Sunday, January 17, 2010

Let's hear it from New York.

Michael, the man behind Bike Blog NYC, visited San Francisco this past week and we met up to talk bikes while sipping coffee. It was great to put a face to the blog. We first connected when Michael sent me an email for a brief questionare when he first started his profile series Bike Bloggers series back in Spring 2009. I thought that was pretty cool.

We talked about bicycles, critical mass extreme different experiences between New York and the rest of the world, the weather, riding with kids, and many things that as people on bikes in cities within the United States, experience. My amiga the calitexican, fellow bike partner in crime and part of our women collab posse Change Your Life, Ride a Bike! also dropped in which was super, because she also experience the big apple on wheels a few years back.

I am not a huge Critical mass attendee, but the couple of times a year when I have gone, has been mostly positive. Michael told me about the tremendous amount of tickets that are given to just everyone on bikes and how the attendance has dropped as a reaction to this.
It was nice to talk about the positive things, however, that NY has had in the bicycle infrastructure over the last few years and to hear it from someone that rides the city, has kids and is not a wild rider. Too bad our friend Adrienne couldn't make it, but she was there in spirit :D

Next stop: SF goes to NY, Berlin, Chicago, CPH!??

Maybe so in the near future. In the meantime, I am deeply enjoying the connectivity that bikes+internet has brought to the bicycle blog community. Thanks for visiting ♥San Francisco. I am also pretty grateful to have met people and good friends from within the city as well as around the world, especially in the last few months, and share our perspectives, thoughts, and visions over a cup of coffee, celebrate with a beer, dinner and ride around the city as a result. It's great.

It was great to have you Michael! :D

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