It’s Friday once again and it’s also already the middle of July which is absolutely wild. May and June just flew by!
I apologize for not writing as much as I used to here on NYMBlog, it’s been tough to balance everything that’s been going on in my life lately. Everything from launching our bike bag store, to working another full time job, writing here, socializing, and getting some time for myself too, has me a bit behind.
I’m writing more often at the NYMB.co Blog, so check that out from time to time also, and you’re welcome to add that to your RSS Readers if you like. But, I’ll be absolutely continuing to write here.
I really enjoy writing NYMBlog because the tone is different and we can discuss a whole different side of cycling here and get a good discussion going.
It’s amazing because almost every day someone asks me about my bike commute, and they say how hard it must be, or how long, or how hot, or cold, or wet, and sometimes it is all of those things. But, on every single ride at some point I feel a sense of freedom and joy that I don’t get any other way. It’s a bit of a release.
Anyone else feel that way?
Sometimes I’m tired and I actually dread taking a 6 mile trek to work in 95 degree weather, but then I feel the breeze, and I’m speeding down a hill or around a bend, and any reason that I would have to not want to ride has passed. And it’s pure joy.
Anyway, enough about me.
I’m really curious about how everyone has been feeling about Citibike in good ol’ New York?
How has Citibike been working out?
I’ve heard a lot of different things about Citibike. I have yet to use one, but my next visit to the city I’ll be hoping on one for sure. Every day there is a new news story, or 10, about Citibike. Either it’s amazing, or it’s broken, or it’s being used for an exercise class by a comedian with long hair.
Mostly the last one though.
Personally, I think that Citibike and bike share in general is awesome. I also think that there will always be kinks that need to be ironed out. It’ll never be perfect, but it can very useful for so many people in the city.
Have you been using Citibike? If so, what do you think? Have you had any issues? Successes? Has it been worth it for you?
If you haven’t been using Citibike, what are your impressions? Angry at Citibikers? Love ‘em?
Are you using bike share in another city like DC or Chicago?
Let’s talk about it!