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Lauren on BikeExploring the Netherlands by bike.
It is with great excitement that I’m writing my inaugural blog post as the newbie on Momentum Mag’s editorial team. As I pedaled my way downtown this morning, I was naturally filled with a few “first day” jitters, but overall the resounding feeling was undoubtedly optimism. The opportunity that this internship presents, to see the process of getting a magazine issue together, from the collection of articles and photos to rolling out the spiffy final product, is sure to be a rewarding one.
Having made the move from Ontario out to Vancouver four years ago, one of the best things about living in this city is how easy it is to ride year-round here. After years of riding my bike for exercise while training for triathlons, I was finally introduced to commuter biking and these days you can find me zipping around town on my beloved 1980s Raleigh Sprite, affectionately named Red Rover. What I love about biking is how quickly you can explore places, cruising around town. The rush of being on a bicycle is exhilarating and always makes me feel like a kid again. There is nothing I like better than a sunny day’s bike ride around Stanley Park and over to Horseshoe Bay.
After working for a number of years in a bike store back in my hometown, it is also with great pleasure that I find myself back around pretty bicycles and cycling products. I am very excited to be once again immersed in cycling products, and getting my bike product geek on with like-minded individuals. The opportunity to combine my interests in writing AND bikes at Momentum Mag is basically the best thing ever.
Off the bike, you’ll find me training for triathlons, ballroom dancing, or with my nose in a fashion history book. As a recent History graduate, I’m looking to continue my studies in Fashion History. I firmly believe that being fashionable and a commuter cyclist are not mutually exclusive interests. In fact, I think that your bike is quickly becoming the trendy accessory.
I look forward to embracing the learning curve that is sure to come in the days and weeks ahead as we get ready to bring our readers the November issue.