Today I rented a Bike E in Manhattan and rode past Ground Zero where the World Trade Center used to be. There were thousands of tourist there as many were getting on line to view the work being done at the site. Needless to say this is what happened.
I rode on Broadway which had a crowd of people lined up and ALL EYES FOCUSED ON ME! It was like none of these people ever seen a bent in their lives. I mean these people were literally frozen in their tracks.
One man chased me almost two blocks and asked me where I got the bicycle from. A crowd of people applauded as I passed them like I was some rock star. A couple were walking together and the boyfriend got pissed at me and shouted some profanity in my direction since his girl was looking at my bike. A taxie was nearly hit from behind by another cab as he drove along side of me 10 mph to see me ride. It was unbelievable.
I stopped to see some of the work being done on the west side and a crowd of people soon formed around me. The questions were always the same. I soon felt that the situation was getting dangerous and left since it was not my cycle.
Anyway. I can't wait for the summer to order mine. I'm finding it hard to locate a Blue AT. Does anyone know of any sellers that have a 2002 Blue Bike E AT?