Saturday, February 27, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Dan

Dan at Eighth Avenue Northwest and Northwest 65th Street




Ryan

Ryan in Nord Alley
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
Old school Fuji track frame.

Why do you ride? 
I ride because i have a phobia of riding in cars so biking is my way of commuting.

Where do you ride? 
I ride my bike as far as Redmond and as close as Fremont.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
Best thing that's happened while riding? Help a cyclist fix his spoke with a band aid crossing I-90.




Parker

Parker at Lenora Street and Third Avenue




Jill

Jill at Fifth Avenue South and South Jackson Street
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
I ride a K2 Title 9. I like the logo because Title 9 is the law that, among other things, gave girls and women equal access to sports and physical fitness in school. I bought it about 10 years ago and the company was sold so they don’t make them anymore. I gets lots of comments on it because of the paint design.

Why do you ride? 
I ride my bike for so many reasons: the environment, physical and emotional health, traffic avoidance and most of all fun! I love to be outdoors and riding a bike lets me do more of that.

Where do you ride? 
I ride every day to work, and it is a voyage in sights and smells, taking me through Myrtle Edwards park with all the green space, tang of the sea and scent of flowers, then along the waterfront with the tourists and lovely essence of smoked salmon, next up through the International District with the aroma of dim sum wafting all around me, finally up to Seattle University Law School where I work. I also ride on weekends a lot, sometimes in the mountains (my favorite ride is Stevens Canyon to Paradise on Mt Rainier) or locally on the Burke Gilman Trail.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
So many great things have happened—seeing the scenery and wildlife, hearing the snow melt, and feeling the sun, and wind and rain!—but my favorite thing is to run into friends around town.




Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Ingrid

Ingrid at Fifth Avenue South and South Weller Street
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
My bike is a Villiger bike, which is a Swiss brand.  I believe it's a 1999 model (not sure; I bought it used in Germany).

Why do you ride? 
I'm from Europe, so riding my bike everywhere is normal for me.  Over here, I would say it's good for the environment, good for traffic (this region does not need another car on the roads), cheap and more reliable than buses.  Also, it's my daily exercise!

Where do you ride? 
I ride my bike to get around town - get groceries, meet up with friends, go to work, going out, ...  I do my daily commute via bus & bike, which is great. Taking my bike saves me about half an hour every day.  Sometimes I go on fun exploratory trips.  I like taking the water taxi over to West Seattle and biking along Alki Beach and beyond.  Seeing the mountains across Puget Sound is so beautiful!

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
I was biking up the hill with flowers in my hands and a couple of balloons attached to my bike after my birthday, and people in passing cars started shouting "Happy Birthday!" at me.




Monday, February 22, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Paul

Paul at North 85th Street and Fremont Avenue North




Christian and children

Christian and children at Fifth Avenue South and South King Street
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
KTM.

Why do you ride? 
We are a zero emission family.

Where do you ride? 
Work, grocery, leisure.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
Talking to people about biking, kids, trailer and life.




Monday, February 1, 2016

Victoria

Victoria at South King Street and Fifth Avenue South
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
I have a 2000 KHS FLITE bicycle.

Why do you ride? 
I really enjoy the speed that I am able to get up to. The smoothness of the ride and the scenes that you are able to witness.

Where do you ride? 
The Seattle area is where I ride.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
Going down Kent-Kangley Road full speed with my reflective and light gear. I must admit that it was quite a rush!!




Spencer

Spencer at Fourth Avenue South and South Jackson Street




Katie

Katie at Fremont Avenue North and North 85th Street
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
Trek Lexa.

Why do you ride? 
So many reasons! It's faster than busing, walking, and sometimes even driving (if you include parking), I love having exercise built into my day, and I love getting fresh air.

Where do you ride? 
Everywhere. I don't have a car, so it's my main mode of transportation.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding?
Biking in RAGBRAI (week-long ride across Iowa) with over 20,000 other cyclists and camping, sliding on waterslides, and eating homemade pie and ice cream along the way!