Gidday! Greetings and salutations from an impulseive lescyclist in circulation in Vancouver. Here we are, finally over the mid-winter hump, having celebrated Imbolic and survived St Valentine's infamous day of love.
How did you celebrate? Not Imbolic. If you noticed it, you probably nodded farewell to the darkest nights of winter and hello to the first blush of light, and if you were on top of it, you started your seeds in the windowsill. How did you celebrate love? Did you go out with your favourite person, maybe for dinner or a drink?
Did you notice how perfectly lovely restaruants turned into expensive, high end establishments, knowing full well that people are going to go out for the evening,
|Special heartless Valentine's day drink prices.|
|Note the six and seven dollar drinks on the standard menu|
with the sentiment inside
I love living in one of the most beautiful, rideable cities on Earth.
Yep, you've gotta love this town, and especially the fact that you can ride where ever you go, day in and day out, all rear round.
|Check our that crisp, clean urban forest air... :)|
I absolutely love love love that Paris is banning diesel cars, and pedestrianising a great number of thoroughfares. The Left Bank has been completely closed to traffic since early 2013, and last year the mayor of Paris introduced a policy which allows drivers to use their cars only on every other day, so that one day even numbered plates were allowed on the roads, and the next only odd. (OMG you've gotta love Paris!)
|Paris smog via The Daily Mail|
You've gotta love Vancouver: it embraces cycling almost as passionately as do I. The city has installed heart shaped bike racks like that one in scenic locations all over town, in the hope that people will take photographs of themselves with the racks, and then share their pictures on social media with the hashtag #lovebikeyvr.
And after all, everybody loves a great rack. Heyyyy... come to think of it - that looks like a wonderful little field trip! Hmmm. Yep. Coming soon to a bikecycling blog near you, a #hashtag calling to Vancouver cyclists: Hail and Heart-y... making tracks to the heart racks.
Between the sex clubs and the traffic bans, I am all for emulating the City of Love...
Then all of this heart thumping bike loving cycle blogging will not have been in vein.