I am back in Hollywood after my week long visit to NYC. Riding in to work today illustrated the difference between living in a city, and living in suburbia that happens to be a city. Both have their advantages, and truth be told, I’d pick LA if given the choice. But, riding a bike in NYC is the ultimate in fun and exhilaration. My first day commuting to work in NYC, I rode up 8th Avenue on the supposed bike path. The bike path is actually a very convenient place for all the delivery trucks to park, so before I knew it, I was in the middle of the street amongst a sea of Yellow Cabs, all of which were out to topple me. Nothing is quite as exciting as fighting to claim your spot on the street when everyone else is much larger than you are. It’s actually easier then one would think. Drivers in NYC seemed quite aware of their surroundings, and by default, the speeds are much slower than LA due to congestion. Cycling in NYC is also the best way to explore the city and see all it has to offer. New and different places would just appear and make themselves known to me. Besides my work duties, I managed shop visits to NYC Velo, I Fix Byx, Freitag, and Gage and DeSoto. It was a great trip, and I’m looking forward to going back in August when the temperatures are sweltering. Fewer things to pack.