I'll take "Three birds with one stone" for a c-note, Alex.
The question is:
What activity can be performed to achieve the following?
1. Get in some more bike mileage for Lake Placid
2. Save money on absurdly high gas prices
3. Help the environment
"What is ride a bike to work a few times a week?"
"Correct for a c-note, and love of training!"
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