Save a Dime, Get Home on Time: Ride a Ranger
Amidst the recent barrage of generally crappy bike-related news, here’s some inspiring fare: early 20th century catalogue copy from the Chicago-based Mead Bicycle Company, which reminds that the pleasures and benefits derived from human-powered transport are as varied as they are timeless. Here’s a taste:
If you work in a city, ride to work and home again on a bicycle! Don’t stay indoors so much of the time — keep outside more and you’ll be happier and your brain will be clearer. You can think better. Worries, the "blues," etc., will vanish. You must be healthy to be happy. A bicycle will give you a store of health, and enable you to face life’s battles with strength, courage, confidence, and enthusiasm.