Re: Cities Turning to Bicycles"Matthew Russotto" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> In article <H8F0d.11128$Mm2.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Mike Kruger <email@example.com> wrote:
> >Then, one can discover how these recreational routes can be used to get
> >interesting places, or to shopping places. Maybe you can't get to the big
> >box Home Depot easily, but you can get to a neighborhood hardware store.
> >difference in price is counterbalanced by the savings in fuel (and the
> >ability to get some daily exercise in).
> Trying to carry lumber on a bicycle isn't a good idea.
OK. But do I carry much lumber anyway? No. The couple of times I've wanted
to carry lots of lumber (more than will fit in a car), it's made more sense
to ask a neighbor who owns a pickup truck to help me. I can buy he and his
wife a nice dinner quite a few times for the cost of the truck. Besides,
Home Depot will RENT me a truck for a lot less than a monthly payment on an
You may carry stacks of lumber several times a week; I don't.
For the same reason, I use American Airlines rather than owning my own