The City Life: Rounding the Island, on Wheels This is a great Op-Ed in the New York Times (registration required) about a biker's ride around the city. You definitely get a different view of your surroundings when you walk or ride a bike versus speeding by in your car, encapsulated in your own little world. There are so many houses, yards, streets, and neighborhoods that I would not have seen had I not gotten on my bike and toured them. As my training progresses, I hope to meet more residents of the community of bikers, or cyclers, whatever they want to call themselves. It'll be fun!