Join Date: May 2008
Bikes: a motley crew they be
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thanks for the post - I actually wound up borrowing a bike from a colleague who was away for a while, then throwing out my back before I could ride it. Now only a week left in town, so it doesn't seem worthwhile to go buy something at this point.
I did want to buy one of those old chinese bikes, more to ship back home than as a good option to ride here (although it would probably be less likely to be stolen). They look cool, and I would have liked to fix it up for a sunday cruiser / guest bike... ah well, just another lost opportunity.
And yes, you're right about the traffic although it's not that bad out on the peninsula north of downtown - I thought I had seen the craziest driving of my life in Greece, but I have been humbled. This city/country is a perfect location to create a strong bike culture - great weather, generally flat, the people need an affordable transportation solution... certainly I've heard that out in the villages transportation is a complete nightmare and many people simplly can't move from a to b - a cheap mountain bike can do so much to alleviate that.