Re: Gasoline surge leads to pedal power
- From: vanbussche@xxxxxx
- Date: 7 Oct 2005 08:19:17 -0700
> Jerry Okamura wrote:
> > Yeh, and if gasoline prices drop, which it will most likely do,
> > those bicycles will be "parked" somewhere, never to be used
> > again, until the next "crisis.
> And then it gets more interesting. Those bikes most being
> sold are the SUV type that have SUV type tires as well as
> excess weight - like Schwinns did in the 1970s. Such SUV
> bikes end up in storage quickly due to being excessively heavy
> AND due to the noise (energy) the bicyclist wastes turning
> those noisy (energy wasting) 'SUV mentality' tires.
Looks like gasoline prices will drop in the near future.
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Gasoline demand in the United States,
already lower because of soaring prices and tight supplies after
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, is likely to drop further in the weeks
ahead, Energy Information Administration chief Guy Caruso said
The referenced article about bicycle seats mentions that young
policemen who patrol on bicycles may be vulnerable to impotence. I
suppose that Hawaii would be such a place, but are you aware of any
related studies there?
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