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Final day

Final day

As the last day dawns upon us, we contemplate a vision of the world with us as professionals, I had really fun time working with two of my friends and people who I can now call my friends. We all learned many lessons from the people we have been working with, many people with different...
LUCHA Residents interview: Chistopher

LUCHA Residents interview: Chistopher

Christopher is a 42 year old man who lives at a LUCHA location and likes to ride bikes. He does not have a bike of his own but likes to ride around on a Divvy bike that the city has around town. He feels it is not safe around the neighborhood because of all of the gang related...
LUCHA Residents interview: Jose

LUCHA Residents interview: Jose

Jose Rosado is a tenant at the LUCHA residencies and is very knowledgeable about bikes. He has two bikes which he is very proud of and knowseverything about them. He is a handyman, carpenter, and many other hands-on jobs that he could do. His two bikes are very special to him, one is for outdoor everyday use and...
Competition time

Competition time

Today we all had to go to Humboldt Park and get more surveys filled out. The surveys have been updated since the last time we went out for it, they have been translated to Spanish and some of the questions have been simplified. We did like the characters in Scooby doo and split up at...
Surveying the public!

Surveying the public!

Today we had to stand in the sun, and a bit of shared shade, to interview people and gather information about peoples bike uses and habits. We would ask them about their habits on owning a bike and how they use it. We were joined by the other interns that were a part of the...
Difference In Ideas

Difference In Ideas

At the lucha buildings where we will be working, we interviewed a large array of people and found they all had different opinions on people living there and wanted different things for the building. Finding that people do not always share the same opinion even though they share the living space, was surprising because you...
Branding Crash Course

Branding Crash Course

Starting a social media outlet and making a brand, is very hard to do. The first thing we had to do was think of how to make a logo. The logo we make was a combination of the ideas that we had drawn and made by hand. The gear around the bike, which was, at...
People Watching

People Watching

Gathering data on a certain topic by walking up to random people might seem easy, but there are some very interesting characters walking around town, even during the day in Chicago. As a group we started at a bike shop asking people if they bike or not; of course the people who worked at the...
Track Cycling

Track Cycling

Velodromes Sound like a thing out of a science fiction movie, but in reality they are oval shaped specialized bike tracks, for racing. As a cycling aficionado and as an ex-fixed gear rider, I have some knowledge of a velodrome; I have never ridden in one but always wanted to. At the beginning of my...
"Cooking" 101

“Cooking” 101

I have never cooked for people before. If cutting vegetables and mixing them counts as cooking, than now I guess I have cooked for people. I should probably start learning so that during my college life, which is going to start within a month, I will not starve. As I was put to cut tomatoes...