And this from the other coast, via The Church of Sit-up Cycling's FB page:
Elegant Dutch ways prove hard to stick to on fast-paced Big Apple streets
The writer sort of wavers between seeing the light:
Who knew that urban cycling — which I find mostly exhilarating and joyous, but occasionally a grim struggle for a sliver of pavement — could also be elegant? [...] Once I started slowing down, I became a more polite rider.
And going a little wobbly, snapping back to North American reflexive attitudes on helmets, speed, heavy bikes, the whole yeah-but-you-can't-do-it-here thing, etc. But always good to see this kind of article, even imperfect, percolating through the mainstream media.