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I Love Riding in the City

NAME: Edson Melo

LOCATION: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

OCCUPATION: Ad Executive

Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city?

I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a beautiful big city where there are a lot of roads to ride next to the beaches. The weather is good all year long. A real nice place to visit for a bike ride!

What was your favorite city to ride in, and why?

Definitely Rio de Janeiro. Sunny days, amazing beaches, nice views of the mountains and beautiful, happy people!

Or just say whatever you want about riding in the city…

Riding my bike in Rio de Janeiro is good all year long. A good tip is to plan a visit to Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016. Come to Brazil, but don’t forget to bring your bike!

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NAME: Alexander Hender

LOCATION: Adelaide, Australia

OCCUPATION: Sales Manager

Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city?

I live in Adelaide, South Australia. Riding in our city is the most diverse and understated experience. In a day of riding I can roll out of my front door, follow a riverside bike track for kilometers, hit the hills, blast through some of the gnarliest trails in Australia, head across town and then cool my feet in the ocean before making my way home again. The only problem is the drivers, who are just starting to learn that cyclists are legitimate road users first and impromptu speed humps second.

Poetry anyone?

in their steel cages;

the illusion of freedom

floats away like gas

cars rotate; links in my chain

on my bike, legs become wings

Sturmey Archer

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