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I Love Riding in the City

NAME: Liisa Ingimundson
LOCATION: Vancouver, BC
OCCUPATION: Manager Man-a-gee Pants presently for Whole Foods

Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city?
I live in Van City, Canada, and its awesome—from big long road rides to hopping around on your BMX bike down by Science World, to grabbing your track bike and heading to the velodrome...

Why do you love riding in the city?
My favorite urban cycling moment by far was when I was taking my eight-year-old nephew riding, and we were bombing a big hill. Usually I’m kind of the over-cautious “aunty” type who makes him brake and look both ways at every alley and intersection, But this one time I could see that there was no traffic at the bottom of the hill, so I told him to just pin it and ride as hard as he wanted. He flashed a big smile and hit the pedals. “Hey Aunty Liisa,” he shouted, “It feels like I’m flying!”
All I could do was smile and wipe the tear from my eye.