The summer’s over. The lycra lads have largely gone into hibernation. Their gaudy toys put away until next year. And here in Seoul the cool autumn breezes are providing a loving tailwind to the more fashion-conscious cyclists.
It helps that the city government has been improving the quality of the hereto remarkably uneven pavements [sidewalks]. (Drivers regularly park their cars on the pavements here, ruining the surface quality remarkably efficiently.) Riding a regular bike in the city is becoming increasingly pleasant.