Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bicycle riding is IN

The Bicycle as a Fashion Statement

Walking the streets of Barcelona, one can not stop to be amazed at the beauty all around, every street, every corner, building, store, has a special touch, feeling, distinctive personality. Every item, every person, every stone, can stand on its own, and shout to the world "Here I am!, look at me!". Definitely this city has inspired artists such as Gaudi, and Picasso to create monumental pieces of art and history, both for their dimensions and creativity and their technical perfection.

But today I am going to talk about a simple device, and not necessarily a huge technological development of the latest decade, but indeed a device that makes our lives easier and more enjoyable, the bicycle.

Riding a bicycles in big cities can be a daunting task, but thanks to new government policies, the inclusion of bicycle lanes and access to buying equipment, the bicycle is becoming the latest fashionable item you MUST have, if you want to be IN. 
Riding a bike can save time, if you live in a city like Buenos Aires, where public transportation scheduling is unreliable, I would say 80% of the time! 
What I love about my bicycle, is that I can park it anywhere, yes I do have a very thick chain and lock, as I am in Buenos Aires, right now, and one can not be too careful! But nonetheless the good thing is also that traffic does not intimidate me, as I can pedal my way around a whole lot of vehicles in seconds. 

I also agree with fitness experts that say riding your bicycle is a great workout, and I add that it is an amazing way to start your day, with energy and enthusiasm. If you sum all of these, with the benefit of not contaminating the environment with fuel exhaustion and saving physical space due to limited parking space demand, I am all in for riding my bicycle to work every day. But what makes it even more appealing nowadays is that it has indeed become fashionable! 
Are you riding a bicycle? What are you waiting for? If you live in a big urban city like Barcelona, New York City, Rome, Madrid, London, Paris, Tokyo, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo, and you don't have a bicyle yet, don't wait anymore! Go and get one, if not for any other reason, but just to be fashionably in!

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