Tuesday Tips, Rehash…

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Tuesday Tips, Just Another Great Post from Little House

Tuesday Tips, Just Another Great Post from Little House. I'm so humble.

This is a blast from the past Tuesday Tip. While I’m still struggling to keep up these past two weeks with a new and busier schedule, I’ve found myself floundering for Tuesday Tip ideas. Have no fear, though. I’m sure I’ll begin concocting some soon! Until then, share my passion for the love of my bike….

This week’s Tuesday Tip is bicycling as an inexpensive mode of transport. Have I mentioned that I love my green, Raleigh Comfort bike? Probably, right?

Tip # 3: Bicycle your way to the grocery store, save money and lose inches!

Why Cycling is Frugal

  • When gas prices were hovering around $5.00 per gallon here in sunny Los Angeles, I bought myself a bicycle. My trips to Starbucks, the grocery store, and even the bank were all under 2 miles. I saved money on filling up my Honda with gas less often -and smiled to myself as I rode past the gas stations. (I love my Honda, but it’s not very fuel efficient :( ).
  • Pedaling my way around town, I realized I didn’t have to spend the extra time working out. I was never a gym-goer, I like being outside more often than not. However, I saved time in the evenings by getting in my exercise while completing an errand. Save time, save money – bike!
  • Fit people cost our health care system less money. Cycling not only strengthens your legs, but your heart as well. And, heart disease is the number one killer among humans.
  • You don’t have to pay for parking. Biking to school saves me over $300 on parking permits. Whoo-hoo!

Cycling is Good for the Environment

  • When you pedal, there’s no petroleum based byproduct to worry about. You are conserving petroleum, reducing your emissions, and getting fit all at the same time.
  • If you worry about the amount of energy that went into making your bike, you can always purchase a used one. That’s one of the great things about bicycles, their simple, but effective, design. A good tune-up and some new tires on a used bike and you’re ready to go.
Dont believe me? Check out this cool image.

Don't believe me? Check out this cool image. Image from BikeNow.org

Do you ride your bike? Does your city make it easy for you to do so? Do you ride offensively or defensively? How many of you ride weekly?


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  1. Money Reasons

    Hehe, whenever I come here, I always think of that Queens song Bicycle Race.

    I work too far to ride my bike to work, but I use to ride it to college!
    .-= Money Reasons´s last blog ..Raising Savvy Business Kids =-.

    • Little House

      @Money Reasons – Is that the “I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike….” song? I know that one! I’m lucky that right now I work very close to my home. But sometimes I’m a little lazy and have to force myself to do it.

  2. Ken @Spruce Up Your Finances

    I don’t have a bike but I live close to work that I prefer walking instead. I walk whenever it’s not too hot or if it’s not raining.
    .-= Ken @Spruce Up Your Finances´s last blog ..To Do List When Starting Your Home-Based Business =-.

    • Little House

      @Ken – Walking is also great. I’m close enough to walk to work, but since biking takes less time (and I’m usually pressed for time lately!) I bike. ;)

      @Jennifer Barry – That’s a good point; men’s bikes are different than women’s. When I purchased my bike a few years ago, I had never owned a woman’s bike, only a man’s. But the lower bar in the front makes getting on and off the bike really easy. I don’t know why I ever rode a man’s bike all those years ago to begin with. Finding a good fit is important!

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