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Staff Bike to Work Riders

Bike Month is here! Whether you ride every day rain or shine or if you are just thinking about starting to ride, I think we can all agree it’s the perfect time to be on a bike. For a lot of us at Wheatsville (myself included), biking is how we get around. Austin is such a beautiful, bike-friendly city how could you resist the urge to cycle?

Cyclists, like their bikes, come in all different shapes and sizes: weekend mountain bikers, BMX tricksters, triathlon trainers, fixie kids, beach cruisers, tall bike dare devils, and the list goes on.
In view of Austin’s diverse cycling community, we thought it would be cool to sit down and talk with some Wheatsville staff folks who love to bike.

Alex Durant

  1. What was the first bike you ever rode? A little blue Schwinn that my parents got me for Christmas when I was about 5 years old, funny thing is, I didn’t learn how to ride it until 4th or 5th grade.
  2. What kind of bike do you ride now? A 1985 Trek 620 that I tour on and get groceries with and a mid eighties Mlyata 914, that’s my around town zippy whip.
  3. How long is your commute to Wheatsville? 20 minutes
  4. What is your favorite snack for a long ride? Bananas are crucial. Otherwise anything covered in peanut butter.
  5. How far was the longest ride you’ve done so far? Longest in one day was 116 miles while touring down the East Coast in North Carolina. In total cycling from Oregon to New York to Georgia to here was just about 8,000 miles.
  6. What are your favorite places to ride to/through in Austin? The ride to Barton Springs for a dip is always a good one. Another great ride is out to Bull Creek Park, that route has one of the gnarliest hills in Austin, otherwise I use the city bike map and see where I end up.

Reva Mosqueda

  1. What was the first bike you ever rode?My first bike was a pink sparkly Schwinn, it had a banana seat and sissy bars.
  2. What kind of bike do you ride now? A Raleigh Capri 30, she’s my sweet lil’ thang.
  3. How long is your commute to Wheatsville? About 5 miles
  4. What is your favorite snack for a long ride? During the summer when I go on rides I take a fanny pack full of snacks! Usually a couple carrots, some pecans and fruit leather.
  5. How far was the longest ride you’ve done so far? 55 miles
  6. What are your favorite places to ride to/through in Austin? I really enjoy riding up north; I’ll take Shoal Creek to Spicewood then Jollyville and end up by the Arboretum. Also, recently I rode to Manor with a few co-workers; it was pretty cool to be so close to the city but also so close to the country.

Eric Lambert

  1. What was the first bike you ever rode? A black Huffy with a banana seat.
  2. What kind of bike do you ride now? A Surly Long Haul Trucker, Fuji Sagres, Mondonico, and a Francesco Moser
  3. How long is your commute to Wheatsville? 3.5 Miles
  4. What is your favorite snack for a long ride? Bananas and Wheatsville Rice Crispy Treats
  5. What’s the longest ride you’ve done so far? 50 miles
  6. What are your favorite places to ride to/through in Austin? Shoal Creek, Jollyville and Mount Bonnell

Austin Marsh

  1. What was the first bike you ever rode? A blue Huffy BMX
  2. What kind of bike do you ride now? A specialized BMX named “Moby Dick”.
  3. How long is your commute to Wheatsville? 4.5 Miles
  4. What is your favorite snack for a long ride? Blueberry Crisp Clif Bars
  5. What’s the longest ride you’ve done so far? 30 miles
  6. What are your favorite places to ride to/through in Austin? Exploring new places that I’ve never been to.
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