Bicycles are a commonly used method of transportation in Shanghai. However, we are currently in a very rainy part of the year here. I think it has rained for almost 3 solid weeks now. For people in the US, this would mean the end of biking, but not in Shanghai. In Shanghai, people simple cover themselves and their bike with one of my favorite things, the bike poncho. Tell me that isn't brilliant!?!?!?!