Great article from US News and World Report about the rise of commuter biking. Bike sellers apparently can’t keep these bikes in stock.
I recently began bike commuting to work and I love it. True, I’m only about a mile to a mile and a half away, but I know of others who are riding 4 to 6 miles one way to work. And these are not bicycling enthusiasts. Just people who don’t want to shell out 4 fucking dollars a gallon for gas if they don’t have to.
So why not give it a try. I really enjoy the ride into work, and actually wish it was a bit longer. It’s kind of meditative in a way, calming, but it also gets my blooding pumping, which is better than pounding three or fours cups of coffee in the morning. Yikes!
So far I’ve managed one day a week but hope to bump that up to at least two.
And it looks like congress is trying to get a bill passed to offer monterary incentives to people who do bike commute to work. Coolio!