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I Love Riding in the City

NAME: Aaron Semmel & Allison Heutsche
LOCATION: Santa Monica/Los Angeles, CA
OCCUPATION: Hollywood Player/Silversmith

Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city?
Aaron: I live ten blocks from the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, CA. Riding in LA is death defiance at every moment. Everyone is driving around too cool for school, talking on a cell phone, playing with their iPod, smoking a joint, wearing sunglasses… No one is watching for bikers, they are too busy looking for famous people.

Allison: I live in the Larchmont area in Los Angeles. Riding in LA is a bit crazy, unless I stay in the immediate neighborhood. People in LA aren’t very nice and don’t know how to share the road.

What was your favorite city to ride in, and why?
Aaron: I love sweet home Chicago, but my favorite two-wheeled memories are in Eugene, OR where I went to college. Amazing natural beauty everywhere, great street riding with cool people and some of the best mountain biking. It’s like mountain biking on Endor.

Allison: Bedford, OH because as a kid my sisters and I could ride safely up to Dairy Queen and get Buster Bars in the summer.

Why do you love riding in the city?
Aaron: The wind in my hair, not a care in the world and I can’t hear my boss calling my cellphone while I’m riding.

Allison: I love riding to work because it is so convenient and I don’t have to pay parking tickets when I forget to move my car for street cleaning.

Or just say whatever you want about riding in the city...
The couple that bikes together stays together.

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