Planet Bike: Better bike products for a better worldMiiR Bottles one4oneRideKick Electric Powered Bike TrailerBike Tech Shop - The Experts on Cycling with CircuitryXtracycle Bike Cargo Kits, Parts and AccessoriesBionX: Electrify Your BikeUtility Cycling - Use Your BicycleCygoLite Bike Lights: Engineered to ShineChrome Bike Backpacks and Messenger BagsOrtlieb Bike Bags & PanniersCommuter Bike Store Breezer Greenway DX Hybrid Bike 24 Speed - 2011 ModelBanjo Brothers Affordable Cycling Gear

Be a Bike Commuter

by Commute by Bike

This article from independent.com is a great read of the guilt induced start to Hannah Tennant-Moore’s commute by bike and subsequent joy she found in it. Here’s my favorite paragraph:

So I bought a rusted mountain bike for the cost of one tank of gas off Craigslist, then headed to Bicycle Bob’s for a helmet ($30), bike light ($20), lock ($20), and pump ($15). Within hours, I was completely geared up. The rest is history for anyone who’s ever decided to make the switch: I was instantly hooked on the fun of whizzing down hills with the sun on my face, the satisfaction of saving money, the planet, and my rage for something more meaningful than the road, and the easiness of getting my daily workout. I understood right away what cyclist Bruce MacAlister meant when he said, “Driving a car versus riding a bike is on par with watching television rather than living your own life.”

go read the rest of the article…

 
Ortlieb Sale Aug 2014 Slot 2

One Response to “Be a Bike Commuter”

  1. Adrian Fitch says:

    I love Bruce MacAlister’s analogy at the end of the paragraph. Thanks for posting.

Leave a Reply