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 until the moment Holly Ford decided to begin an assembly-line production for vehicles and also the horseless carriage became a sensible option for lots of people that could possibly not manage one before his innovative suggestion, he bicycle was actually practically the very same in the US as in other western side nations like France, England and Holland.
With the rise of automobiles when driving as well as the improving speeds of automobiles more as well as much better streets became needed. As soon as the auto was firmly lodged the bicycle was actually consigned by many right into being actually a kid's plaything. After WWII there were actually great deals of bikes yet they were actually for the most part youngsters's bikes. A little one would ride his bike till he was aged sufficient to receive a Chauffeur's Permit at that point the bike would be offered or even trashed.
Fuel expenses for vehicles were actually low, as well as oil seemed to be plentiful early in the 20th century. Oil areas were actually located in Ohio in the overdue 1800's and in Texas, Oklahoma, and lots of various other western side states consisting of Alaska in the 20th Century. Factors appeared pretty good for Car Makers and also not so hot for cyclists.
Today however our team are actually finding a strong return through bikers. Bikes are cheap, oil is actually pricey. At 2.60 for a gallon of gas than will certainly acquire you twenty kilometers or less in a lot of cars and trucks and also a bicycle that are going to get you the same range as well as in significant metropolitan areas usually quicker for almost no cost you can easily view why the bicycle is actually recovering.
There are numerous conveniences of the bicycle over the auto. Most obvious is most likely gas expense, as well as others consist of lesser fixing prices, lesser replacement costs, as well as enhanced fitness and health for the motorcyclist. Along with the expense of energy technique up and also the price of autos in general being relatively high, biking is actually acquiring an increasing number of well-known.
There are actually some unlucky negative aspects to using the bicycle as transportation. If you go to the grocery and you drive your vehicle, you can easily purchase a tons of groceries however if you get on a bicycle you are restricted to what you can easily bring. You can easily increase your cargo area by use of a basket, panniers, or my preferred 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 Agency 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. My wife uses it to go shopping. I use it to help me get faster on my bike. I will load it down with about 50lbs of weight then ride it as fast as I can up and down the bike trail, usually about 15 to 20 miles at somewhere near 15 to 20 MPH. 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. And there was a young lady riding her bicycle down the street pulling a trailer that looked as if it would hold two adults. 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 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.