In this Valentine’s Day edition – vibrant Cape Town based ecologist, foodie and outdoors enthusiast Georgina Avlonitis (aka Gigi) shares her #SuperCommuter story – a love triangle involving herself, a bike named Piet and the city she now calls home.
That’s Piet (on the left)- my ride, my pride, my joy, my transport, my church, my source of inspiration. I commute everyday to work in Church Street from Tamboerskloof- I love flying down Kloof Nek with the wind in my hair and arriving in the office full of endorphins and feeling exhilarated. (The uphill ride back home is a little more sweaty I must admit). Cycling this city is responsible for many things in my life- its added so much enchantment to my day-to-day existence, it has made me appreciate my body and how it works, its given me epiphanies, its made me embarrass myself, its made me howl at the moon, its made me friends and partners in crime; its given me smiles from strangers, its uncovered unexpected parties, its given me determination (and tunnel vision) up hills and unabashed head-thrown-back laughter downhills. Most importantly it’s made me fall in love – with my city – and is the reason why I feel so lucky to call Cape Town home.
Georgina on Valentina, a vintage Peugot Flamenca slidegear which was bought on Valentines Day last year and lovingly restored at Woodstock Cycleworks.