Bike NYC or Die is a series I've been wanting to put together documenting my thoughts as a cyclists in New York City. Here you will find my unadulterated opinions on commuting, road cycling, bicycle safety, etiquette, road rage and whatever else I can think of. So Lets do this! Part one. Here we go.
I grew up riding BMX bikes. BMX has taken me across the world. BMX has given me a family. Most importantly; BMX has given me exceptional bike handling skills. Over the years I've learned how to get out of almost any situation. I've earned it, worked for it and I have the scars to prove it.
Yet when I first moved to New York three years ago I was really intimidated. Cycling in New York City is intimidating and thats a good thing because it's fucking dangerous. There are too many people out there on bikes that take cycling in this big city for granted. Be scared, be intimidated, be careful and stay alive.