Cargo bikes

Meet Thor. He was a Today’s Nice Stranger in 2010 (although I hadn’t started that street portrait series yet). I met him at the Your Dekalb Farmers Market and we got to talking because of his cargo bike (called a bakfiet, he told me, and imported from the Netherlands). It was the first one I…

Meet Tyler

Meet Tyler. He is Today’s Nice Stranger. I met him on line for doughnuts (because doughnuts fix everything) after I had an 18-hour Relay Bikeshare saga (story to come, maybe). He is part of the Edison Bicycles team and he says sales are up, up, up. They sell mostly by word of mouth. So here are…

Meet Kyle and Esin

Meet Kyle and Esin. Kyle is a hairstylist at the salon right behind that public mural. He’s super nice and I’ve seen him twice this past weekend. Esin (pictured below) is originally from Istanbul and has been living in Midtown Atlanta — and seeing its many changes — for more than twenty years. I loved…

Meet Dorothy

Meet Dorothy. She is Today’s Nice Stranger (well, yesterday’s). I was a hot mess and she was ROCKING IT cool as can be in that scorching heat! I wish I got a photo of the whole outfit. She was stunning and an absolute joy with whom to chat briefly. If interested, see Today’s Nice Stranger…

Meet E.J.

Meet E.J. She is Today’s Nice Stranger. Well actually, I “met” her last week on Twitter when she commented that she wants to fit bike riding into her life. We then agreed to meet in person so I could hear about her barriers to participation and perhaps provide some suggestions to help her meet her…

Out there

Reminder — there are so many nice strangers from all walks of life out there. And it’s easy to meet them when you’re Traveling at the Speed of Bike. My crossing paths with every one of these people has a story (some in my book; most not). Maybe see if you can meet someone new…

Meet Derek

Meet Derek. He is Today’s Nice Stranger. He is a Bird scooter charger and was dropping off some freshly-charged ones when I came across him after riding a scooter myself (while my bike was locked up nearby). I’m researching something, and we got to talking. Note: He did, actually, consent to my taking this photo…

Today’s-Nice-Stranger pick-of-the-week

I met The Real Donna J. Trump this week. (Don’t miss the story in my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike, when I went to Trump Tower while trying to find the memorial for Bill Cunningham — here’s a little post about that.) See more Today’s Nice Stranger photos here.