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Barb Schwendtner is a commuter and mountain biker.
What initially motivated you to ride?
I have always been a rider, but started commuting when I had no car
How does biking influence your life?
Positively! Whenever you pedal, it is positive.
Who/what influenced you the most when you started? Why?
I think my bike commuter friends on MTBR forums.
What are your riding-related goals?
Keep riding, have fun, not complicated.
What were (if any) your concerns/fears with bike riding?
Distracted drivers and jerks, but I don’t let them stop me.
What are the biggest struggles we face as female bicyclists, and how do you think we can promote women’s cycling to beginners?
Social conformity, and see previous answer!