VELO: SPRING LOOKS

Velo : Spring Looks

PHOTOGRAPHER: ZARA ANSAR & DAVE ASHE
HAIR + MAKEUP: LUCAS NAULT
STYLIST: LEAH HARPER
MODEL: ASHLEY O, MODELS INTERNATIONAL MG
BICYCLE: RETRO RIDES BY JKOM 

JACKET: PINK MARTINI FROM MILK SHOP
DRESS: LOS ANGELOS FROM MILK SHOP
SOCKS: AMERICAN APPAREL
SHOES: YOUNG JANES
EARRINGS: SHEPHERD’S FASHIONS
BAG: VINTAGE KENZO, STYLIST OWN


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NAME: Emily Adamyk (previously, Jamieson)

OCCUPATION:Digital Communications and Youth Initiatives Specialist at a not-for-profit…. Yes, it is a mouthful and I still dream of being a broke Artist.

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WHERE YOU HEADING: To the Arboretum for a picnic with my husband ♡♡♡

WHAT ARE YOU RIDING: A Bobbin Bicycle

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WHY DO YOU RIDE:I bike because it allows me to escape, discover new areas in the city, and because it’s way cheaper than a cab…

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT BIKING IN OTTAWA WHAT WOULD IT BE:More protected bike lanes where drivers cannot physical harm you. In Ottawa we have such beautiful bike paths, but have made little headway for safe bike lanes in the downtown core. Unfortunately, I see too many white bicycles that are haunting reminders we still don’t have a safe system.

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WHAT ARE YOU WEARING:

  • Jean Jacket:Vintage…and I think is actually meant for kids..
  • Dress: BDG – aka Urban Outfitters…
  • Bag: Ora bag from Vancouver and was made from recycled leather jackets.
  • Boots: are actually my old horseback-riding boots from when I was 12 years old. (I’m 30, so they’ve been around for over half my life – old souls)
  • Watch: vintage Casio.

FAVOURITE SPOTS TO BIKE: Ottawa River Parkway and the country – I love throwing my bike in the car, finding an old dirt road, and just biking around without a care. However, if I had to choose one place that I am smitten with, it’s the Long Sault Parkway near where my mother lives… it’s literally like a fairy tale dream in the summer – blue water, grassy knolls, willow trees, and little picturesque sailboats in the background.

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FAVOURITE PLACE TO STOP AFTER A RIDE: Honestly, I bike for hours and hours on end… I usually love just coming home, cracking open a beer and just sitting on the porch with Steve – it’s that simple.(However…. if it were the weekend and we wanted a coffee, we’d be biking to Blumen)

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NAME: Steve Adamyk

OCCUPATION:Paralegal/Musician/Writer.

WHERE YOU HEADING: To pick up some blonde at the Arboretum

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WHAT ARE YOU RIDING: Kijiji Special

WHY DO YOU RIDE:Because I’m just not that into cars.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT BIKING IN OTTAWA WHAT WOULD IT BE: Less potholes

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WHAT ARE YOU WEARING:

  • Shirt:Fred Perry
  • Jeans: Levi’s 511
  • Shoes: Clarks
  • Sunglasses: Ray-ban
  • Jean Jacket: Levi’s red tab 1960’s
  • Belt: Ben Sherman
  • Hair: My own

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FAVOURITE SPOTS TO BIKE: Away from cops

FAVOURITE PLACE TO STOP AFTER A RIDE: Beer Store

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Ryan Davies

NAME: Ryan, a.k.a. “CR”.

OCCUPATION:Computer Geek

Ryan Davies

WHERE YOU HEADING: To work, downtown

WHAT ARE YOU RIDING: A steel mountain bike from my adolescence, converted for winter to single speed & studded tires.

Ryan Davies

WHY DO YOU RIDE IN THE WINTER:Even when it’s -25°C, I’d rather be biking than walking (slow), bussing (less freedom), or driving (environmentally destructive, and expensive). Plus, the single most effective thing we can do to make cycling safer is to have more cyclists on the roads

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT BIKING IN OTTAWA WHAT WOULD IT BE:I wish every driver was forced to spend a week on a bike. But, more practically, I’d like the Ottawa Police, during Cycling Safety Month, to hand out at least as many tickets to drivers who are endangering cyclists as to cyclists endangering themselves. Also, plowing of designated bike lanes would be nice: it’s just an extra metre of width on most streets. (Whoops — that was more than one thing!)

Ryan Davies

WHAT ARE YOU WEARING:

  • Shirts:Banana Republic
  • Chinos: Banana Republic
  • Tie: gifted
  • Jacket: Columbia
  • Gloves: Castelli
  • Helmet: Smith Holt ski helmet
  • Boots: 1995 vintage Sorel Boots

FAVOURITE SPOTS TO BIKE: Summer: Ottawa River pathway. Winter: Any quiet side streets with a small layer of fresh virgin snow.

Ryan Davies

FAVOURITE PLACE TO STOP AFTER A RIDE:Bread & Sons bakery

Ryan Davies

WINTER TIPS: Like with anything new, start small and easy. Don’t be in a rush, and stick to side streets until you get your confidence up. For cold days, bundle up, and make sure your face, neck, and ears are well-covered. Glasses fog up, so wear contacts. Ride an old inexpensive bike, but clean & oil it regularly; winter is very hard on bikes. Give yourself extra space, and avoid ice and ruts. As always, be as visible as you can and respect the rules of the road. And don’t worry: a “fair-weather” winter cyclist will still feel plenty impressive!

Ryan Davies