I Love Riding in the City
NAME: Kendra Lee
LOCATION: San Francisco, CA
OCCUPATION: Advertising Account Executive
Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city?
I work in San Francisco but live on the Peninsula, so commuting by bike is essential. Not to mention the fact I have to get around to meetings all day long! San Francisco is a great city to ride in—colorful people, brilliant scenery, and microclimates to keep you interested throughout your whole ride. Just be ready to be greeted by a massive hill or cable car at any turn!
What was your favorite city to ride in, and why?
Definitely Amsterdam. It’s so bike friendly and the bike culture there is on another level. You would see not only one person commuting by bike but another standing behind them and going along for the ride (and probably for a laugh as well)! Going up and over the canals, cobbled streets and alleys, it’s just a blast.
Why do you love riding in the city?
I love the freedom. I can get to where I want, when I want, any time I want! I don’t have to rely on dodgy public transport, I don’t worry about traffic down the Embarcadero, I don’t worry whether or not I’ll make it to somewhere on time. Plus it’s always nice to have a conversation with a fellow cyclist when stopped at a red light—albeit short!
Or just say whatever you want about riding in the city… Poetry anyone?
There once was a girl from San Fran... who had the most cunning plan... she’d hop on her Brompton and go for a long ‘un and wave past the cars with her hand!