Comment 77184

By arienc (registered) | Posted May 22, 2012 at 16:40:13 in reply to Comment 77182

One might be inclined to agree with you.

But then again, one who does not worship at the altar of Mammon might be inclined to believe that health is more important than money.

A key component to health is exercise.

A half-hour cycle commute provides the benefit of moderate exercise. Otherwise, I have to spend that same half-hour elsewhere to get the same benefit (plus time travelling to and from a gym, which I have to work extra hours to pay for).

So, what is gained by saving time driving to work instead of taking the bike, other than additional pounds around the midsection? By including both exercise and commuting in the same minutes of the day, I have saved time, and therefore in Capitalist-speak, saved money.

Why cycling has to be framed as a pursuit of the left-wing is absolutely mindboggling. Next to walking, it's the most conservative method of getting around in existence.

Comment edited by arienc on 2012-05-22 16:42:18

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