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June 5, 2008 / April T.

Bike to Work

With gas prices over 4 bucks a gallon (for low grade), I think it’s time to pull out my dusty bike and jump on the bandwagon.  Apparently, high gas prices have been great for bicycle repairmen people, as many more people are starting to bike to work.  Whenever I return from travel outside of the U.S.  I renew my resolution to walk/bike/take public transit as a way of transportation.  But, as of yet, I still drive everywhere, including Target…which is a few blocks away. 

I just need to get a helmet.  How cute are these vintage ones from London based Bobbin Bicycles.

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  1. jeff / Jun 6 2008 2:19 pm

    Hi. Please join the Bicycle to Work! LinkedIn networking group. Members pledge that they will try to ride their bicycle to work or on an errand at least once a week. Although the benefits should be obvious, let me outline them here.

    Right now people in the industrialized world are facing two very grave problems: obesity and a growing scarcity of oil. Compounding this problem is the new food shortage brought about, in part, by the conversion of food cropland to bio-fuel crop production. Most people feel powerless to help, but there is one thing that we can do. Ride our bicycles to work.

    If everyone would agree to ride their bikes to work one day per week we could cut oil consumption by as much as 10-15%. No one would argue that riding a bike burns more calories than driving the car. Although popular politically right now, most bio-fuels consume more energy than they produce. We would be much better to eat those bio-crops then use our own energy to transport us around.

    So spread the word. Make it a movement! Bicycle to work one day a week and do your part to cut back obesity and the overuse of oil and precious cropland.

    Just go to my profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreylstevenson and you can click on the group to be included. While you are there, don’t forget to ask to link to my network of more than 9,000,000 like-minded professionals. I accept all invitations and look forward to meeting you.

    Jeff

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