Almost every day, Stan Ricciuti rides his bike over the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge from his home in Mayfair to work in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Sometimes when Ricciuti takes off from a stoplight, he does a small wheelie while quickly reaching a brisk cruising speed.
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It's a 30-mile round trip, and Ricciuti typically rides the entire way without putting a foot down. But during a recent ride-along with PhillyVoice, Ricciuti posed for a photo at the base of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge.
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Ricciuti balances at an intersection while watching traffic and waiting for the light to change.
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Stan has some impressively bright homemade headlights and LED strips running along the frame of his bike – all of which are powered by a battery with (allegedly) enough juice to turn over a car engine. "I'm safer at night than during the day."
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Ricciuti reaches the center of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge while commuting to work on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
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Having given up his car some 20 years ago, Ricciuti is able to commute between Philadelphia and New Jersey while avoiding the toll, though that doesn't factor into why he does it.
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Ricciuti's commute relaxes in Palmyra, New Jersey, where he rides along tree-lined residential streets for a few miles.