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I Love Riding in the City – Derek Gray

derekNAME: Derek Gray
LOCATION: Washington, D.C
OCCUPATION: Bicycle Mechanic

Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city?
DC can’t be duplicated. You can ride along the river and through Rock Creek Park, cruise down the National Mall and by some monuments, or deal with the hustle and bustle of Downtown and Chinatown. It’s a small city but the terrain is so varied from neighborhood to neighborhood. What do you want to ride? DC has it. Also, with our low skyline, it’s always sunny.

What was your favorite city to ride in, and why?

I’d be lying if I didn’t say Denver was my favorite. The view is spectacular and I love the rare air. And there’s just so many beautiful parks to ride past.

Why do you love riding in the city?

It’s just the best feeling. Once I get into rhythm with traffic (cars and bicycles) I don’t want to stop. But, if I need to, I know there’s an abundance of cafes, shops, bars, and overall points of interest on any given corner if a breather is in order.

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