There are quite a bit of bike commuters in the Los Angeles County area. The bike commuter that I have the utmost most respect for is our friend Russ Roca, he’s the Eco-Friendly Photographer that rides his bike to all his photographic assignments. The dude doesn’t own a car and he uses public transportation as much as he can. Oh and check this out, his girlfriend, Laura is a commuter too! That’s right she rides 4-5 days a week. Russ and Laura are good people, Moe and I met both of them at the Urban Commuter Expo in Pasadena.
This morning, rather than getting out the Big Red Bike. I pulled out our Tandem bike and attached the Chariot Trailer Bike. My daughter Breanna and I(she’s the one that took the picture) will be racing our tandem next weekend at the Mt Sac Fat Tire Classic. So I figured what a great way to train for the race and ride to school at the same time.
Clif Bar has this new campaign out to get more people on bikes, its called the 2 Mile Challenge. This video below is very informative on the effects of driving cars in just two miles as well as the benefits of riding your bike within a 2 mile radius of your home.
Meet Q…that’s right. We’ve renamed Quinn as “Q.” Sounds cool eh? We asked Q if he’d be interested in being part of the Commuter Profile, sho-nuff he obliged kindly. Read below!
How long have you been a bike commuter?
Commuter- just over a year. Cyclist – 11 yrs
What do you do and what city do you bike commute?
I am a Direct Support social worker.I live and commute in Reno, NV
Why did you start riding your bike to work and how long is your commute?
Gas and insurance costing Too much it is just as easy to get around town. I need to stay fit due to having Spina bifida.I have an 16 mile RT.
What kind of bikes do you have?
’08 Kona Jake, ’07 Raleigh XXIX,’02 Diamondback Sorrento
Any experience that you can share with us about ‘learning the hard way?
Get appropriate clothing before you end up taking a month off work, with a 10 day hospital stay due to pneumonia.
What do people say when you tell them that you are a bike commuter?
Aren’t you hot/cold? It must suck to have a disability and have to ride.
Anything that you want to share with us?
All my cycling buddies I’m known as Crash. Oh and the bike names- Frank- Franken-bike
Thanks Q for sending us your profile. If you’re interested in being featured in our Commuter Profile, simply send us an email HERE.