Urban Transportation

Here's how we mostly get around downtown San Jose these days. This is the entry room into our loft (you enter from the rear), which is right off the kitchen, and then through the kitchen to the main loft space. Since this is the only entry and egress, it's not suitable as a bedroom, and when we initially moved in, we had it set up as a dining room. Only, we always ate at the bar -- which is where all the pictures are taken for the food blogs I do -- or the balcony. And I hated having the TV in the main space. Long story short: we turned this into a TV room with seating that'll turn into a bed for an overnight guest in a pinch. The bikes are your basic cruiser bikes. One gear and reverse pedal brakes. Simple. In fact, that's what Giant call this line: "Simple." His & hers, with a rack I got from Performance Bicycle for maximum space efficiency. I had a mountain bike, but it was just too much of a pain in the ass to maintain and keep tuned, so I never used it and it took up space on...


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Richard Nikoley

I started writing Free The Animal in late 2003 as just a little thing to try. 20 years later, turns out I've written over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from diet, health, lifestyle...to philosophy, politics, social antagonism, adventure travel, expat living, location and time independent—while you sleep— income by geoarbitrage, and food pics. I intended to travel the world "homeless," but the Covidiocy Panicdemic squashed that. I became an American expat living in Thailand. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. ... I leave the toilet seat up. Read More

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