02 Aug '11, 4pm

We like this trend: The Slow Bike Movement Take your time and smell better at the office!

We like this trend: The Slow Bike Movement Take your time and smell better at the office!

At the Public Bike Launch, New York City Celeste LeCompte makes some suggestions for Slow Biking in the San Francisco Chronicle: -Choose a bike that lets you keep an upright posture. Racing-style road bikes encourage the rider to lean forward, while step-throughs, cruisers and mixte frame bikes are more upright. -- Look for fashion-protecting features. Keep your ride comfy and your clothes clean with good fenders, chain guards or internal hubs, flat pedals and maybe even a kickstand. -- Go for gears. You're not looking for a lot, but more gears gives you more options when you're tackling San Francisco's hilly terrain at a more casual speed. -- Ride safely. Even though you're riding slowly, don't forgo the helmet, stop at traffic signals and ride predictably. -- Share the road. When you're riding slowly, it's easier to double up in the roadways and chat with a fellow rider....

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