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.

  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.


  2. September 18, 2010 at 7:55 am

    thanks! i was the only girl featured 🙂


  3. September 18, 2010 at 8:28 am

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


  4. September 20, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Go team Portland…GOOOO!!!


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