can i offer you a ride to the studio in the basket of the phoenix?

Posted on Jun 23, 2010 in bicycling, shanghai, transportation, urbanism, video | 5 Comments

Here’s a video of the morning commute condensed from ten minutes into two. It’s a bit shaky, but I promise that I was riding as cautiously as one can while taking video: no accidents, no close calls, very little brake squeekery. This particular morning seemed about average in the traffic department. There have been mornings ...

bicycling shanghai

Posted on Jun 2, 2010 in shanghai | 3 Comments

It was impossible to imagine three months without a bike, so our coworker/friend/guide Zihan tracked down a few used bikes to make traveling around the city a bit quicker and more dangerous. About $15 bought this black beauty, the Shanghai Phoenix FZL Bicycle, “the new classic with fashion bicycle.” Notable features include but are not ...