Buffalo is a small city. There is almost nothing that is not highly accessible to cyclists. It is with great joy that I am and more frequently surrounded by people who are not afraid to hop on a bicycle to meet up. On this occasion, 3 separate small groups all showed up for breakfast on bicycles. While two of them are without cars, the other three all chose to go by bike anyways. And I was out on the commercial strip (don't read that as stip mall or chain store alley, but a strip of bona fide independently owned small businesses) IN MY CAR, on the way back from a "carry something huge" errand and found myself in a gridlock of car traffic. It struck me suddenly that I rarely experience this frustration anymore. On a bike, I would have passed all of the cars (carefully) or not been on that street riding at all. There is such joy to be found in life.