robertisenberg

How to Ride a Bike in Pittsburgh: 1

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Vintage Grand Prix 016

When you have to, take the sidewalk. You shouldn’t. It’s “illegal.” But do it anyway.

Hop your front tire over the curb, bounce over cracks and uneven concrete panels, especially the sections teepeed by muscular tree-roots. Leap off, like leaping off a ramp, and slam back to pavement.

Thump down to the street and weave around an oblong pothole, which is so deep that Victorian brick peeps out. Jiggle your tire over a gutter’s grille.

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