Category: New Brunswick

The bicycle index of neighborhood affluence

I ride around on a 2006 Trek Discovery Channel edition. I love it. Its aluminum frame and carbon fork make it light and fast. My bike is easily one of the nicer bikes in town. Today it is worth around $300.

My Trek bike -- indicator of neighborhood affluence?
My Trek bike — indicator of neighborhood affluence?

Cross over the Raritan River bridge into neighboring , and you are in a different world. During today’s morning ride through I saw an , a (Cervélo), a Klein, and a Specialized. Some of these are $10,000 bikes.

Judging a neighborhood’s affluence by the cars people drive is so 20th century. Nowadays all you have to do is look at the bikes people ride.

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