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#WhyIRide: It Makes Me a Better Photographer

This May, we’re asking the question, “With so many reasons to ride, what’s yours?” The beauty of the bicycle is that it means many things to many people, so we wanted to highlight some of those many reasons this National Bike Month.

Today, we heard from Robert Lype, of Fairbanks, Alaska, who rides because it helps him see the world from a different point of view. This, in turn, strengthens his abilities as a photographer. He will ride in any weather, unless it dips below the very reasonable temperature of -45 degrees…

“As a semi-pro photographer, a bicycle is my main mode of transportation year round (with -45F as the cut off). Riding provides a different aspect to the world, giving me easy access to places with my gear that normally would require trekking with a lot of gear. Not to mention not having to worry about parking at crowded events.”

What’s your reason to ride? Tell us and you could see it here later this month!