FIVE THINGS WITH SAISHA HARRIS, ALL-CITY CYCLES
FIVE THINGS is a weekly feature on the Banjo Brothers Blog. It’s a short interview about life and bicycles with a notable person. This week’s FIVE THINGS is with Saisha Harris, Creative Director, All-City Cycles. The Banjo Brothers were determined to score an interview with Ms. Harris after watching the video, "Quest for the Electric Queen" . We (banjo brothers) consider it one of one of the finest, most inventive, well-executed marketing projects we've ever seen. Even though on-target, inventive marketing is nothing new to All-City, we figured a five things interview might provide some insight into what makes Harris tick. We hope you enjoy this week's Five Things.
BANJO BROS: WHAT ARE YOU RIDING?
SH: Truth be told, I’m somewhat of a fair weather biker. However, I just did the Stupor Bowl alleycat on my trusty All-City Big Block in like 8 inches of snow. I may have crashed a few times. Memory is foggy. Rode a Salsa Beargrease up the frozen St. Croix a few weeks back. Man was that fun. I’m anxiously awaiting spring. It’s coming, right? My A/C Mr. Pink wants to play.
Other rides: a sweet Subaru XV Crosstrek with heated seats and remote start, cuz winter, and a Rome Anthem snowboard.
I live for breakfast. Breakfast go-to’s: Pat’s Tap, cuz it’s right next door, and their bloodies are on point. The Lowry is also a solid choice. St. Dinette in St. Paul if you’re fancy.
BANJO BROS: WHERE ARE YOU RIDING?
SH: MPLS streets and river bottoms. I’m usually an urban destination rider. Like if I ride to get food, I feel justified in eating the food. I was recently at Mt. Bachelor, Oregon where we had four days of perfect powder.
BANJO BROS: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
SH: Poolside. #savesummer
Everything Now. Arcade Fire. I appreciate his intense cynicism about America. The album is basically about how many of us are swimming in privilege, but we all hate our lives and want to die. But it’s got a catchy disco vibe. Ha!
Guilty pleasure: Reputation. Taylor Swift.
Prince. Always Prince.
BANJO BROS: WHAT ARE YOU COOKING/EATING/DRINKING?
SH: Cooking is for… cooks. I live for breakfast. Breakfast go-to’s: Pat’s Tap, cuz it’s right next door, and their bloodies are on point. The Lowry is also a solid choice. St. Dinette in St. Paul if you’re fancy.
Victor’s Cuban is the best all-around every meal food.
I’m currently OBSESSED with the Wedge Table and their Mayan grain bowl.
Beer - Just had a great chocolate milk stout at Dangerous Man. Dangerous Man all day.
Wine - I am in this two-year-plus phase of a sparkling wine obsession. J Vineyards (woman owned) in Sonoma makes some great bubbles.
Whisky - Templeton Rye and Cabin Still, cuz, ya know, I roll high and low.
Fancy Cocktails - Young Joni, The Mill NE and The Lexington
La Croix Tangerine.
BANJO BROS: WHAT'S STUCK IN YOUR CRAW?
SH: Aside from the obvious? Winter. Winter is definitely stuck in my craw. But seriously, I try to not let things get stuck. That’s like, my main goal in life. I realize I live a privileged existence to even be able to do that. I really have everything I could ever want and I thank my lucky stars every day.
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