15 seconds of fame…the EcoGrrl interview

photographed for the Bike Commute Challenge – who ever told anyone it was OK to shoot UP at a woman?  christ the chin is ridiculous!  of course it looks like i’m riding a bmx too…
Team: Portland
Round trip: Nine miles
Q: Why do you cycle to work?
A: Peer pressure originally. Now because it’s faster than the bus, plus you get some peace and quiet every morning and evening to decompress on the way to and from work – which is my favorite.
Q: Are there any cycling misconceptions?
A: You don’t have to be in shape to bike commute. In fact, it’s a great way to get in shape. I lost 20 pounds the first year I was commuting to and from downtown and cancelled my gym membership because of it. You don’t have to be good at it. I had a mom with two kids on her bike pass me going uphill in the beginning. I felt silly but quickly remembered it’s not about anyone else but me.
Q: Do you have any tips for riding?
A: If you don’t have a neon jacket, make sure you are wearing a white t-shirt for the ride home. It gets dark earlier in the fall and winter.
Q: Who do you think is going to win the challenge?
A: Duh, Portland. Not that I don’t love my Vancouver peeps, but the location doesn’t seem as easy to get to by bike as headquarters.
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  One thought on “15 seconds of fame…the EcoGrrl interview

  1. September 17, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    yaaay!!! cool tips! i love bicycling. Unfortunately i keep crashing into things at the most surprising moment. Gah.

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  2. September 18, 2010 at 7:55 am

    thanks! i was the only girl featured 🙂

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  3. September 18, 2010 at 8:28 am

    awesome! I hate upward photos too but I don't see a double chin! 🙂

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  4. September 20, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Go team Portland…GOOOO!!!

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