HOT BLAST: In Europe, two wheels beats four
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A popular little social media meme among cyclists shows a car near a caption reading, "This one runs on money and makes you fat." Next to a bicycle is a caption reading, "This one runs on fat and saves you money." (See illustration at left.)

Europeans are apparently taking that message to heart. NPR reports:

Bicycle sales outpaced new-car sales last year in every one of those [European] countries, except Belgium and Luxembourg

What's more:

Last month, [U.S.] car sales jumped to pre-recession levels. But U.S. automakers face another problem: Millennials aren't interested in buying cars. Bike sales, on the other hand, are solid.
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