I Love Riding in the City
NAME: Owen Lloyd
LOCATION: Chicago, IL
OCCUPATION: Co-Owner at Blue City Cycles
Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city?
I live on the south side of Chicago. Riding in this city can be challenging at times, like any urban area, but overall it is a great city to ride in. We have pretty darn nice cycling infrastructure. There is no other way I’d like to get around, except maybe by horse, but that is a whole other bag of monkeys.
What was your favorite city to ride in, and why?
I’d have to say Brighton, England. I was back visiting in the spring and cycling around there brought back good childhood memories. I was also out of my comfort zone for the first time in a while. Different traffic patterns and setting really offered a challenge. I had to get off and walk after a while. It is a very busy city and it was too much for me to handle all at once. I’m looking forward to going back and figuring it all out.
Why do you love riding in the city?
It is hands down the most efficient and fun way to get around.
Or just say whatever you want about riding in the city… Poetry anyone?
The best way to connect with a place, and get around at a reasonable clip, is to cycle. Otherwise one is speeding by too removed from things, or just plodding along.
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