avenue and Jefferson Street 
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
Rivendell Bleriot.

Why do you ride? 
Too lazy to walk, too cheap to drive.

Where do you ride? 
Everywhere.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
Thoughts and less often, no thoughts.




Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Jacci

Jacci at Fifth Avenue South and South King Street
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
Global (Handmade Chinese).

Why do you ride? 
To save my feet from certain doom, forcing them to walk in impossible heels.

Where do you ride? 
Work, play, shopping, clubbing...

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
I must appear bigger than life on my bike because, so often, people enjoy taking a photo....
      It seems to make them smile... ;-)




Bailey

Bailey in the Beacon Hill Station bike cage
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
I actually have 4 bicycles right now!! aah. I upgraded my first 2 and haven't yet found the right owners to adopt them.
My first racing bike is/was a cannondale caad8 aluminum with bits of carbon road bike.
My first touring/commuter bike is/was a Kona Sutra 2005.

My current active bicycles are:
The beautiful surly disc trucker you met today and my fuji supreme 2.0 carbon fiber racing bike. (with aero bars!)

They're both amazing and will join me for many adventures. 

Why do you ride? 
I ride my bicycle for practical reasons - I don't have a car and I like getting around on my own time but also for pleasure. Last summer I logged over 2,000 miles on my cannondale just as a means of appreciating the weather and clearing my head.

Where do you ride? 
I ride everywhere except for highways, limited off-road and ideally avoiding roads that are exceptionally unfriendly towards bikes. 

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
So many good things! I've met amazing people, strengthened friendships seen parts of WA you can only get to by cycle, and found a lot of independence and happiness.




Saturday, August 1, 2015