Let's say it's lunch time and the weather is warm and in you're in San Francisco and you're feeling great and you work on one side of town and your stomach is asking for a sandwich that's made only on the other side of town. Let's say you don't have a car, or your car has been towed, or it's in the garage, or it's got the primo park place at the broken meter in front of the gym where all the girls work out, or it's running on fumes or you just don't want to get in the old rolling sofa and meander through traffic and lights and UPS trucks blocking the way and people facebooking at stop lights and you just want to GET THERE without a fuss. So- you get on your e-bike that's been charging silently over there in your kitchen and you head off into the warm mid day and you have a smile on your face and your smile is being noticed by every one who glances over at you too and they smile back and you are gliding almost surfing through the town, through the traffic and gliding this way and that, to the front of the traffic line, through the cars, past the buses and UPS truck, down this road and over that hill. You take the long way, even. And you get close to your spot and you walk-ride your bike through the pedestrian zone and into the cross walk and on to the sidewalk and around the building and on to the pier where the pigeons and the seagulls are hanging out looking for scraps and scrums and fluttering to and fro. So you lock up your bike right there on the railing of the doc, by the bay and you go inside and take your salami sandwich, chips, and lemonade to go, avoiding the line, avoiding the hassle, avoiding the parking meter, the traffic, the headache and fruitless hours of life spent just getting to a place- hours spent so mundanely that you'll even listen to alternative (so "alternative" that it's playing "modern rock" from 1982) broadcast radio just to force the time through its hole just so you don't have to be conscious of the time spent getting from point a to b ......INSTEAD OF ALL THAT - you rode your bike, parked conveniently and ate a sandwich on the other side of town and enjoyed that sunny afternoon and that sandwich on the pier.