Monday, June 11, 2007

Riding a Bike to Work

I took the photo on the right while riding my bike to Manhattan this morning, over the Brooklyn Bridge. I have a couple of meetings in Manhattan today, as I often do at least twice every week, so I've started to ride my bike as a way to get more exercise.

The thing is, riding a bike in New York City is more contact sport/life-and-death video game than exercise. I spend most of the ride dodging potholes, cars, buses, trucks, tourists and dead rats. Still, I have to say, it's a great way to begin the day. What a view from the bridge!

Here in New York City, the best friend to bicycle commuters is the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives . Anyone out there bike to work? What city? Overall, is it a good experience or bad?

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