The good: Lots of bike stores. Except for the California imports, motorists are mostly pretty mellow. Lots more bike racks than North Texas.
The bad: Connectivity. More hazards from clueless types on bikes. Mandatory helmet laws.
The verdict: Despite a well-intentioned, but poorly executed bike program, it's still practical to get around most places in the Northwest by bike. You just have to know the local turf if you would rather not deal with the expectation that you'll stay in your little "special" lane. Even Seattle doesn't have enough PC and money to completely escape reality.
Exclusive DFWPTP Interview - with Linda A, a transportational cyclist, encountered in Seattle. DFWPTP: "What about those bike lanes? Are they any use at all?" Linda A: "They're a really bad joke." DFWPTP: "Then why do you ride in them?" Linda A: "It's pretty hard not to!" DFWPTP: "Why?" ....and so it went...
Subject Matter Mostly it's about local transportation cycling, as it exists in the here and now. It's got a smattering of other gratuitous toy recreation thrown in to keep y'all a little off balance. For those that don't know me, toy recreation means English & Italian cars, aircraft - and downhill skiing.