Yesterday I bought a bike, it is hands down the best purchase I have made in years. IT. IS. AWESOME.
Vancouver is a great city for cycling, you know, if you donâ€™t mind hills and lunatic drivers!Â Lots of streets are clearly marked as having cycle lanes so once you know which these are youâ€™re pretty much set.Â I still have some learning to do, still itâ€™s nice to explore even if it does involve some circles!
Iâ€™ve obviously noticed the cyclists on Vancouverâ€™s roads as I walked along the pavement beside them, but cycling amongst them this weekend I felt a sense of camaraderie, I feel a bit like Iâ€™ve entered a secret world, discovering that the city is much more accessible than it appears from the bus. 20 minutes from my house to main street, is way better than a 45 minute walk or 15 minutes with my nose in someoneâ€™s armpit and being battered by a backpack from behind on the 99.
These images are ones that I have taken recently, not of my actual bike â€“ that I will save for another day.