That was my point exactly. Their first “victim”, a 20 y.o. hipster commuting from the South Side to town? Uh, yeah, of course. I don’t want to dump on the guy, good for him, but it’s kind of like telling a 180 lb 6 foot tall 15 year old, “hey, you should try this football thing i’ve heard about…”
I don’t think the point is to feature “extreme” commuters. Most commuters will probably cycle less than 5 miles around here. I say we should celebrate each and every person who chooses to make their bike their main mode of transportation, “hipster” or not.
Yes, egats, exactly. To clarify, this column is absolutely intended to celebrate the diversity of the commuting community in the area. The link to our site shows the 2nd rider in the series; we’re looking for the 3rd and beyond. Got a lot of emails from the post today, thanks for the ideas and the nominations!