Friday, February 3, 2012

Sarah, N Ashland Ave & W Thomas St, Chicago, IL

Sarah rides a Blue, Schwinn Collegiate 3 Speed from Working Bikes.

What are you wearing?  A bunch of stuff my mom gave me and my favorite plain wool coat that I've had for years and the zipper is broken but I never want to stop wearing it.  Also, a backpack instead of a purse because I do a lot of grocery shopping.  It holds a lot more than you'd think it does. 
Tell me about your bike, and where you got it? I ride a blue, Schwinn Collegiate 3 Speed.  I got it at Working Bikes!  I used to have a super fast road bike but the wheels were stolen TWICE and I finally just sold the frame and bought this bad boy.  I have so much more fun riding it.  The seat is huge, it's like biking around on a La-Z-Boy.
Where are you going? I'm going to the grocery store and then home to make a huge breakfast.  I believe you should always start the day with 2 eggs.  Unless you're vegan.
Why ride? Because I hate waiting for the bus and I make a lot of stops.
Favorite ride? Ooh, I don't know.  I just love riding around when the sun is setting.
While riding you …? Think up jokes.
How can Chicago improve bike infrastructure or make Chicago more bike friendly?  I guess, is there a way to get car drivers and bike riders to not feel like enemies?  A little bit of empathy on both parts would be nice.
And other cool, funny tips or stories? Oh gosh, I don't know.  Be careful out there on the snow.  I slip and fall on my bike a lot and it really never stops being embarrassing.


  1. Sunny smile, cute and classic look; she's got it all!

  2. She looks like a canary. Makes me wonder if she sounds like one and whether she can do harmony. I have a 3 speed Schwinn Racer (27" wheel version of the Collegiate) and a tendency to use singing as my "bell." Some overtones and additional power might come in handy, 'cause baby, it's cooold outside.