VV Profile: La Phoebe
Name: La Phoebe Occupation: Bike Mechanic at Huckleberry & Martial Arts Instructor Raison d'être: Ass-Kicking Current city/Neighborhood: SF/Alamo Square Favorite city to ride a bike in in the world: Budapest - especially the Pest side. Along the Danube is cool too. Type of bike: Surly Cross Check Describe what you like best about your bike: The flipped mustache bars with bar-end shifters! Describe your personal style: Practical yet stylish - think prêt-à-porter/work & social combined into one. Favorite accessory when riding: Brass-knuckles come in handy, as does my cozy Chrome hoodie when it's cold in SF. Favorite time and/or place to ride: Midnight on a moonless night. Tell us a funny story that happened to you on your bike: When I was training for the Olympics (Tae Kwon Do) in Korea, I was biking along a bridge and couldn't understand the warning sign. I kept speeding along & before I knew it, I flew off the bridge ( it had collapsed in the middle). Luckily, it wasn't too high & I landed in a deep part of a river below. Unfortunately, it ruined my competition but I survived. Vélo Vogue tip of the day: Don't be a douche! Bring La Phoebe to life by pledging The Spinster today!