- Hi All-- The site s been running well in beta, and every section has some content, though not enough yet, so it s time: September 1st is the Official GrandMessage 1 of 2 , Aug 31, 2006View SourceHi All--
The site's been running well in beta, and every section has some
content, though not enough yet, so it's time: September 1st is the
Official Grand Opening of the Bicycle Fixation website!
What do we do?
We present articles on urban and transportational bicycling in the
face of traffic, sprawl, injustice, and a culture of environmental
cluelessness, and essays that we hope will help us all find our way
back to living sanely in the physical world, lovingly in the social
plane, fairly in the economic realm, and passionately in all of them--
in other words, total world and personal revolution, facilitated by
the bicycle, the most efficient machine ever to come from the hands
and minds of our species!
The bicycle brings physical health, social openness, and an end to
pollution and fossil fuel dependence to a degree that no other
technology can approach, and enhances rather than diminishes your
freedom. It's available to almost everyone at almost any age, and
even to the very poor. It strengthens where other technologies
weaken you, it enlarges where other technologies diminish you, it
enlivens where other technologies deaden you. The bicycle is an
extension of your body, and not an enclosure.
So are you tired of waiting for the bright future? Make it happen
now! Join us at http://www.bicyclefixation.com, where we bring you
face to face with the world you want to live in.
We plan also to develop a few select bicycling-oriented products
suitable for real-world bicycling, with a pair of woolen riding
knickers of our own design currently in development. These will be
bicycle-friendly pants with a touch of elegance and a durable,
practical construction--something you can wear into a store or
restaurant without looking like you came from Mars. A cargo bike is
also a possibility, if our resources permit.
In addition, we will present advertisements from companies engaged in
similar products or processes, from enlightened neighborhood bike
shops that understand what transportational cyclists need, to
builders, designers, and marketers presenting truly useful low-impact
products, or high-impact information, that will help us create a
better and ultimately sustainable life. If you are such a one,
please note that as a Grand Opening Special, we have cut our rates in
half for any advertisement placed by December 31st of this year. See
details at http://www.bicyclefixation.com/advertise.html .
- ... I will have these soon. Meanwhile, look up http://www.vtpi.org, the best source on the planet for transport & energy stats. ... Bicycling requires 35Message 2 of 2 , Sep 1, 2006View SourceOn Aug 31, 2006, at 10:57 PM, Jason Meggs wrote:
> Wonderful -- do you have many studies on energy and bicycling? OrI will have these soon. Meanwhile, look up http://www.vtpi.org, the
> bicycling and climate change?
best source on the planet for transport & energy stats.
>Bicycling requires 35 calories per mile. Walking requires 4 times
> Have you heard the idea that bicycles are less fuel efficient than
> electric bikes due to the fuel used to produce food? (I heard this
> rumor and really want to see any studies so I can find all their
that. I very much doubt that electric anythings can beat either one,
especially if you factor in embedded energy in powerplants and
transmission systems, not to mention dams and the attendant damage
they cause the environment.
Also, one has to eat anyway. The extra food used in bikes is
insignificant. In fact (anecdotal evidence here), I find that I eat
LESS when I'm bicycling more, as my metabolism is more efficient.
Throw in a habit of eating organic, or from farmer's markets--I do
both--and that tips the scale even further towards the bicycle.
The power addicts put forth all sorts of specious arguments. One
even said that bicycles are less efficient because their riders tend
to live longer and consume more of other resources! The logical
outcome to that argument would be universal enforced sterilization,
followed by mass suicide.
Well, thanks to fossil fuels, we are on track to the latter....