You've maybe heard of Buffalo Bikes? They are made in (and used by) developing countries in Africa, primarily. I've read a couple of posts about Buffalo, and saw something tonite about their utility and clean design. What I did not realize is that these babies cost $150/each, last forever, likely "pay for themselves" in increased productivity in short order. I borrowed a couple of images from the Buffalo site, and encourage any velo fan to learn more about the good work done by this non-profit.
This field is decidedly not in Africa, and the Giant Cypress posing amid the stalks ain't the Buffalo admired above. Corn pickers have begun their run through the rows; only sweat I'm breaking comes from the 10-mile ride on a gorgeous near-Fall day here in Minnesota.