22 October 2008

Uncertain Times

An article in today's New York Times says that there are a few things worth splurging on in a down economy, and specifically mentions a bicycle as a wise investment for all the reasons readers of this blog are familiar with - dayrides with friends, commuting by bike to save money, doing both to become healthier. In any economy I agree with the author's advice for spending:
"...it’s about investing money tactically in our relationships with one another, building bonds that last beyond ones to any particular employer or a house that we may no longer be able to afford."
Experiences 'in the bank' are riches that one can never lose.


Anonymous said...

These very same ideas are covered repeatedly in a new little bike publication I picked up last weekend called "Boneshaker: A Bicycle Almanac." Ever heard of it? It's debut issue even features your Massachusetts fellow from A.N.T. Bikes.

Here's a link, if you're interested:

Ride safely and buy zero gas!

Link Fairy said...

Not to be confused with the Veteran-Cycle Club publication of the same name.

2whls3spds said...

Already doing MY part ;-) LOL

We saw this coming several years ago and started buying durable goods, rather than investing in the latest and greatest scheme. We are living free and clear on our acreage. I have plenty of bikes ;-) and everything we need to live frugally and comfortably. Chickens, fruit trees, a wonderful garden, friends, family and neighbors. What more could anyone want?