The one thing that most people are agreeing on about this current recession, depression, or downturn is that people are now starting to live within their means once again. Sure there are still going to be rappers and ballers driving Veyrons, and sneakerheads dropping several hundred on limited Air Yeezy’s, but for the most part people are starting to take better care of their money and beginning to save where they can. One trend in NYC picking up steam is the rise of riding bicycles to work, more specifically Dutch Style bikes. This of course is not a trend in a lot of European countries, but American businessmen riding bikes to work is hardly the norm.
The stateside trend in NYC is picking up a black Dutch style bike to save money and of course look good on your commute to work or even just to the market. Of course, this may come as a surprise to most people who think of NYC as hipsters on fixie’s bombarding the streets in their drain-pipe jeans and ironical moustaches. This may still be very much the norm for the mass majority of the NYC bike culture, but that may soon give way to this more subtle and practical commuter bike. Saving money, being green, and looking good doing it, may just be enough to create another bike culture in NYC and other urban areas. This post has created quite a buzz, including posts from ACL, and Ryan at h(y)r, not simply because of the trend but because looking good while accomplishing a task are important to some people.
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