I am retyping and posting an article written by Fara Manuel of The Firefly Brigade for the 10th Tour of Fireflies Newsletter where yours truly was featured for an interview about Biking to Work.
“They are ordinary people with extraordinary abilities. They are everywhere among us. They are bike
commuters! In the streets at sundown, it has become a pseudo-bike parade for menial workers who bike commute. Their bikes become make-shift carriages & extensions to shovels, construction materials and what-have-you’s. But this street parade is not at all exclusive. More and more “weekend” or recreational cyclists are joining the trend!
|*Urban Assault : going down the stairs of Luneta
(Photo courtesy of Karen Menez)
FM: SINCE WHEN & HOW OFTEN DO YOU BIKE COMMUTE?
READ MORE HERE….. 10th Tour of the Fireflies Newsletter (Page 8)
FM: WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE TO BIKERS WHO WANT TO START BIKE COMMUTING TO WORK?
RF: Take it slow- try it out during a weekend, in a comfortable paced enjoyable ride. Plan your route – if you could fine a route that would be an alternative to the busy main road, go for it – better use side streets. Do your research and be knowledgeable in safety practices while biking in a public road – try http://bicyclesafe.com/ – it has an informative article on “How to Not Get Hit by Cars’ Be predictable. Be confident and illuminate yourself like a firefly. :)”
|*XC Splash MTB Race|
I hope in doing so, some would consider biking as a form of exercise in their quest for fitness.