Award winning folk song writer / singer Tracy Jane Comer grew up poor but happy in a shack near the beach in North Carolina. She sings about the freedom of her bike in the lovely title track of her album Yellow Bike.
And I rode my yellow bike on that beach road
Never thought about where I might go…I just rode
Riding, flying, on that road
Laughing, smiling, all alone
Living poor, but living free
Happy on that yellow bike on that road beside the sea