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Lance Armstrong versus Dukes of Hazzard BMX or BMW Road peace as opposed to road rage Simply put cycling and driving I have always wondered what prompts people to choose one over the other Is it the portability of the two-wheel drive or the superiority of the four-wheel Or do you go for the affordability of the bike or perhaps the luxury of the automobile Whatever it may be just by examining these two means of transportation one could come up with an uncountable number of differences between the two Of course when comparing the bike and the car one must pinpoint the major differences between the two such as the initial purchase price the cost associated with maintenance and fuel and finally the health issues When compared to the bike the car doesnt even come close when it comes to the initial purchase price An average four-cylinder car goes for approximately 15000-20000 dollars whereas an average bike costs around 800 dollars and that is with the accessories included The most expensive bike that could be possibly bought is still cheaper than the cheapest new car in any showroom Buying a bike saves you a lot of money Another cost analysis comes into question when correlating the maintenance costs involved Research compiled by the CAA shows that for an average commute of thirty miles a driver needs to liberate 300 dollars a month This figure includes insurance depreciation gas oil and tires Monthly maintenance for a bicycle on the other hand amounts to 30 dollars and includes tires chains air pump as well as oil Looking at the yearly maintenance cost whereas the price tag for an automobile is 3600 dollars 300 dollars is all thats needed to keep your two- wheeler in check Finally the health issue Concerning ones own health riding a bike burns 700 calories in a 45 minute commute compared to 75 calories being burned sitting
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