Wednesday, January 12, 2011
wheelright in amsterdam 2000
new year 2000 i visited amsterdam for the first time. this is me in love. I drove a car from hamburg to a^dam after new year zwei thousand in berlin, and once i made it through the outer ring road, I realized amsterdam was a bicycle city. i feel silly now for not knowing that in advance, but it WAS my first time out of the country... I ditched the car and spent one of the first weeks of my life out of "urban" southern california and my first time ever in a true bicycle culture. I would never be the same.
i cry for a car free life. i live without a car, but i ride with cars, and every time i am on the road there is tension. biking in san francisco is a functional contrast of relaxation and stress, more lovely than not, but there is better. there is bike culture. give me bike culture(not counterculture), give me bicycle(mobility)asylum now. please.