This inspirational story is from Adventure Cycling’s Bike Bits:
LEAVING THE CAR AT HOME, AND HAVING A GAS
Bike Bits recently received the following correspondence from Ms. Lauren Cooper and Dr. Nee Howard: “We are an elderly mother (86) and daughter (55) who in recent years have mostly quit driving. Instead, we bicycle up to twenty-five miles a day around Carlsbad, California, on hi-tech recumbent trikes, and a very unusual tandem recumbent trike. Yet we are two of the least athletic people you will ever meet. We maintain a normal suburban lifestyle, bicycling daily for shopping, errands, yard sales, etc., and drive our twenty-year-old car just four or five times a month. Home range is a twelve-mile radius (we’re quite famous in this area!), and we take the trike on local trains for longer travel. We handle oversize loads like mattresses and file cabinets with a homemade bike trailer. We’re saving about $3,000 year–just by doing something as simple and fun as riding a bike every day.”
Watch the dynamic duo in action here: http://10news.com/video/16220875/index.html
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