Life on Two Wheels

This week I was fortunate enough to be the featured woman on “Life on Two Wheels” by Josie Smith.

Below is a snippet of my interview, but if you would like to read more – head over to the post here.

Big thanks for Josie for having me!

When did you first start riding a bike?
I first started riding a bike when I was about 5 years old. However, after high school I took a break from the biking world and didn’t get back into it until the summer of 2012.

What motivated you to ride as much as you have over the years?
I’m motivated to ride because it is a great way to stay fit and explore the world.

I love renting bikes when travelling because you can see a lot of a city in a shorter period of time, especially areas which you might have missed had you been limited to public transportation or walking.

During the week, I’m motivated to ride because it is a much faster method of commuting, and I don’t have to worry about finding or paying for parking!

You commute regularly to work, when did you decide that you wanted to take on the streets by bicycle?
I decided I wanted to take the streets by bicycle after becoming more comfortable with leisure-type rides around Calgary. The city streets always seemed a bit daunting with busy cars and crazy drivers, but once I tried it, I realized most of the fear was built up in my head. The main reason I started commuting to work via bicycle was when I got my puppy. I knew I would be on a tight schedule having to run home to let her outside, and as a result, biking seemed like the best method to do that (and get back to work) fairly quickly. I love being in control of how fast I can get home and not having to sit frustrated in traffic.

Head on over to the original post for the rest – and to read about other women who bike!

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