It’s the time of year in Charlottesville when I’m able to ride my bicycle to meetings around the City. Anything under 2 miles (which is often the case), and I try to ride the bicycle I keep at Nest Charlottesville.
Notably, bicycle time is often much faster than car time.
One of the highlights of riding to meetings is that I can ride slowly, stopping to haven impromptu conversation with a friend or client, or to stop to notice the things that make Charlottesville Charlottesville, that I don’t get to stop and see when in my car.
I was talking to a colleague about this recently; you can learn the streets and neighborhoods much better if you ride a bicycle. I vividly recall the (good) smells of a street in Charlottesville from a couple years ago – tomato plants, cooking smells, gardens, and yeas, fresh air.
Try it, if you can. You might like it.