OCCUPATION: Minister of Bicycle Retail
Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city?
Picksburgh is a fun city to ride in because you could be riding in four lanes of one-way traffic and make a turn and be in the woods or by one of the rivers. There are a TON of potholes and road imperfections, not to mention brick roads and cobbles that add some variety. Oh, and hills… I love each and every one of them.
What was your favorite city to ride in, and why?
Other than Pittsburgh, I really like Richmond, VA. RVA offers all kinds of bizarre adventures across train bridges to secret swimming holes, crazy parties and forties by the James River. All of it is a 20-minute bike ride away at most.
Why do you love riding in the city?
I used to think about all kinds of important environmental issues, but it just comes down to riding. Riding a bike is a total BLAST and driving a car around town totally sucks. When I drive places I feel like a slug, when I ride I feel alive.
Or just say whatever you want about riding in the city…
A good friend of mine once left me a bike note that said “Fenders and brakes are for queers.” I respond three years later that, “Fenders and brakes are for commuters, and are sweet!