NYC Bike Experience
Just got back from a week in New York. Spent three days in Manhattan and saw probably every make and model of bike in existence! So different from back home.
I saw more bikers commuting on the city streets than I've seen in my hometown in a year's time, amazing. And cool.
It did frustrate my kids that I spent as much time looking at bikes as I did skyscrapers, but oh well.
I also noticed what appeared to be memorials, bikes painted white along with a sign giving the person's name. One such bike had a badly bent rear wheel and I assume the rider died near that spot and his or her bike was left as a memorial. Interesting, and sad. I hope drivers take note and start looking out for bikes more.
Anyways, had a great time, loved the city and got a little taste of NYC bike culture. Very cool indeed.