Everyone’s Downsizing …

Everyone’s Downsizing …

I always see a fair number of bikes in town in the summer — it’s pretty flat here, and town isn’t that big, and of course, we’re all locked in our houses for six to nine months a year, so once nice weather hits, there’s a lot of biking and walking. But I’m definitely seeing more bikes this summer — more old bikes that have been pulled out of the garage, more bikes with trailers. The bike shops over in Bozeman report that they’ve been slammed this year by people refitting older bikes. All good.

The other thing I’ve seen in town, that I haven’t seen anyplace else, is that a lot of folks have pulled out their ATVs and are driving them for short haul trips. And motorcycles. And scooters. But there are more ATVs on the streets than I’ve ever seen before. Fine by me — I’d rather have them here on the streets than running me off the trails.

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  1. Here in Minneapolis – which some authority has judged the “second-most bike-friendly town in the US” (Portland being #1) – the bike shops are slammed. And one scooter dealer sold more in a month than he had in the previous year. It’s cool.

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