Thursday, July 9, 2009

Me Likey Bikey

I've been riding my bike to and from the train station every day this summer, which has caused me to become quite enamored of the two-wheeled eco-friendly machines, whether it be a fixed gear, a single gear, a beach cruiser, a mountain bike, or a regular old ten-speed. I've been riding the latter. Actually, it's my dad's (my mountain bike was stolen while in Iowa City). The very same one that he was riding when he was a young lad in Iowa City. A classic yellow Schwinn Continental, and it is a beast. Nearly three decades old, and its still plugging along, and I love it. Although I would be disingenuous if I said I wasn't thinking about an upgrade. 

Just spotted these beauties, which I would recommend to anyone looking for a seriously simple and seriously tough bike with serious cargo capacity and stability. I'm talking if you're looking to basically get a bike that, to as much a degree as possible, will replace your car. Whether you're running errands, picking up dry-cleaning, doing laundry, getting groceries, or transporting moderate sized furniture, these bikes will get you there (I'm partial to the Aty). The price is pretty steep, though. So if you are looking to replace your car with one of these bikes, you just might need to sell your car to pay for it.

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