Meet Merlin, passionate craftsman, who is working in a small knitting company. She also have her own little business going on - she makes and sells bicycle skirt guards. You are more than welcome to check them out - CycleSkirtShop.
She have been cycling in Tallinn for almost 8 years now and don't understand what she did before then, cause bike is the one and only way to get around in this crazy city!
Do you have a specific memory related to your bike?
First thing that comes to my mind is when I lost my shoe while cycling to work. I was in a hurry and speeding like a maniac, so by the time I realized that I had only one shoe on, I had to jump back on one foot almost 100 meters and of course my footwear was in the middle of street and a car was waiting behind it. So embarrassing!
Do you have a favorite route in the city?
I love this route in Tallinn, Pärnu street, which starts from Magdaleena hospital and ends around Kosmos cinema. You go there with your bike around 5 p.m after work and you'll see what I mean!
Do you remember your first bike?
Yes, it was yellow Ereliukas. I rode it to pieces.
One bike or many?
For me has always been one at a time, but that is only because I don't have room for two.
Cycling during the winter? (If not, why not?)
Of course! I usually bike as long as I can, winter or not. Of course when there is snow up to my knees, then I will switch to skis or tram.
Style over speed?
Style with speed! Who says that you can have maximum speed with lycra only? It feels much better, when you can speed up wearing your best dress and then look at those poor faces in traffic and see smiles appearing.
What means biking to you?
Biking for me is liberty! While riding my bike I think a lot and get great ideas. Also you can see much more on the streets, things you will never notice from your car or when walking.
And yes, we have seen her before: