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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Here's another reason to take up cycling: Peak Oil!

Peak oil, now there's a scary thought. Have you considered how you will deal with fuel shortages, etc.? Cutting back on your driving is a good start!

Ride your bike on errands instead of driving that 2 miles. Consider commuting to work by bike. You get health benefits and save money at the same time!

2 comments:

Fritz said...

In reality, the oil you don't use only makes it available for somebody else to burn. I think there are compelling moral reasons to reduce personal consumption of resources, but the one half of one percent of Americans who ride a bike regularly have zero net impact on oil use. Which is a bummer to think about *sigh*

I'm glad you're spreading the word about this important concept. I hope we can be persuaded to do something before it's all too late.

Tom Stormcrowe and Crazylady said...

Yeah, I don't really expect to make a huge impact, but what I do manage is a contribution, though. The thing is The thing is, just using the bike for errands will make a meaningful contribution if enough people do it. More butts on saddles= less gas burned. I know someone else will just burn it, but at least MY options are more open than someone who does no biking! The other thing is, the fuel I don't burn may well be a portion of the amount that helps keep the cost down for emergency vehicles like ambulances, etc.

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