Pedal power beats rising prices at gas pump

“When gas prices soared above $2 a gallon last May and some of his co-workers started to complain and formulate end-of-the-world scenarios, Mike Cox barely noticed.

The senior project manager for the state’s Department of Environmental Quality has been riding his Trek to work for three years.

Three to five days a week, the 50-year-old Cox pedals 11 miles to and from his Okemos home, on a 21-gear bike with mahogany fenders and a headlamp. ”

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