More bikes than cars sold in US in last 12 months

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  1. domaindomain

    domaindomain New Member

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    How about that?

    Record numbers!

    Link here
     
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  2. MountainPro

    MountainPro New Member

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    its a pity this was driven by financial reasons and not people who are concerned about thier health...
     
  3. Chance3290

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    Some will stick with riding because they'll like it or they'll notice a change in their health. Others will just want to save fuel money and not stick with the bike.

    Those not in shape with be the same way. Some with stay with riding. Others will buy the bike, ride a few times and decide that fuel prices are not that high. So the bike will either rust in the garage or someone will get a deal on a slightly used, possibly bent, bicycle.

    But gas or gut, whatever the reason, the more people cycling the better.
     
  4. domaindomain

    domaindomain New Member

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    I Agree #3, anything that gets people on bikes is a good thing

    If you are in a club and a new rider shows up, make them feel welcome! I know its obvious but some don't. I have been cycling for about 20 years now and moved about 5 years ago. There were 3 local clubs (there are 2 now, you'll see why) and I wanted to join one. I rocked up at the Sunday meeting point for the first who, to all intents and purposes, may as well have told me to F*** off. The other two were great, showing me routes, introducing me to people, telling me the best cafes etc.

    How did I choose between the good two? Easy! I joined the one with the best looking girls!
     
  5. BimmsAndBices

    BimmsAndBices New Member

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    It's a shame most of them read "NEXT" on the side
     
  6. huhenio

    huhenio New Member

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    Wise, wise man.
     
  7. badhat

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    who the hell cares?

    i first got a bike for financial reasons and am now an avid cyclist. is that a problem?
     
  8. meehs

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    Hey... At least it happened! That's unheard of here in the USA. I hope it keeps up.
     
  9. Benjoy

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    I hope the trend continues.
     
  10. MountainPro

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    dont get so worked up and defensive, it was just an obersvation...

    like cycling is always a last resort.
     
  11. badhat

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    neither worked up nor defensive.

    but your concern is noted
     
  12. huhenio

    huhenio New Member

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    Stop it or Al Gore will shut off the internet.

    I want the US to be like a with bike paths like Holland, train system like Japan, cars like in Germany, bikes like in Italy, food like in Argentina, champagne like in France, wiskey like in Scotland, sheep like in Wales, beer like in Ireland, beaches like in Thailand ... .and the list goes on and on.
     
  13. Induray

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    There's a saying(or joke) that goes...In Heaven, the cooks will be French, the police British and the carmakers Germans. In Hell, the police will be Germans, the carmakers French and the cooks British!!:eek:
     
  14. Chance3290

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    "Sheep like in Wales?":confused: :eek:
     
  15. wheelist

    wheelist New Member

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    Oh yes, we have the best sheep.
     
  16. Auto_Worker

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    That's not really news at all. Just go to http://worldometers.info/, scroll down the page and compare the number of bicycles produced so far this year, with the number of cars. Something like 85 million bikes to 28 million cars, the last time I looked.
     
  17. jessmcph

    jessmcph New Member

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    for what????
     
  18. MountainPro

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    for what? well it aint for the wool, go back and check the picture...
     
  19. Ryanotokyo

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    Lord, please let there be no cars in heaven...
     
  20. Induray

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    If the french are the carmakers in heaven....you do not need to worry!:eek:
     
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