So this evening I was helping my daughter with a school project where she’s talking about how she can make a difference by riding her bike. We had pulled off to the side to get some video of the local traffic to use for her project. Check out what this driver does to us.
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.
As some of you in other parts of the nation may have seen. Southern California has been ravaged by over a dozen wild fires that stretches from Malibu all the way down to San Diego County. In fact in SD alone, they have already evacuated over 250,000 people out of their homes.
This smoke and ash filled are is being blown around by the Santa Ana winds. So for now, I’m not riding my bike any where.