The yeti ate my homework… Sorry for the route delay everyone. Here’s the skinny: I’m replaying the route we did on May 2 because the weather looks iffy again. It’s pretty short, but that might be preferred. There’s going to be a north wind no matter what,…
Team @almanzo minus the Flat City guy taking the pic. #GravelGrinders
Is that ridiculously good weather that I see? Holy wow! Check out the route map heading down with some Cedar action and back up via Pillsbury, Natchez and through Lakeville. Might be battling a little wind on the way back north, but we haven’t headed…
Looking at Wednesday’s forecast, it looks like the curse of the yeti is still on. Maybe we need to hunt down the yeti and teach him a lesson. I think he’s mastered the rain dance or something. So, we can either be badasses on Wednesday or wait it out…
#gravel #dickiescramble @salsacycles @hedcycling
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We’re riding, and we’re hammering. KOM and Sprint point previews on tap. Take a bump of Finlandia to warm up after the battle tomorrow.
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Bicycles Are Bad For The Environment - Tax Bicyclists' Road Use -
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Rep. Ed Orcutt, a state legislator in Washington (guess which party), has had some lengthy exchanges with constituents about his dislike of transportation tax proposals in the state. Clearly, he has a bone or two to pick with cyclists. He went so far as to say:
“You would be giving off more CO2 if you are riding a bike than driving in a car [because of the increased heart rate and respiration]…Since CO2 is deemed to be a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride.”
He did say that he had not “done any analysis” of the difference in CO2 emissions produced from a person riding a bike compared to the emissions produced by driving a car, but the European Cyclists Federation (ECF) has in the extensive report highlighted by BikePortland.org and the Guardian.
I think he forgot where road taxes are actually generated (mostly property tax, sales tax, gas tax, general funds, special assessments, state road aid, state general aid and federal grants) and just WHY road taxes are necessary (use by motor vehicles). Hence, we all pay a substantial amount for motor vehicles to get around whether we drive them or not.
Try to argue that a bicycle of any sort is hard on roads or that adding bike lanes contributes in the slightest to increased road costs, which we all pay for whether we bike or drive.
Maybe we should discourage people from exercising or even walking outside. The CO2 emissions from our lungs are polluting the environment. Stop global warming now. Never leave your house.
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