|Margaret rides a 1982 Yellow Huffy Timberline 3 Speed from Carlos & Sarah's Surplus of Options|
|Love her metallic accents. Brass necklace and key earings|
Where are you going? To get a coffee at Delicious Cafe and then on to work at Trader Joe's.
What are you wearing? Earrings made from my old house keys and boots that were a gift from my mother. Necklace, coat, hoodie, slip and skirt were all thrift store finds. I love that feeling of putting in the patience and time and finding something really great for $3.
Tell me more about your bike, and where you got it? 1982 Yellow Huffy Timberline 3 Speed. I found it at Carlos & Sarah's Surplus of Options when I was looking for a winter bike last year. It was stripped of all it's cables and covered in rust so it seemed the perfect bike to put through a winter. After fixing it up though it has become my favorite ride.
Why ride? I started bike commuting when I moved to Chicago to save money and take time off my daily travel. Now it's a full blown obsession. I love how active and adventurous life feels when you ride everywhere. It's neat to think about the freedom such a simple machine can give you. I also appreciate the camaraderie I feel with other riders.
Favorite ride? Coming home from work late at night when I'm bundled head to toe against the cold and it's snowing that really big fluffy snow that has covered everything and sparkles amber in the streetlights. It's so incredibly surreal. Also, the moment when you reach the top of any bridge. The rivers look beautiful and that wonderful feeling of getting to ride down the hill you just came up.
While riding you …? Constantly look and listen for cars/pedestrians/cyclists/
If the ride is stress free enough I like to people watch and check out
architecture. Language podcasts and books on tape have been a fun
multitasking thing to listen to.