Saturday, March 24, 2012

cycling in NY

someone recently told me that NY was trying to become cycling capital of the world and I just had to laugh. 

you know, that bitter resentful laugh. 

I'm  sorry to have to break it to you NY, but you are way, way out of your league here. After three years where I thought my feet had actually no other purpose than pushing the pedals, I am currently petrified to cycle down your streets with my super-duper Dutch mommy bike.  Your (few and far between) cycle lanes are filled with cars, opening doors and pot holes that could eat both  me and my bike up. Your residents are rude to bikers the point of having made my child cry. 

You know I love you, but on this one thing, you suck.