Rosetta Stone

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Bicycling can be a great, affordable alternative to the automobile. In fact, in places like New York City, more people bike than drive. Odds are very good that you know how to ride a bike, no matter who you are. It’s one of the earliest skills we learn as children, and like they say, “you never forget.” If you need to get around and can’t, or don’t want to, drive, bikes are an affordable way to get from place to place. Here are just a few ways you can use a bike to your advantage.
Small towns are great places to ride a bike as an alternative to driving a car. There’s usually not much traffic, for one thing, and pedaling on a bike gives you more time to enjoy the scenery. On the flipside of that, cities are also a great place to ride, as previously states. City residents tend to choose bikes not only as an alternative to cars, but as an alternative to getting stuck in the dense city traffic. In both cases, bikes are a form of freedom that cars cannot provide.
Another situation improved by owning a bike is getting into shape. If you’re going out, don’t drive, don’t even walk, but hop on your bike, instead. Like running, biking will improve your cardio and work your leg muscles. It has the advantage of being much, much faster than running with as much effort. Don’t be fooled by the allure of an exercise bike. Getting out in the world on a bike is better for your mind. It can alleviate depression and boost creativity.
Lastly, bicycles are great when moving, especially out of the country. For one thing, you can take your bike on a plane when leaving the country. However, if you don’t feel like doing that, or you don’t already own a bike, buying a bike at your new home is very affordable. While you’re at it, consider using Rosetta Stone to learn your new home’s language quickly and affordably.