And the bikes look nice. Well, they look okay. They look like tanks, really. They must tip the scales at close to forty pounds. But that’s not a problem if you stay on the flats. Once you get going, the weight gives you inertia. Three speed grip shift. Drum brakes. Step-through (girl’s) frame. Fenders and lights. And a basket.
What!? Six bucks for a half an hour? And $2 for each half hour after that? And a max charge of $65 a day, according to the website. (Note: $6 + (23.5 * $2) = $53, and $53 < $65.) Well, six bucks is a little steep. For six bucks you can go see a matinee. All day on the buses costs $3.50. But look, you can get a monthly pass for thirty rats, and for that, the first half hour of every trip is included, according to this website. Does that mean if I take two half hour trips in a day, they’re both included? Because that’s what my limited command of the English language leads me to believe the website says.
Well, thirty bucks for a month of bike rides isn’t too bad. And then it’s $50 for 120 days, and $75 for a year. It might be worth it if you went to UTEP, and commuted to downtown, just to scoot downhill. You might hit 25 mph going down Oregon. Then you just drop the bike off at one of those stations.
It might be a good idea to put a station up at Scenic Point. Or at the top of Transmountain.
At least until we get a zipline.