Hi all. Sorry to cross-post this, but short on time - We're visiting NC next week....maybe thinking of relocating soon. I am a regular cycle commuter six to nine months of the year in NYC; with better weather I reckon I can try to make it 12 months.
We might try to rent bikes one day while visiting, to get a feel for the riding in traffic down there; Any good bike shops for rentals we should check out?
Also, any particular areas I should try riding through during rush hour? My idea is to judge the area at its worst to see if bike commuting is feasible. For example, if someone was considering moving to new york, I'd tell them that if they could handle riding through Times Square, Herald Square, Columbus Circle or Union Square or get onto and off of a bridge here during rush hour and not be freaked out by it, they'd probably be fine anywhere else.
Of course, if there are some beautiful places to ride that show the city at its best, we'd be interested in that as well....