Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Daniel

Daniel at Fifth Avenue South and South Jackson Street




Carl

Carl at South Jackson Street and Second Avenue Extension South




Heidi

Heidi at Third Avenue South and South Jackson Street
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
I ride a K2 Breeze - it's made for comfort not speed, kind of like me.

Why do you ride? 
I ride for fitness in my daily commute and it's just a really good way to get lost in your thoughts as you ride along a bike path.

Where do you ride? 
I mostly ride during my commute between Seattle and Kent, combined with the train. Riding in traffic makes me extremely nervous after I was rear-ended by a car a couple of years ago.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
I often ride along the Interurban or Green River trails and will see all manner of wildlife - otters swimming in the river, coyotes trotting along the beside me close to the trail - it's magical to be in an urban environment and yet be so close to nature in these spaces.




Sunday, September 20, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Daniel

Daniel at International District/Chinatown Station
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
One of the first all aluminum Treks from the '80's.

Why do you ride? 
Driving in traffic (I-90) is the worst. Parking costs $20/day. I sleep better when I exercise. Biking is a great way to slow down and connect with neighborhoods and neighbors. Philosophically I want to be part of the solution and advocate for safer/better infrastructure and culture to support cycling. This won't get better by not actually doing it!

Where do you ride? 
Usually I commute from the Central District to Bellevue and back or just for errands and adventures around town. On weekends I love longer rides and occasional bike/camping.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
Seeing coworkers start riding their bikes too!
Bonus: here's a blog post I wrote about biking in Seattle: 
http://www.limeade.com/2015/05/10-things-ive-learned-from-biking-in-seattle/




Geneva

Geneva at Fifth Avenue South and South Jackson Street
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
1987 Nashbar.

Why do you ride? 
Physical and mental well-being, and responsible transportation.

Where do you ride? 
Almost everywhere!

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
The things I find in the road and the people I get to interact with.





Sunday, September 13, 2015

Joline

Joline at Northeast 125th and Lake City Way Northeast
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
Cannondale Adventure.

Why do you ride? 
I feel more connected to the world when I ride my bike.

Where do you ride? 
I ride my bike to do errands.  Lately I’ve been taking the Burke-Gilman and Sammamish River trails to Bothell as part of a commute and love it.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
Best thing that happened to me while riding my bike….I am stuck on this one. Maybe learning that I AM strong enough to ride up that hill.




Carol

Carol at Northeast 125th and Lake City Way Northeast
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
A red Gary Fisher "Nirvana".

Why do you ride? 
I ride my bike for exercise and to feel the wind on my face.

Where do you ride? 
I ride in and around Seattle.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
I received the "Golden woman bike pin"!



Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Ralph

Ralph at Fifth Avenue South and South Weller Street




John

John at the International District/Chinatown Station
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
I ride a Rawland Stag that I built up from a frameset to my own quirky requirements and budgetary constraints.

Why do you ride? 
I ride because it's cheaper and more fun than driving to work and paying for a gym membership.

Where do you ride? 
I ride in the greater Seattle area, mostly as part of my multi-modal commute.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
Life!




Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Craig

Craig on the Weller Street Bridge




Dan

Dan at South King Street and Fifth Avenue South
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
I ride a 2012 Fuji Roubaix.

Why do you ride? 
I ride because it has helped me deal with PTSD, depression and substance abuse. I do not use a service dog , I prefer my "service bike".

Where do you ride? 
I ride mostly in Snohomish County but at this time I use the bus and bike method to get to appointments at Seattle V.A. medical center.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
The best thing has happened while riding has to be getting and staying in healthy shape both physically AND mentally.




Mac

Mac at King Street Station's Sounder platform