I am finally reunited with a bicycle! I paid $50 for a sturdy Shimano orangey-red mountain bike off some guy moving to Kentucky soon. The brakes were shit so I took it to a bike shop and they fixed everything for FREE! Now I can pedal to my heart’s content and explore Vancouver.
Biking around Richmond is nothing short of suicidal though. The city was all farmland about 15 years ago but now it’s all wealthy Asian super-suburbia with 12-lane intersections and mega-malls every two blocks apart. The bike lanes here aren’t bad at all, but frankly, nobody uses them.
At any rate, I feel liberated. Ride bikes people.