In the US the bicycle is still thought by many as a child's toy, however this is increasingly changing. There were far more bicycle on the road in the early 1900's than automobiles.
Up up until the amount of time Henry Ford made a decision to start a production line for cars and also the horseless carriage ended up being a viable choice for lots of folks that could not manage one before his innovative suggestion, he bicycle was basically the very same in the US as in other western side countries like France, England as well as Holland.
Along with the surge of autos when driving as well as the improving speeds of automobiles even more as well as much better streets came to be needed to have. The moment the auto was actually securely lodged the bicycle was actually delegated by many into being a child's toy. After WWII there were bunches of bicycles yet they were actually essentially kids's bikes. A child would use his bike up until he was actually outdated enough to receive a Vehicle driver's Permit after that the bike would certainly be actually marketed or even trashed.
Gas expenses for cars were actually reduced, as well as oil seemed plentiful early in the 20th century. Oil industries were actually discovered in Ohio in the late 1800's and in Texas, Oklahoma, and many various other western side states consisting of Alaska in the 20th Century. Points looked decent for Automotive Makers as well as not so hot for cyclists.
Today however our company are actually viewing a tough rebound through bicyclists. Bikes are cheap, oil is pricey. At 2.60 for a gallon of gas than will receive you twenty miles or a lot less in many automobiles and a bicycle that will certainly receive you the exact same span as well as in large urban areas often quicker for virtually no cost you can find why the bicycle is rebounding.
There are numerous advantages of the bicycle over the auto. Many noticeable is actually most likely gas price, as well as others include reduced repair prices, reduced replacement prices, as well as improved fitness for the biker. Along with the expense of fuel way up and also the cost of cars typically being reasonably higher, bicycling is actually receiving more and more prominent.
There are some unfortunate drawbacks to utilizing the bicycle as transport. If you most likely to the grocery as well as you steer your automobile, you can easily get a lots of grocery stores yet if you perform a bicycle you are actually restricted to what you can easily lug. You can easily increase your cargo area by utilize of a container, panniers, or even my favored the bicycle trailer.
The bicycle trailer comes in several models some have one wheel that trails right behind the back wheel of the bike. The single wheel type is often used by people doing bicycle tours and cross country riding.
I directly have a two wheel trailer I purchased in 2002 and use quite often; in fact I pulled it in the Lee County Christmas Parade in Leesburg Georgia with the people from Chehaw BMX. The type I have is one that will actually carry 3 small children, two toddlers or one probably 6 year old in the seat. The seat folds down to make a cargo trailer and I have used that thing to carry lots and lots of cargo.
In 2002 I did a fundraising bicycle ride for the South Georgia Food Bank in Albany Georgia. On November 11, 2002 I rode my bicycle pulling that trailer from Sylvester Georgia down Highway 82 to Tifton Georgia and back. I had placed cardboard signs on the trailer and people would read them as they drove by and when they seen me in a parking lot they would stop to give me donations.
That trailer has been used to haul my grandkids all over the place, they are too old now to ride in it, but it still gets plenty of use. When I get on the road bike with no load I can hit 20 to 22 MPH with actually what feels like less effort than riding the mountain bike with the trailer.
The trailer I have does have a cover so if it would rain the groceries or what is in the trailer won't get soaked and with the extra room in the trailer you can carry some rain gear so the rider doesn't get soaked too bad either.
There are however numerous styles of bicycle trailers now available. There are ones that are strictly for cargo. They have a flat bed and sides and can handle loads up to 150 lbs.
I was just looking at one recently that was made to pull handicapped adults around in. Since my youngest son is handicapped and can only walk short distances we are considering at some point getting one for him, so he can enjoy a ride with my wife and I.
I was in Orlando a short time back at Michael Pen land's Internet Marketing Conference. If it would hold two adults, and there was a young lady riding her bicycle down the street pulling a trailer that looked as. There was no one in that trailer, but it appeared to be a sort of bicycle taxi.
I read a couple years back where UPS was actually hiring cyclist to deliver packages in some of the western states to save on fuel and make their deliveries quicker, they were using hybrid bikes with cargo trailers.
You can definitely expand the usability of your bicycle by adding a bicycle trailer.
At 2.60 for a gallon of gas than will get you 20 miles or less in most cars and a bicycle that will get you the same distance and in big cities often quicker for almost no cost you can see why the bicycle is making a comeback.
You can expand your cargo space Agency by use of a basket, panniers, or my favorite the bicycle trailer.
The bicycle trailer comes in several models some have one wheel that trails right behind the back wheel of the bike. On November 11, 2002 I rode my bicycle pulling that trailer from Sylvester Georgia down Highway 82 to Tifton Georgia and back. And there was a young lady riding her bicycle down the street pulling a trailer that looked as if it would hold two adults.