There are many why I like biking in Amsterdam:
Cars give you right of way; pedestrians give you right of way; there are nice bike paths; distances are short; you're considered normal; there are good, practical bikes; you casually meet friend biking in the other direction...
Man the list goes on and on.
But one of the reasons biking in Holland is nice is that women have no problem peddling with short skirts.
What? They do. You want me to say it? OK: I like seeing ladies' underpants as the peddle toward me! Is that so wrong?
It might be in New York.
Oh, Jasmijn Rijcken, you have a beautiful Dutch name (don't be fooled by the "ij," it's just a long i sound--her name is pronounced YasMINE RIken), and, you know what? You are awfully cute. In this one story you've done more to make biking cool in New York City than all the members of Transportation Alternatives put together! Please keep biking!
(And notice her bike has a nifty built-in headlight!)