We never seem to get overly artsy here at Loving the Bike, so when my Twitter pal @soozed said she’d be interested in posting a picture and text each month from one of her rides…..I knew it would help provide this sort of content.

Here’s the first in what I hope is many more beautifully painted riding reports from Suzanne Deveney.


by Suzanne Deveney


I ride in the city, an urban gallery of self-expression.

To some, a city doesn’t compare to an ocean view or mountain pass. But I yearn for the diversity that the city holds. The ever-changing landscape inspires me and urges me forward.

I venture down one new street every time I go out on my bike, never knowing what I will discover. I can’t be confined by a single route, a single road, or a single mile.

I stop to photograph what I see, because often what I find is fleeting. It will be gone the next time I pass, painted over by a city worker or morphed into something new by the next artist who sees the world differently.

There are adventures to be had around every corner of this city. The possibility of what I will find feeds my curiosity and fosters my creativity.

It’s why I ride.

  • Eric Hutchins

    I love this addition to the Blog. I have been a fan of pictures of hers that I have seen over the last couple of years and think it is great that she is now a part of the LTB Army.

    • suzanne deveney

      Eric, I really appreciate that. Look forward to connecting with you and everyone here.

  • http://dchristianson.blogspot.com/ Daniel Christianson

    ‘There are adventures to be had around every corner of this city. The possibility of what I will find feeds my curiosity and fosters my creativity.’

    Well said, I couldn’t agree more except that it could be said for just about any city. From the saddle of a bicycle is truly the best way to experience a place, and the creativity part? Yea I get that too- looking forward to your posts.

    • suzanne deveney

      Thanks so much Daniel. (Apologies for the delayed response.) And you’re so right about experiencing from the saddle. The best.

  • http://www.reasons2ride.com/ Joel Phillips

    10.0 on the Rad-o-Meter, awesome post!

    • suzanne deveney

      Thanks Joel!

  • AmandaGaleKotyk

    Beautiful. Inspiring. I love everything about this post, and I’m already looking forward to the next one.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      You got a sneak peek at this one…..I’ll have to leave her next one under wraps until it goes up next week.

      • AmandaGaleKotyk

        I can’t wait for it!

        • suzanne deveney

          Thanks Amanda. So pleased to be part of this

  • @BaughbLabs

    Great addition to the blog.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      I agree with you 100%. Suzanne provides a type of article that we haven’t really had here on the site. I love the vibe and flow of what she has to say….and the photo is amazing. More of her goodness coming again next week.