[B' Spokes: Even though Maryland's percentage of traffic fatalities that are pike/ped have been in the nations top ten worst for decades (mostly pedestrian.) And it seems the best we can coax out of the Maryland Highway Safety Office is a series of victim blaming "safety" ads that never ever mentions that it is the duty for cars to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks but seems more to convey the message to be "safe" drive a car and that way you can be part of the "acceptable" 1.5 traffic deaths per day. - We need enforcement, we need this: ]
Like most people I live a hectic life and who has the time for much exercise? Thanks to xtracycle now I do. By using my bike for daily activities I can get things done and get an hour plus work out in 15 minutes extra of my time, not a bad deal and beats taking the extra time going to the gym. In case you are still having trouble being motivated; the National Center of Disease Control says that inactivity is the #2 killer in the United States just behind smoking. ( http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/bb_nutrition/ ) Get out there and start living life! I can carry home a full shopping cart of groceries, car pool two kids or just get lost in the great outdoors camping for a week. Well I got go, another outing this weekend.