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Old 07-06-22, 01:06 PM
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All Our fault - But you Can Help

Urban Cycling Institute

"Bicycle is the slow death of the planet."
A banker made the economists think this when he said:
“A cyclist is a disaster for the country’s economy: he doesn’t buy cars and doesn’t borrow money to buy. He don't pay insurance policies. Don't buy fuel, don't pay to have the car serviced, and no repairs needed. He doesn't use paid parking. Doesn't cause any major accidents. No need for multi-lane highways.
He is not getting obese.
Healthy people are not necessary or useful to the economy. They are not buying the medicine. They dont go to hospitals or doctors.
They add nothing to the country's GDP.
"On the contrary, each new McDonald’s store creates at least 30 jobs—actually 10 cardiologists, 10 dentists, 10 dietitians and nutritionists—obviously as well as the people who work in the store itself."
Choose wisely: a bike or a McDonald's? It's something to think about.
~ Emeric Sillo
PS: walking is even worse. Pedestrians don't even buy a bicycle!
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Old 07-06-22, 02:11 PM
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Hmm. Posted in C&V.

No newly built bikes.

Parts are either low-margin commodity items or depleting inventory.

You may be onto something.
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Old 07-06-22, 03:42 PM
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I saw this on FB this morning. Good stuff.
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Old 07-06-22, 04:35 PM
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Some interesting observations but I think the original writer is confused about actual cyclists. Not all cyclists are commuters.
I bike 10,000 miles a year and I own two vehicles, have insurance, buy fuel, oil etc. I am a cyclist and do not commute to work.
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Old 07-06-22, 06:06 PM
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Dunno if it helps, but I just had a donut.
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Old 07-06-22, 06:20 PM
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"Bicycle is the slow death of the planet." Maybe. The automobile is the far faster way to get there. Climate change, paving the earth's surface with asphalt and concrete. Associated pollution affecting trees (the O2 machines) etc. (I won't include what that pollution and car accidents are doing to us because every time the auto takes one of use, it gives the Earth just a tiny bit more breathing room.)
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Old 07-06-22, 06:31 PM
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Women ride bikes, too.
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Women ride bikes, too.
Bicycles made it both more affordable and safer for women to travel solo. Bicycles diversified the gene pool.

https://amp.theguardian.com/environm...ntury-cyclists
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Old 07-06-22, 11:08 PM
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WOW ! !

Am I the only one that ...

It's a just a joke, folks.
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Old 07-06-22, 11:19 PM
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Women Riders

Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Women ride bikes, too.


Guess Who Rides!



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All joking aside, my wife and I had just bought a condo by the harbor , owned two cars, both of us worked full time jobs when we decide to make a life change. It was sometime in the mid seventies. By 1976 we had rented out the condo , put the cars on blocks and locked them in the garage, bought a large enough sailboat to live on , and bought a couple of bikes for transportation. We both kept our jobs but commuted on our bikes . At that time in California , insurance rates were rising rapidly so it made sense to us to just get non operation status on the cars and not drive them. We had been sailing quite a bit and wanted a larger boat so that’s what we did. I think it was at least two years that we just pedaled and sailed when we weren’t working. We stayed on the boat for twelve years or so but eventually got a VW camper van for transportation and weekend getaways when the weather was too bad to sail out to the islands.
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Originally Posted by philpeugeot View Post
Dunno if it helps, but I just had a donut.
I'll top that. On my ride yesterday I ordered a croissant and an iced coffee (it was warm out). Take that, economy!
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I think the person that made the comment was doing it to provoke thought. Not as a statement of fact. If you look at any developing country, the bicycle plays a critical roll in the prosperity of the country. People commute to work on bicycle and spend money earned from the jobs that they have.
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Women ride bikes, too.
That's what you got out of that? Sheesh
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Old 07-07-22, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
That's what you got out of that? Sheesh
Yeah, because gender equality is only a minor issue...
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Now I'm gonna feel guilty if I ride past a McDonald s without stopping. If it make the guy feel any better, I have 3 V-8"s and a camper with a V-10.
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