I was moved to take a few more pictures of bicycles around Key West when I caught this busy couple studying a map quite determined to get it right this time and find their destination without further ado.
Usually I offer to help and frequently get rebuffed but this pair acted as though map reading was pretty important to them so I limited myself to a picture. This picture below, taken on Simonton Street reflects typical hard core winter cycling in Key West. Note the long sleeved top, heavy duty cap and expensive sandals.
People who know this stuff suggest one third of the city's population of 23,000 doesn't own a car. Just because one is carless doesn't mean one can't behave badly and text while driving:
Bear in mind cyclists must obey traffic rules, like one way streets and stop signs and while they may ride on sidewalks they may not ride two abreast. Plus women are required by custom if not by law to cycle one bike length behind their men.
Why? I haven't a clue but they all do it. Personally I like following a woman on a bike because I like the female form and feel no need to worry about the size of my weenie if a woman is cycling in front of me. Other men are less self assured and none of them ever ride in pink Crocs. Go figure.
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