Flying off the shelves, or maybe rolling off.....
The LA Times has found religion in articles about alternative commuting. My favorite is the article is about the rise in popularity of bicycling in the car capital of the world Los Angeles. Fred Clements, executive director of the National Bicycle Dealers Association observes about the new bicycle dynamic.
"We're certainly having an uptick in utility use, but we may have a corresponding decline in recreational purchasing," he said. "You can't underestimate the power of a weak economy to make people rein in some of their spending."
Looks like BAT (Bicycles as Transportation) is taking off. I expect there will be an uptick in bicycle interest with the Tour de France going on.