Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Why I Bike: Aurielle

I am pleased to introduce a new column on my blog! I love to bike and am investigating why you  like to bike, too! Huge shout out to Aurielle for being my first nominee. Thank you, Aurielle! 

When did you learn to ride your bike? Who taught you?
I learned to ride a bike when most kids do, around 4 or 5 years of age…training wheels to boot!  My Aunt Rose taught me (as well as my brother and two cousins) how to ride because my mom was too scared to!

In what city and state do you live?
Blacksburg, VA

What is the biking culture like there?
Blacksburg, although a small college town, is actually very active.  There's a popular trail, the Huckleberry Trail, in town where you will see many cyclists.

What kind of bike (or bikes) do you have?
Schwinn 700…can't remember if it's for road or trail

How often do you ride your bike?
Thanks to Holly's passion for biking, I just recently got back into riding a bike this past year.  During the summer months my husband and I would try to take our bikes out at least once on the weekends if the weather allowed.

I wish drivers...
Would be kinder to cyclists…it's really scary to have a 4000 pound piece of metal whiz past you on the roadways!

I would ride my bike even more if...
I didn't live on the third floor of our apt building!  It's a workout in and of itself to piggyback my bike up the stairs!

My favorite bike snack___________
Bananas are an easy, portable snack that you can whip out at any time.

My favorite piece of bike gear is
My helmet.  I feel just the right amount of dorkiness and cuteness at the same time.

Do you ride your bike in all weather? No, only when it's nice out.

I mostly ride my bike ___ 
For exercise and to spend quality time with my husband.  It was also a great reason to meet up with Holly when she lived in DC!

My favorite thing about riding my bike....
Is going downhill!  I instantly feel like a kid again.


Does your house/apt/work have special accommodations that make biking more feasible?
No, but I have seen neighbors who hang their bikes from the ceiling of their patio.  I'm assuming they bought the equipment themselves.



Are you interested in being interviewed for Why I Bike? Know someone you'd like to nominate? Drop me a line halarson [at] gmail [dot] com. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Holly, for letting me share why I bike! What a great idea for a column! The questions were super fun, and I can't wait to hear why your readers bike!

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