Name: Margot Kuhns-Goodnow
Bike: Minneapolis ride: Schwinn, WorldSport, named Siouxsie
Boston ride: Tomasso, named Red Hots
Riding Style: In Minneapolis, I commuted. Now that I live where I work, I ride for fun and to check out the rest of Boston.
Why do I ride: Because I love it. It gets me from a to b, increases my strength, and makes me feel good.
My biggest challenge so far: Learning how to fix my bike by myself. I’m a little mechanically challenged, but I feel empowered when something goes wrong while I’m riding and I can fix it with the tools I have on my back without having to wheel her into a shop. I like being self-sufficient.
My future goal for cycling: Building up strength and stamina, becoming a better mechanic.
Best biking story: I don’t know if I have one yet… perhaps winning 2nd Rookie of the Year at Babes in Bikeland III.
What turns my crank about cycling: Feeling self-sufficient and empowered. I am my own goddamn engine!