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2006-04-26

Cars: Waste of Time?

This is quite possibly my favorite breakdown EVER of why cars are lame. Sure, driving fast on the racetrack is fun, but bicycles truly are the superior vehicle. Hopefully the things that MCBC (Marin County Bicycle Coalition) is doing to try and get the old tunnels open and create that bicycle/pedestrian corridor from Sonoma to Sausalito will be completed before I die. As they say at Xtracycle, "Lord Grant me the courage to sell my car(s)". And to think I recently bought a diesel vehicle so I could run it on biodiesel that I'll be making myself: as much I think this is better than any hybrid or gasoline car, I know that it's still grossly, rudely inefficient in comparison to my bike. [SIGH]

Kudos to Todd at Cleverchimp once again for this link. His post is here.

BTW: May is National Bike Month and May 18th is the 12th annual SF Bay Area Bike To Work Day. Please please please, if you read this blog, please consider riding your bike to work on May 18th if you've never done it before. You JUST might see what I'm talking about here. Those of you who already do, keep up the good work, and watch out for those Cell-phone-distracted-SUV-drivers.

Final Thought: Why is Bush so oil addicted when he claims to like riding bicycles so much? Someone want to explain this one for me?

1 comment:

~*~Lei-L@~*~ said...

Sure...I'll explain the Bush question...because it means more money in his F$#$@# chimp pocket!! Do chimps have pockets? Hmm...interesting visual.

Anyway, I would LOVE to ride my bike to work...but I prefer to live. I only wish they'd do SOMETHING with HWY 37 that would make it SAFE to ride my bike from Vallejo to Novato...and yes, if it were safe I totally would...it's good excercise ;-)

Unfor...it's not even safe to be a regular driver with those psychos on that HWY....

GET OFF YOUR PHONE, SLOW DOWN, THE EMERGENCY LANE IS NOT - I REPEAT - NOT A SECOND LANE, GRRRRR!!!!!