8.18.2009

VV Couple: Dave + Trina


Names
His: Dave Feucht
Hers: Patrina Feucht

Occupations

His: Computer Science
Hers: Customer Service and Crafty girl

Hometowns
His: Portland, OR (suburbs)
Hers: Albany, OR

Favorite cycling towns besides PDX

His: To be honest, never really ridden a bike anywhere else.
Hers: Hangzhou, China: so much fun!

Current PDX neighborhood:
Richmond Neighborhood, SE Portland. Soon to be moving to the Kerns Neighborhood right on the border of SE and NE Portland, just on the North side.

Types of bikes

His: Electra Amsterdam, 1952 Raleigh Sports
Hers: Electra Amsterdam, 1980 Raleigh Royal Roadster

Like best about your bikes

His: Comfortable, look great, and can use them for basically all my trips around town - commuting, shopping, etc.
Hers: cute, comfortable, dependable. I love my bell and basket
(cliche i know) :)

Favorite time and place to ride

His: Anytime of day in the Spring or Autumn, through the quiet neighborhoods of SE and NE Portland or waterfront park downtown.
Hers: ditto




Favorite outfit that your SO wears while cycling
His: There are so many... light colored wood-grain patterned skirt
with leggings, converse and a vintage brown cardigan is up at the top
though :)
Hers: jeans, converse, vintage button up and vest and his wool driving cap

Favorite colors
His: Black, greys, browns, greens, white - generally earthy, natural colors.
Hers: grey, mustard yellow, navy, moss green, dark teal

Best place to bike when out on a date in PDX

His: 21st to 26th and Clinton is a great area, SE 34th from Clinton to
Belmont and Belmont from about 32nd up to 37th. Hope to find more in our new neighborhoods :)
Hers: the quiet neighborhoods in SE Portland on a warm evening or a chilly morning

Describe the best bike date you've ever had together
His: They're usually a lot like our non-bike dates, but I remember a nice ride to 35th and Hawthorne in the autumn to have a nice dinner at Chez Machin, our favorite creperie, and then some delicious dessert and coffee - followed by a casual ride back home in the dark.
Hers: a Saturday morning ride across the river, along the waterfront when all the cherry blossoms were in full bloom and then up to the PSU Farmers Market

What else would you like to add about cycling in style in the city
that really knows how [to cycle]


Riding in Portland in style is relatively easy, for the simple fact that riding in Portland is relatively easy. There's really no reason to need special gear or equipment for riding around town. Be comfortable and enjoy your ride. There are also more and more shops around town offering practical bikes that allow you to easily ride in any kind of clothing, so you can just hop on and go, whenever. It's a beautiful city, and it's really enjoyable to experience by bicycle.

For more info on our bicycle adventures, check out Portlandize!

~~ Trina and Dave
"There's more to life than speeding it up" --Mahatma Gandhi

4 comments:

She Rides a Bike said...

They look like a fun couple. I like bike commuter profiles.

Adrienne Johnson said...

Don't you just love meeting other bloggers? I am not sure what it is, but putting physical people with the conversations we all end up having is truly the best part of all of this!

KT said...

They ARE a fun couple! Hanging out with Dave and Trina when in Portland is a MUST DO!

portlandize.com said...

Yeah, that couple does look pretty cute :D

Or at least one half does :)

It was great meeting you and hanging out. If you're ever up again, let us know! We'll have explored a whole new part of town by then, more things to see and do! :)