About Trisha: Nashvillle, TN
In late April 2008 I dusted off my 18-year-old pink Schwinn and decided to try bicycle commuting. Despite a few pesky hills the 5-mile roundtrip wasn’t much slower than driving, and I gradually built up some stamina (and leg muscles) and started using my bike for more than just getting to work. Since then I’ve lost that bike, gained two others, conquered my fear of riding in the dark and cold and am working on expanding my cycling horizons in the city. My bikes: a 70s Peugeot UO-18 Mixte built up for me by Jon Grinder and a 2008 Batavus Entrada Spirit from Littlehampton Dutch Bike Shop.
About Dottie: Chicago, IL
I began riding my bike to work shortly after Trisha. This innocent dabbling turned into a full-blown addiction, as I slowly began replacing all modes of transportation with a bicycle. Since then, I’ve sold my car, purchased more than one bike, and cycled through my first Chicago winter. My bikes: Azor Oma and Rivendell Betty Foy.
If we can do it, anyone can — as you’ll no doubt realize when you read our posts. We hope this blog will encourage others, especially women to give cycling a shot. You might be surprised by how easily it fits into your life…
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