Well it’s about time! Just last week we were all wearing our spring trench coats and hats, with the thermometer outside hovering in the 65-70°F range during the day, lower (with wind and rain) at night. I mean, what kind of July is that?!
But of course the French always manage to pull off a good parade and fireworks display, so it just had to be sunny on the Saturday the 14 of July (Bastille Day, BTW). And at dawn the new Vélib’ bikes were delivered. By that night, the first hot and humid night of the year, the city center was already teeming with new Vélib’ riders of all ages. Seems to be working fabulously. But one concern: am I the only one wearing a helmet in this town?