Monday, March 14, 2011

More Hong Kong Biking

I had my second commute here last Saturday morning.  I rode from the hotel to City Hall.  It only took about 10 minutes or so to get there.  I walked the bike up Luard Road to Johnston, and then followed the tram route all the way to Central.  Then I walked the bike through the plaza and under the road to City Hall, which was my adjudicating venue for that morning session.  It was pretty low traffic going west toward City Hall.  Later though, riding back to the hotel following the tram line again, there was a bit heavier traffic, more buses and taxis zooming by.  I was a bit more anxious because I found myself in the far right lane of 3 or 4 lanes going the same direction.  I wasn't completely confident it was where I was supposed to be, however, it wasn't long and it became a right turn only lane.  It was in fact the perfect position for me to have stayed in because I needed to make that turn to continue following the tram line.  After the turn I was back in Wan Chai and the hotel.  In the picture above you can see 3 different modes of transportation; bus, tram, and bicycle.  Which one gives you more freedom?

But that was around 6 or 7pm.  Before that, I had spent the day on Cheng Chau Island with my new friend Lim Soo.  We met through our blogging activities, and if you haven't checked his out yet you should... i-brompton.  Cheng Chau does not have any cars, and in fact you will see alot of bikes in the video above.  It was a beautiful day, and we had a good time.  The island is best known for its annual bun festival.  There are more places to go on the island, and there are some great views from the top, but we'll have to get much lower gears to get up there!


Lim Soo 林蘇 said...

Matteo, nice work! Your gear was low enough to go uphill, not mine.

Matteo said...

No way! I would not have made that hill. Thanks for the encouragement though!