Monterey is very bike friendly. We really like the idea of not “having” to have two vehicles. They have a great bus system too. After being here a couple months (?) we sold Chris’ car. For awhile he rode the bus and we shared the van. Now we share the van and he rides a bike. Not exactly the type of bike he wants (one with an engine), but a nice bike nonetheless!
This bike has skinny tires so it goes really fast on the steep & hilly roads around here. If it is wet outside he drives. He doesn’t ride the bike on Tuesdays (blues uniform day). I’ve only gone on a few hills and none as big as the ones he rides to school. It’s scary when you know you wouldn’t be able to stop in an emergency! I don’t think my brakes are as good as his though.