I Love Riding in the City
NAME: Christian Coomer
LOCATION: Seattle, WA
OCCUPATION: Web Developer
Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city?
I live in the emerald city of Seattle, and it’s an amazing place to ride. Lots of great places to ride, and lots of great people to ride with. Most of the drivers and most of the hills aren’t that bad.
I moved here almost two years ago and quickly found that cars suck in the city. It was quite the change, as my life revolved around my cars for years. These days, I only have a driver’s license so I can get into bars.
What was your favorite city to ride in, and why?
Seattle, because I really haven’t ridden in many other cities. I hear Denver, NYC, Portland, and countless others are awesome, and I plan to travel with my bike and ride more cities. I’m especially dying to make it out to NYC with my bike.
Why do you love riding in the city?
Riding the city is my ecstasy. Dodging traffic, flying through gaps, finding the fastest line, and just riding hard is the very best part of every day for me. And it’s relaxing...even when I’ve got so much adrenaline flowing through me that I shake when I stop.
Or just say whatever you want about riding in the city… Poetry anyone?
I’m going too fast, the wind flies past
Stopped traffic ahead, I’m gonna be dead
Legs come to a stop, the back wheel hops
Twelve more feet, gonna be dead meat
“Oh snap!” there’s a small gap
Make it past, still going too fast
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