new in upstate NY
I'm new here, former Brooklynite transplanted to rural upstate NY.
I'm returning to school in the fall and would like to commute one way, a 12 mile trip (I'll probably take the bus back home, it is bike-friendly). Being from NY where everyone walks, bikes and takes public transporation, I'm really appalled at the dominance of car culture around here. Everyone in their cars, a high obesity rate, and the sidewalks completely empty of people. And it is scary to me to realize that this is how most of America lives!!!! Anyhow, I'm excited to get back into biking as a mode of transport and overall enjoyment.
See y'all on the boards.