Another case of the media discovering what this forum already knows:
I found this statistic interesting:
"Europeans on average walk 237 miles and cycle 116 miles per year; U.S. residents walk 87 miles and bike 24 miles. Bassett and Pucher calculated that translates into burning off 5 to 9 pounds of fat annually for Europeans compared to only 2 pounds for Americans."
If 10 Wheels hangs up his bike, that 24 mile per year average drops quite a bit.