I love my new bike which isn’t so new–an orange varsity schwin 10-speed that I got at NYC Bike Jumble (the pic above is not my bike but I have something similar in a much dingier condition). And after much hassling from friends I finally got a bike helmet! So I’m ready to ride in the city.
For those of you not in New York, NYC has put down tons of bike lanes and public bike racks and people here are going bike crazy. A site I found recently is an excellent bit of interactive design that will help make a cyclist’s trip a smoother and safer one is Ride the City. Bookmark it and use it!