Take Your Pick

7 Responses to “Take Your Pick”

  • Geoff says:

    Nice contrast, for sure !!

  • mike says:

    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.

    Nice snap…

  • Nanda says:

    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?

  • Alan says:

    @Nanda

    “Where can we get those $0.00 9/10 stickers?”

    http://www.zeropergallon.com

  • Nate Briggs says:

    Alan:

    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.

    Nate (SLC)

  • Alan says:

    @Nate

    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…

    Regards,
    Alan

  • jason says:

    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”.
    jason

 
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