Today I did something really rare: I was in a car in Beijing. And the traffic was as expected: Totally congested.
All I wanted to do is be on my bike instead and just fly past all the standing cars! Just ride past at high speed with a wide grin on my face. Especially as the weather was so gorgeous. We could even see the Western mountain range from the East side of the city. It is so sad that most people in Beijing are dreaming of buying a car. Why do they not admit that it sucks to waste many hours a day in traffic jams. I hope more people in Beijing get inspired to ride bikes either as a fun and environmentally friendly means of transportation, or as a sport for fitness or as a weekend leisure activity or just for the joy of having a great time. Bikes are the sustainable. Bikes are the future. I love them.