Holly from Decor8
is moving to Germany and posted a piece about the differences between Europe and American cycle culture
I love riding my bike. Husband
and I AGES ago stopped driving (in case you hadn't noticed from my many bike posts).
LA is not the most friendly place to ride a bike, but it's better than Texas. Lee
has been hit 5 or 6 times by cars in Texas, been threatened with physical violence by drunk frat boys in Texas, and just generally been abused by non cyclists there.
Japan - oh biking there was SUCH a pleasure! on the sidewalk, you were treated like a pedestrian by other people and on the road you were treated just like any other vehicle.
Europe - it seems like most of my friends there ride a bike and I am forever looking at Copenhagen Cycle Chic
AND, LOOK - while I was poking about, I found MORE cycle chic sites:Los Angeles Cycle ChicHungarian Cycle Chic
Romanian Cycle ChicPhoenix Cycle Chic
I've fixed up my bike in the last few months and here is the latest image:
She has a new Chris King Headset, new wheels, new shifters, new brakes and brake levers, and tons of other stuff. Almost all the new parts are american made. The head set is part of Chris King's Pretty and Strong line
which donates a portion of the proceeds to breast cancer research. WOOHOO! I get to put my bike nerdiness to a good cause.