Part of the joy of cycling in New York City, and of writing about it, is connecting with others who love to ride and hearing their stories. I recently struck up a conversation with Stephanie, a student and bicycle messenger, when I noticed her vintage Raleigh parked inside the shop where she works. As a tribute to her dad, a first responder on 9/11, Stephanie painted her bike fire-engine red and affixed his helmet and engine company numbers to the frame. I like the strength and individual style reflected in this photo, which we shot in front of a Greenwich Village fire house for an upcoming post.
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