Kelly Drive Amateur
I have to say it, for all of the idiots, a***oles, and broken glass, Philly has got some great things going for it for bikes:
Ben Franklin Parkway, Chinatown, Independence Mall - my fav way across town, a nice view of the city coming from the Art Museum down the Parkway, wrap around Ind. Mall to head down to South Philly and my Phil-billy neighbors
East/West River Drive - gets a little smoggy in windless rush hours, but is a great way out of Center City in general, truly beautiful... nice people, nice jogger ogling
Forbidden Drive - a little slice of heaven within city limits, great for hybrids and trails for MTB'ers along the way, no cars, really nice people (!)
East Falls, Manyunk, West G-Town, West Mt. Airy, Chesnut Hill - great hilly residential sections for biking
relatively decent drivers - Philadelphians are cocky a***oles, but that's what keeps everyone from yelling and throwing things out of cars - I can't believe some of the stories I hear on these forums, you'd never get by in Philly throwing Coke bottles at people... watch out for NJ drivers though, they suck!
cops - that don't bust your balls for sign/light offences... the bike cops run lights themselves! I wouldn't talk smart to them, though...
weather - that is all over the place, but doesn't stay in extremes for but a short while
me - the coolest cyclist in the US...and some say... the WORLD!
I left out the Valley Forge ride, as I've never done it.
C'mon Philly people, post your rides and high fives!!!!!!!!!
Easy Does It
Oh my gawd! I grew up riding the hills of Manayunk. What a place to learn to ride (heck of a place to learn to drive too with the hills and narrow streets). In my old neighborhood there's still a cobblestone side street or two. I loved east and west river drive too ...I think they have different names now. thanks for the good memories.
Kelly Drive Amateur
Yeah, Kelly Drive, and another one I think for West.... doesn't matter, I refuse to call them anything but East and West River Drive.
Originally Posted by monster173
And they renamed Delaware Ave. "Christopher Columbus Blvd"? Bet the Native Americans are bloody happy about that one - I know I'm not either, it's on the stupid Delaware! Why change it!?!?!?!
But, yeah... nice rides.