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3 Photos- Boone North Carolina

The South hasn’t been on my radar much recently. But last year after racing the Shenandoah 100-mile mountain bike race I headed to Boone to see a close friend.

 

<3 green rolling mountains.

 

 

Vegan food in a small mountain town in the south? No problem. Somewhere in 'town'.

 

 

I wish I had my road bike! Around the world I'm enamored with mountain roads.

 

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3 Photos- Milwaukee

Riverwest Co-op vegan breakfast. Bangin! I think I ate here every day I was in Milwaukee. And yes, I ate both of these plates! This was the day after my 15-day, 2000-mile bike tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad and Sam at a new park overlooking the city. Brad is the author of the Please Don't Feed the Bears vegan cookzine and a close friend. We share a philisophy that the toughest path can be the best for that reason alone.

 

 

Nothing makes me more stoked than people who are SUPER into what they do. Whatever you do, do it all out.

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3 Photos- Portland Oregon

Last year I spent a lot of time in Portland and it’s the perfect city to contrast Los Angeles. I’m way too East Coast-y angst-y to live there but visiting is like a vacation from reality. The cars are made of vegan cake and you can usually find me riding down the middle of the street with no helmet while eating tofu scramble with nutritional yeast sauce.

I never figured out if this is real. Does it matter?

 

15 years later and I still think my tofu tattoo is funny. So I take photos like this.

 

 

Saturday Farmers Market near the University. I've a strong a emotional connection to this space and to kale. Ha. That's a funny sentence to type! Either way I miss that market and the people I spent time with there.

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3 Photos- New York City

Growing up, the Yankees were a religion in my house. People often say to me, 'I'm surprised you like baseball.' I'm a Yankee fan, it's in my genes. It's more than liking baseball! When I was a kid we couldn't afford to go to many games, but I caught a ball at 2 of my first 4, how crazy is that? This may be the most expensive night of my entire life.

 

 

Is it the water? New York bagels = bliss. Tofu cream cheese.

 

 

My mother grew up near Prospect Park but I haven't spent much time there. Didn't know there was water and boats!

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3 Photos- Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

I use Bethlehem pretty loosely to include Easton, Allentown, etc.

 

Local soda company! Reminds me of my childhood. It's a treat! As if my sense of humor was turned into a soda. Not that I drink it though.

 

 

My close friend Danielle's super successful business, Vegan Treats. This is cake batter ice cream. Cake batter ice cream!

 

 

Fall. It has a soft spot in my heart. Then I leave and go back to California, where most of my heart is.

 

 

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3 Photos- Philadelphia 2010

<3 Thunderstorms. Friends' roof, South Philly.

 

 

Amish Stand in Reading Terminal Market

 

 

Ugli fruit is not the ugliest fruit in Philadelphia. I'm a California produce snob now. Oops.

 

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3 Photos- Minneapolis

After diligently collecting photos from all the cities I visit for my 3 Photos project I have been very undiligent about posting them. After spending time in over a dozen cities this year I think it’s time to bring it back.

Each of us experiences space in a unique way. Everything we have done and seen leading up to our time in a new place sets up how we will interpret it.  I spent much of my teenage years visiting new places- but mostly BMX trails, skateparks and street-riding spots.  I could tell you where a great wallride or handrail is in Chicago, but have no idea about where to eat or what else to do. Then food became my obsession and each new city meant new places to eat! Even now when I visit a place like Pittsburgh, where I have been dozens of times, I see it in a new way depending on my most recent experiences.  I started this project to force myself to take a minute and evaluate my environment and the emotions they trigger.  Some are obvious, some are silly and some will only make sense to me, but I’m joyed to share them all with you.  Thanks for looking.

 

 

Double-decker, covered, bike parking in a city where the temperature dips below zero. Impressed.

 

 

Working my way west through Montana and North Dakota the buildings in towns gradually got bigger. But having the perspective of tiny towns in the West, Minneapolis felt like a big old town, not a city. But in a good way.

 

 

Pizza Luce. This photo may belong more in the Seattle-Minneapolis bike tour set because I had thought about this pizza so much while riding, but it was so crucial in my Minneapolis experience I have to include it here. Vegan pizza served by attractive women covered in tattoos: I was no longer in the rural US.

 

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