I'm finally mastering the "Bicycle Freeway," although I do have the occasional stumble from time to time. Biking the last week has been a bit unpleasant due to the cold and rain, but I am "weathering" it so to speak.
Besides the wonders of the Bicycle Freeway, I’m also totally smitten with the gorgeous European city bikes. Anyone who has seen my main commuter vehicle in Atlanta knows I favor a city bike over a racing-style bike (mine is magenta, btw). But here they have these really classic city bikes, which are actually what my bike, a US-made Elektra Townie, is modeled after. Most of the cycling nuts I know go for the racing bikes, but again, I feel like I have died and gone to city cyclists heaven. Not only do they have cool bikes in a wide variety of colors (I have seen many purple bikes), but they also have these crazy baby rickshaw things. Now I’m not a parent or anything, but I think it would be super cool to shuttle your kids around on a pizza delivery style bicycle gizmo. It must be fun for the kids too.