Happy Earth Day

I’ll be encouraging bicycles as transportation at lunch today during an Earth Day event at my job. Interest was fairly high last year; it should be interesting to see what happens this year.


Zero Per Gallon: I saw gas priced at $4.05 for regular in Palo Alto and Menlo Park this morning. While I was stopped at a light this morning a pair of wild women in the Jeep Cherokee next to me started shouting at me. “I LOVE your sticker! Zero dollar gas! WAY TO GO! Woooooo!” I think they might also have been attracted to my Chrome cycling knickers. They come with some wicking padding in the seat so I tried wearing them commando today. It doesn’t work; I need more support than they provide.

Danes ride their bicycles at The Happiest Place on Earth.

The Magic Kingdom: Every other bike blog’s gonna mention it, so I might as well jump on the bandwagon about this news that Denmark is The Happiest Place On Earth, as long as you don’t dress funny, look funny, and talk funny (like the old B’nai B’rith radio spot used to say).

Sea Otter: Rich Kelly was at Sea Otter and he posted several good videos to Interbike Times. I have video of Rich doing unmentionable things with Arleigh’s new handlebar which I’ll try to post in the near future.

The Bike Nazi gets all holier than thou in this Earth Day editorial.

I have a bunch of giveaways (including a turn signal, Sue) coming up so stay tuned. Have a happy Earth Day, all!

16 Comments

  • Michael
    April 22, 2008 - 11:07 am | Permalink

    :-P

  • Michael
    April 22, 2008 - 11:07 am | Permalink

    "They come with some wicking padding in the seat so I tried wearing them commando today. It doesn't work; I need more support than they provide."

    Some things are better left unsaid.

  • Michael
    April 22, 2008 - 6:07 pm | Permalink

    :-P

  • Michael
    April 22, 2008 - 6:07 pm | Permalink

    "They come with some wicking padding in the seat so I tried wearing them commando today. It doesn't work; I need more support than they provide."Some things are better left unsaid.

  • bikesgonewild
    April 22, 2008 - 12:19 pm | Permalink

    …well now, the denmark thing is a huge dichotomy…a country to be greatly admired for it's bicycle consciousness but apparently lacking in certain social concerns…
    …what a shame as the tag "the most racist country in europe" doesn't quite match up well w/ "the happiest place on earth"…

  • bikesgonewild
    April 22, 2008 - 7:19 pm | Permalink

    …well now, the denmark thing is a huge dichotomy…a country to be greatly admired for it's bicycle consciousness but apparently lacking in certain social concerns……what a shame as the tag "the most racist country in europe" doesn't quite match up well w/ "the happiest place on earth"…

  • gwadzilla
    April 22, 2008 - 3:11 pm | Permalink

    nice photos from sea otter!

    now I am thinking I should have gone

    well actually…

    now i am thinking I could have gone

    never thought that the wedding party and the race could have mixed

    but I could have done it

    a later flight and a bike
    that is all it would have taken
    a later flight and a bike

  • gwadzilla
    April 22, 2008 - 10:11 pm | Permalink

    nice photos from sea otter!now I am thinking I should have gonewell actually…now i am thinking I could have gonenever thought that the wedding party and the race could have mixedbut I could have done ita later flight and a bikethat is all it would have takena later flight and a bike

  • Illinoisfrank
    April 22, 2008 - 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Commando? Maybe those girls were admiring your top tube?

  • Illinoisfrank
    April 22, 2008 - 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Commando? Maybe those girls were admiring your top tube?

  • Yokota Fritz
    April 22, 2008 - 4:10 pm | Permalink

    Sorry Michael. The Chromes seem like they might be designed sort of like bike shorts with a thin chamois-like pad in the seat area of the pants. Unfortunately, they don't work that well for me.

    Gwadzilla, ah well. People before things, IMO.

  • Yokota Fritz
    April 22, 2008 - 11:10 pm | Permalink

    Sorry Michael. The Chromes seem like they might be designed sort of like bike shorts with a thin chamois-like pad in the seat area of the pants. Unfortunately, they don't work that well for me.Gwadzilla, ah well. People before things, IMO.

  • Alison Chaiken
    April 22, 2008 - 4:21 pm | Permalink

    $145 for cycling knickers with inadequate chamois! No wonder you felt reasonable in recommending those cute but expensive new women's cycling shorts.

  • Alison Chaiken
    April 22, 2008 - 11:21 pm | Permalink

    $145 for cycling knickers with inadequate chamois! No wonder you felt reasonable in recommending those cute but expensive new women's cycling shorts.

  • Teague
    April 23, 2008 - 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I've got one of those Zero Per Gallon stickers on my bike, too. I always wonder: why is it 9/10 instead of 0/10?

  • Teague
    April 24, 2008 - 12:36 am | Permalink

    I've got one of those Zero Per Gallon stickers on my bike, too. I always wonder: why is it 9/10 instead of 0/10?

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