Hey, happy Friday! Time to meet Vlad, journalist, TV host and a publicist, boyfriend of Maria. Vlad says that he is just a regular west minded playah who's trying to make the environment healthier and fill people heads with the ideology of free and open society.
Do you have a specific memory related to your bike?
Well... I was driving with flat tire. I had to pump it up every 2-3 minutes so I could get home without walking. Also, its white with EU flag on it so I can remember who I am.
Bike as an accessory?
Not for me. But it needs to be stylish and vintage, doh.
Do you take care of your bike?
I try, but I don’t think that bike needs to be absolutely clean and shiny, a bit of dirt on it is OK, it still a vehicle…
I guess the route from Lasnamäe to Viimsi is my favourite, pretty good roads, freshness in the forest, and not a lot of people.
One bike or many?
One bike is enough for me. Obsession with things is never good for you.
Cycling during the winter? (If not, why not?)
I would love to do it on rare occasions, but it too cold and windy to do it every day.
Lot of ppl who are living Mustamäe, Lasnamäe or Õismäe are saying it is too difficult, too dangerous too far and they have so many excuses not to bike and you are doing it in your everyday clothes? Is it too dangerous or too far? Do you have any stories about that?
Well our society, especially in soviet blocks districts are very close minded. People think that if you use bicycle as a transport vehicle and not as a fun ride then u just don’t have money to buy a car or you just some crazy hippie. We just need more time to become more open minded society and create healthier environment in our country. Propaganda of bicycling would help to speed it up, but our local government is more into making public transport free for people. But as we can see people still prefer to drive cars, so the plan of making Tallinn the Eco capital of Europe with the help of free public transport is just not working.
Style over speed?
Not just over speed. Style is over money and society. If you don't have a style, you don't have a soul.