Bill Nye rides a bicycle

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Monday, April 13, 2009
By Yokota Fritz

I just learned that Bill Nye (aka "The Science Guy") hosts the show "Stuff Happens" on something called the the Planet Green Channel. Nye apparently talked about that study from a couple of years ago claiming that cycling might do more harm to the environment than driving does.

I couldn't find the episode online, but Rogers provides some details at his blog. In the meantime, I dug up this old episode of The Science Guy in which Nye rides a bicycle to illustrate distances between the planets.

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Great excuse for him to ride during work!
But why did he set up the planets on the wrong side of the road?
Cool video! Thanks for sharing. I knew that Bill Nye was a cyclist, because I enjoy watching "Living with Ed," a show about Ed Begley, Jr. and his neighbors (one of whom is Mr. Nye) and their attempts to live a responsible lifestyle. Ed Begley is also an avid cyclist. His cycling seems to be more utilitarian than recreational, from what I've seen on the show.
...bill "breaking away" nye...& here i thought he was just "the science guy"...

...this vid helps to point out carl sagan's favorite line..." so vast"...

...& ya, regarding that "longevity" theory...while the healthy activity of cycling may increase one's lifespan, subsequently offering the potential of increasing one's utilization of natural resources, i would in general surmise that "most" real cyclist's become aware of their place & footprint on this planet...
...hopefully most of us will somehow act & contribute rather than just consume...
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