Why I Ride: Russell S.

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Why I Ride - Russel S

About me:

I bicycle daily, and I ride Yellow MAX and bus lines 4 and 35 regularly. I like to ride the bus to Pier Park to play disc golf.

“I find that I have more time to relax and think when I ride instead of being angry and frustrated that I am driving in traffic.”

Why I ride:

One of the main reasons my wife and I moved to Portland from the Midwest was public transportation. I ride my bike to work on a daily basis but love the freedom to hop on the bus or MAX whenever I want to go downtown for a Timbers game, to St. Johns for a movie, or to anywhere else in town for that matter. One of my favorite activities is showing Portland to my friends from out of town by bus and MAX. I will continue to be a proud rider for the rest of my life.

My favorite things to do while riding:

People watching.

My insight for non-riders:

Really think about what you are doing with that time you think you save by driving everywhere. I find that I have more time to relax and think when I ride instead of being angry and frustrated that I am driving in traffic.

The thing I like best about living in the Portland area:

Living in the Portland area. Really. We have it really good here.

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