Posted 6.17.08 in Fun & Games | Bookmark or Share
Nice contrast, for sure !!
I can’t remember the last time I filled up the family car… Fuel isn’t quite that high here in VT (maybe I should check) – but the state government is anticipating a tough fall and winter for fuel oil, road crews, farmers, and commuters.
I like how the saddle is a bit higher then the handlebars, a subltle touch :)
Where can we get those $0.00 9/10 stickers?
“Where can we get those $0.00 9/10 stickers?”
I’m a little conflicted about the stickers – although I like the concept.
I usually ride in sports team insignia wear, so I have a better chance of bonding with all these guys in pickup trucks along my route. When they see that I am a card-carrying St Louis Cardinals fan they tend to lighten up a little bit.
I’m not sure that there is what you would call a “gas price backlash” out on the street, but I am normally very reluctant to put anything on the bicycle that might be interpreted as mocking the current fuel situation.
I know that the stickers SHOULD just be seen as a form of advertising. But I’m not sure everyone would see them in that more positive light.
Of course, I’m just commenting on my very narrow geographical situation.
My point is to show that there are alternatives and most people – other than those with certain disabilities or those living in rural areas – have a choice about how to respond to the current situation; keep paying The Man, or get outside the box and do something different. I know a lot of people feel stuck, but the fact is, many of us that live in or near cities have alternatives that we’re not taking full advantage of; cycling being one of them, public transit another.
As always, just trying to get people thinking and spur on some discussion…
this week I had someone who I have ridden by almost daily for three years ask if I just started riding to save gas. It was totaly below his radar for all that time untill his world started to get shaken up. he drives a range rover, wants to get a hybrid for “around town”. This town is, while hilly, about two miles across. his response to trying a bike himself? a wave of the hand and a “you’ll never get me on one of them things”.