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I Love Riding in the City

NAME: Joanna Jezierska
LOCATION: Warsaw, Poland

Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city?
I live in Warsaw. It’s a great place, but crowded and noisy. It’s good to have a bike—then you don’t care about traffic jams or stinky buses. The streets are wide, but the drivers don’t respect you, so every day is a struggle... But I love my city! We’re all “bike punks” here, and we spend all our time together on our fixies...
Rock and roll!

What’s your favorite city to ride in?
I’ve traveled across Europe with my bike, but the most exotic place I have ever ridden is Hanoi in Vietnam. It was so much fun, millions of people, no rules! You should try it.

Why do you love riding in the city?
I hate crowds and I like to be independent. When I’m riding, I really can “feel” the city. I can see every part of it and I can go everywhere. And it’s completely free. Also, when you get a big group of friends, you can take over entire lanes and “take control” of the city. I love it.