Thursday, May 17, 2007

Why I Bike

The city is my oyster.

I met my book editor down in Union Square. My book, which has absolutely nothing to do with bicycles or Astoria, will be out soon enough. I’ll let you know.

It was a nice ride there and back, even with the rain.

Then, after a long story and a 3-hour rain delay, I biked to Shea Stadium for the Cubs/Mets game. To most people in NYC, that seems like a huge distance. But with a bike, everything is so easy. So close. So fast to get to. Shea stadium, though I don’t bike there often, is just 5 miles away or 30 minutes away. The same distance as is my work.

I left my home is the top 2nd and got to Shea in the bottom of the 3rd. I love New York. I love bikes.

The Cubs lost. But I still love them, too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know why folks even try to drive in NYC. Bike or ride the subway.