A View from My Handlebars
It was--and still is--a beautiful spring day as I rode to work earlier this morning. And as the weather gets more pleasant I am seeing more and more people on bikes (not all are crazy enough to ride year round). On my short commute there was one cyclist in front of me (pictured) and two behind me...it's nice not being a lone cyclist on an early morning ride.
The first complaint is how noisy it is, even in the middle night when you're trying to sleep.
Oddly enough, these are the same complaints of people moving from the big city to a small town. I guess perspective really is everything.
Kfg...I also agree, perspective is everything. And oddly, I always think of Buffalo as a small town (nice to hear from you, btw).
The working definition of a big city is one with several all night diners. If it has more than one Denny's in a "Metropolitan Area" it is definitely a big city.
You are thinking of Buffalo in comparison to The City, but NYC is a Great City, or, in cycling terms, Hors Catégorie. The whole of the US only has two of those and most countries go without, even though they may have a Big City or three.