It’s finally here! Bike season! The weather is warm enough to turn in the tram pass and pull the bikes out of the shed. My bike had a lovely 6 month winter nap and it was happy to wake the heck up this week. Biking is definitely my favorite way to get around town. Maybe it’s because it makes me feel European or something. Everyone here ride bikes, so it’s usually a fun way to get around.
Why I Prefer My Bike Over the Tram
1) Travel Time. Depending on speed, it takes me about 15 – 20 minutes to get to the city center by bicycle. Taking the tram takes even longer with a 10 minute walk to the tram stop and a 13 minute ride to the city center.
2) Schedule. On my bike, I have my own schedule. I can go whenever I want. This is particularly important at night when the trams slow to running only every 20 minutes, then every 30 minutes until finally they run only on the hour. So many nights I end up staying out an hour later because I just missed the Night Liner.
3) Route. Just as you can go whenever you want, you can go wherever you want. With trams, you may have to go from point A to C (switch trams) to get to B. With the bike, it’s always A to B.
4) Excercise. Because we all know it doesn’t hurt to burn some extra calories to-and-from the bar.