Being in Boston for the ADA is pretty cool. It's always a great time being involved in a huge event. So many opportunities to meet different people and to see new things. That is a joy of living or visiting a larger city. There are many things to be done in a major city besides the conference, especially if you're a runner or cyclist.
Although there are lots of cars driving around, there are wide sidewalks to run on and the Charles River to run along. You can map out some awesome run and rides to land marks like Fenway Park or Fanuel Hall just to name a couple spots.
For the cyclist, there are bicycle lanes throughout the city. While walking between the hotel and the convention center, I kept an eye out for the cyclist; I couldn't believe how many folks were commuters. Some were riding geared bikes with fenders and racks while many others rode fixies and carried a messenger bag over their shoulder. I saw one young business woman dressed exceptionally well, in her helmet, sneakers, and skirt holding out her hand to make a right turn. I thought that was so cool.
The largeness cities may not be the best places to live sometimes because of congestion and cost of living, but let me tell you, if I wasn't nursing an injury right now I would be on the street either running across town or riding up and down the streets looking for a cool place to grab a bite and have a drink.
I look forward to getting home though. I miss my bike and running shoes... Oh, and my family.
Til then, I will see you on the road.