Thursday, October 9, 2008

Jeff quoted in our local paper

Jeff made the lede of a story in the Riverdale Press this week: For bicycle commuters, rush hour can mean spending an hour getting a rush. (And if you click on that link, you'll see Jeff in a nice slideshow!)

Here is an excerpt:

There’s one stretch of Jeff Ballinger’s commute, between his Riverdale home and Columbia University, that always gets him: he’s on the West Side Greenway path, rounding a corner just south of the George Washington Bridge when suddenly the Manhattan skyline ripples out before him.

Coasting down the bike path just steps from the Hudson River he can see the Statue of Liberty and all the way to Staten Island, accompanied only by the hum of traffic on the bridge and the wind in his ears.

“Oh, yeah,” he thinks to himself every time. “This is why I ride.” Since he moved to Riverdale a year and a half ago, Mr. Ballinger has commuted to and from work on his bike nearly every day — though last year his wife talked him out of riding in December and January.

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