I Love Riding in the City – Nancy Wilson
Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city?
Jacksonville is a GREAT place for riding, because the weather’s suitable all year, and it has some great bike lanes and trails. It’s also spread out and easy to avoid lots of traffic.
It’s both a great practical way to get around AND stay healthy. I live on a WIDE street with a bike lane.
What was your favorite city to ride in, and why?
I raced USCF road and track for 14 seasons in my youth, so I’ve ridden everywhere, even a fixed gear in the Rockies in a full moon Rocky Mountain winter! I think my favorite city to ride in is Ventura California, or specifically the Rincon Parkway that runs along the ocean north of there. Absolutely beautiful!
Why do you love riding in the city?
I love that bikes have finally come into their own and are recognized as transportation, and it sure is nice to finally live in someplace warm most of the year. I’m from Indiana originally. I was wearing a “Bicycles Don’t Pollute” League of American Wheelmen t-shirt to high school 40 years ago, and I’ve always been an environmentalist. I loved being a part of the great Renaissance of cycling in the early ’70′s, but now it’s more about transportation.
I always still prefer to pedal when I can, but if the old arthritis kicks up or I’m tired otherwise, I also now have two motorized bicycles that really allow me to keep the car parked most of the time!
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