NAME: Emily Adamyk (previously, Jamieson)
OCCUPATION:Digital Communications and Youth Initiatives Specialist at a not-for-profit…. Yes, it is a mouthful and I still dream of being a broke Artist.
WHERE YOU HEADING: To the Arboretum for a picnic with my husband ♡♡♡
WHAT ARE YOU RIDING: A Bobbin Bicycle
WHY DO YOU RIDE:I bike because it allows me to escape, discover new areas in the city, and because it’s way cheaper than a cab…
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT BIKING IN OTTAWA WHAT WOULD IT BE:More protected bike lanes where drivers cannot physical harm you. In Ottawa we have such beautiful bike paths, but have made little headway for safe bike lanes in the downtown core. Unfortunately, I see too many white bicycles that are haunting reminders we still don’t have a safe system.
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING:
- Jean Jacket:Vintage…and I think is actually meant for kids..
- Dress: BDG – aka Urban Outfitters…
- Bag: Ora bag from Vancouver and was made from recycled leather jackets.
- Boots: are actually my old horseback-riding boots from when I was 12 years old. (I’m 30, so they’ve been around for over half my life – old souls)
- Watch: vintage Casio.
FAVOURITE SPOTS TO BIKE: Ottawa River Parkway and the country – I love throwing my bike in the car, finding an old dirt road, and just biking around without a care. However, if I had to choose one place that I am smitten with, it’s the Long Sault Parkway near where my mother lives… it’s literally like a fairy tale dream in the summer – blue water, grassy knolls, willow trees, and little picturesque sailboats in the background.
FAVOURITE PLACE TO STOP AFTER A RIDE: Honestly, I bike for hours and hours on end… I usually love just coming home, cracking open a beer and just sitting on the porch with Steve – it’s that simple.(However…. if it were the weekend and we wanted a coffee, we’d be biking to Blumen)
NAME: Steve Adamyk
WHERE YOU HEADING: To pick up some blonde at the Arboretum
WHAT ARE YOU RIDING: Kijiji Special
WHY DO YOU RIDE:Because I’m just not that into cars.
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT BIKING IN OTTAWA WHAT WOULD IT BE: Less potholes
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING:
- Shirt:Fred Perry
- Jeans: Levi’s 511
- Shoes: Clarks
- Sunglasses: Ray-ban
- Jean Jacket: Levi’s red tab 1960’s
- Belt: Ben Sherman
- Hair: My own
FAVOURITE SPOTS TO BIKE: Away from cops
FAVOURITE PLACE TO STOP AFTER A RIDE: Beer Store