Gordon OKR wrote:My glass is half full.
I registered straight away and didn't mind that they didn't activate my key properly so it didn't work on the first day. I tried 3 different docking stations on my way home from work but was impressed that they called me in the Saturday to fix it and my key worked day two.
That was wierd, I cycled all over town and people might as well have wolf whistled and blown the bike kisses, as a regular cyclist I've never experienced so much positive attention.
When I used Velib in Paris it took 3 days before I managed to find a docking station that let me register and they were well established at the time.
Of course there's going to be teething and lots of people are moaning as if this whole thing should have gone like clockwork from the beginning. Surely the reason everything is being phased in gradually is because teething issues are anticipated so if you have signed up early then expect there to be teething issues and accept them when they happen to you without having a rant.
I don't mind that my key never works on the first few bikes I try, I just persevere until I get one that does.
I don't mind about the rubbish gears and the hefty design I'm just delighted that I have another travel option to get me from A-B in central London without having to go under the ground or wait for a bus.
I do cycle regularly anyway and agree with the point that my bike is wherever I left it but Boris bikes are everywhere, so easy and convenient.
I think the pro's massively outweigh the cons of the whole thing and don't care if it was Ken's idea that Boris delivered-it's here, its fantastic, I love it and the teething issues could be a lot worse.
Bonus, I've never done spinning down the gym. There's no need now - Boris bikes are so hefty it's a work-out just using one.
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