Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bike at your own risk

Rode a velib today with Nicolas on our way to WOS so I could explain American football to him (my second unsuccessful attempt to interest a European in our version of football).

We went to the Marais looking for apartments for him, then saw Cyrus (it sucked), then biked from Les Halles (a sort of shopping mall) to the bar.  I had heard that there are bike lanes; what I did not know is that bike lanes are also bus and taxi lanes.  So I haven't ridden a bike since I was maybe 8, and now I'm doing so (rather unsteadily) while busses and taxis speed past and hoping they see me before they hit me (or before I hit them, also possible considering my biking skills).

I don't think this is something I'll be doing again, at least until I have some sort of insurance.


  1. Hahahaha I love this. I did a bike tour while I was there, during Bastille Day. Busiest day of the year in Paris and it had been at least 10 years since I'd riden a bike. Scariest experience of my life.

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