Monday, April 30, 2012

Bike Fancy in Momentum

Pretty psyched to have some photos in the May/June issue of Momentum Magazine.  Check out the article "The New Face of Cycling."  Thanks to Genaro and Adolofo for meeting me on a cold Sunday.  
Happy Monday

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Jacqueline, W Randolph St & N Green St, Chicago, IL

Jacqueline is riding her new specialized globe

My other car is also a bike.  In January I rode 375 miles in three days around the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Vivian, N Western Ave & W Hirsch St, Chicago, IL

Vivian rides a kilo TT pro stripper edition fixie from

What are you wearing?  My shirt purse, shoes and skirt were all purchased from thrift or discount stores. The scarf I have in my hair was from the Alameda flea market in california, and my jacket is from the Gap. 
Tell me about your bike, and where you got it? My bike is a kilo TT pro stripper edition fixie of course haha. I got it from
Where are you going? taking a ride just to clear my head and take a break from studying
Why ride? I ride because it gives me a very tangible feeling of freedom and when so much of life feels out of ones control, biking can be a huge release.
Favorite ride? My favorite ride is on the way to the beach with my friends in the summer we all feel so incredibly powerful biking in a gang together
While riding you …? When I'm riding I tend to focus in on what's happening around me and it pushes all other thoughts away.
How can Chicago improve bike infrastructure and be more friendly? I think it would be incredible if the city would replace street parking with car width bike lanes to encourage more commuting by bike. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lisa, W Lake St & N State St, Chicago, IL

Lisa rides an Army green Raleigh from the late 60's/early 70's

What are you wearing? 
I am wearing my favoritecoat and my trusty helmet!
Tell me about your bike, and where you got it? 
My bike is an old army green Raleigh from the late 60's/early 70's
Where are you going? 
I am headed to
to Harold Washington College to pick up my transcript
Why ride? 
I ride to get in some exercise, enjoy my commute, and save the planet!
Favorite ride? 
My favorite ride
has got to be Critical Mass! So much fun!
While riding you …? 
While riding I like to consider the complexities of life, the Universe, and everything. ;)
How can Chicago improve bike infrastructure or make Chicago more bike friendly?
And other cool, funny tips or stories? 
We bikers need more bike lanes, better maintenance of pot holes, and would enjoy a cyclists cafe!

*** So funny that you mention a cyclist cafe.  I just spent half of a day photographing at the Heritage Bicycle General Store .  They make bikes and coffee!