04 March, 2011

Ladies Who Ride Part #5

happy friday, i bring you an incredible inspiring woman, S of Simply Bike, who is by all means an adventurer on the bicycle.  this lovely lady brings in all aspects of daily life and riding into her blog and shares her explorations of how she managed. you can also find S in the archives of academichic, where she has blogged about planning a wedding on a budgetpacking for an academic year abroad (and living out of two suitcases for nine months), exploring Prague by bike, going on a bike date in Munich, and other post on fashion in academia and maternity style.
also, just a quick note, congratulations on being a hot cycling mama. you are helping to pave the way for many other women on bike.
 one of my goals in featuring lady riders and bloggers is to create, connect, and expand a community of voices of those who are a part of this big and small movement of bicycling and blogging. i keep saying community because we are so few and all over the interwebs and world but we come as supporters, mentors, inspirations, where many women who ride are inspired by many of these ladies who live their lives loud and share their stories of why they ride.

hailing all the way from the midwest, i give you S of Simply Bike.

Top Ten Reasons Why I Ride

10. To Be Healthier and fitter without having to take out the extra time out of my day to exercise...

9. To be able to have impromptu picnics without  worrying about having to pull over and  find parking...

8. To share date nights with my husband that involves us, a great meal, a couple of mojitos, and a leisurely bike ride home...

7. To cut down the amount of pollution I add to this world and to reduce my carbon footprint by even just a little...

6. To discover nooks and crannies of my town that aren't accessible by car and to move around those faster than on foot... 

5. To experience the changing seasons on my skin, with my own eyes, and using all my senses...

4. To remind myself that i am strong, independent, and capable...

3. To prove to myself and others that cycling isn't just for those spandex clad-days on the open road, but for daily travel and transportation...

2. To be part of an amazing community...

1. To instill in my (soon-to-be-born) child that the idea that being active, healthy, and environmentally conscious is not only important, but also doable and a lot of fun!


photo courtesy of simply bike

6 comments:

inspiredcyclist said...

Sweet! Love all the reasons!

kitten roar said...

this is an awesome post! it's so true that there is such a strong sense of community in bike riding, and i'm lucky to live in a town that has such a strong one!

Julie said...

Aw! I love it! She's the sweetest.

cb said...

oh yay! she was featured on velo vogue and i wanted if she had a blog! i wanted to see how riding pregnant would be...something i have thought about and always wondered! yay! great list!!

xo,
cb

Missy said...

I love your blog. I can't wait to buy my bike this spring! ...

I will be following your blog for now on, it made me really happy.

Peace
Missy
http://throughanindielens.blogspot.com/

Dottie said...

Beautiful and interesting profile! S is such an inspiration - in blog land and in real life. :)