Name: Mickaela aka Kaela
Job: Experiential Marketing Producer and HR Manager at The Field Scout
Years Riding: 30 something
How you got started (riding): I started riding on dirt trails as a kid until the sun went down. Then in college, I bought a questionably built fixie from a friend for $50. The frame was too large, and I had to jump to get off without brakes. My next bike was my grandmother’s 1961 Schwinn Traveler with a kickback hub that was too small for me. Then I was gifted a bike where I found my true stride. My Platypus is a game changer, I can ride it anywhere, and I’m always comfortable.
Typical Ride: Ride around the city, dip into Forest Park for some forest bathing or a gravel trail.
Dream Ride: Riding with friends, finding a spot for a swim and a beer.
Riding Goal: Longer overnight rides.
Why this bike: I wanted something to commute to work in even if I wore a dress and ride gravel on the weekend.
fav book: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
fav. food: Tacos - you can make anything a taco
Thanks Mickaela! Everything about this build is so cool and functional - I never even considered other housing colors than grey until I saw this bike. Simworks has a bunch of fun options.