Where did Wang Peng perch to take these photos?
The flatness and brevity of the ride made it perfect for preening. The weather was also perfect for neither working up a sweat nor getting chilly while wearing tweed sport coat and vest. In fact, at 10km – a fairly standard Beijing commute – this ride proved that it is quite possible to look good every day while riding down Beijing wide bike paths.
Though where was some strength that came from numbers, I think the ride should also have shown some that the city is still not that bad for bicycles. In most areas the bike lanes remain wide and relatively un-cluttered with automobiles. Of course, I suppose the route they picked was probably more bike-friendly than most.