You are also a really great photographer. Love your pics. Have you been to the Light Factory?
Well I’m lucky… my employer has allowed me to start my day at one of our facilities that has lockers and showers so I know bike commute. I’ve logged ~ 800 miles since October. Our state also has a program that pays me to do this! I’ve continued to re-fall-in-love with biking now over the past couple of years. At one point there were 8 bikes hanging in our garage! I’ve taken some trips with two of my three kids that we will always be able to talk about. I can’t boast that it’s my full blown “lifestyle” but I’m happy and working for more each time I ride. And making those two hills in my route easier, a thumbs up from someone in their car, amazing people that yes I bike to work and yes I did it in the rain and yes, I did it last week when it was 20 degrees. And yes I’m smiling right now. Thanks for YOUR encouragement.
You might want to get an iPad so you can show pictures of the bikes you don’t have with you at the time.
Combining your job and picture taking being a rep it is easy to have you iPad get broken or stolen. You actually riding in those states will get you time on the bike and get to know the bike culture. How many bikes do you have room to take? Don’t be hesitant to ride at night. It is warmer in those places.