I've been on two rides.
On Wednesday, I rode downtown to meet some new friends for lunch.
Today, I rode downtown again to the UPS store.
I stay on the sidewalk because I'm terrified of cars.
This means most pedestrians are terrified of me.
Note to self : get a bell for the handlebar.
But OH MAN.
Riding a bike is so cool. It's great to be moving and have the freedom to look around and actually see this pretty city. To not have to worry about the million and a half one way streets. To not have to scrounge for quarters to feed the meter. To avoid traffic (except the people traffic).
Details : my bike is a beach cruiser. It cannot change speeds which means I do my best to always be riding downhill. I hit the breaks by pedaling backwards. I bought the bike and basket at Beach Bikes for about $180 with tax. The brand is Urban Lady. My helmet is embarrassing but awesome because it will hopefully save my life in case of a pedestrian and/or wall crash.
I highly recommend.