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#1 Hemisfears

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 05:58 PM




Did you know that over half of Alameda's greenhouse gases come from motor vehicles? 

The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) issued a Baseline Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report for the City of Alameda in January 2007, which indicated 53% of Alameda's emissions come from transportation sources. The good news is bicycling has ZERO emissions! About 40% of trips in the US are within 2 miles of home. Bicycling can be a practical mode of transportation for these and even longer trips in and around bike friendly Alameda, with our flat terrain, bike lanes, and 25 mph zones. Every gallon of gas you save by biking, keeps 19.4 lbs of CO2 out of our air US EPA website. That's a lot! So dust off the bike and get going!

If you are relatively new to biking, see Getting Started for helpful tips and free resources. For over 40 reasons to bike, visit this site from the International Bicycle Fund. This site also includes a very cool explanation on how efficient bicycling is compared to other modes of transportation.

For more ideas on how you can reduce your carbon footprint, see the Global Warming Checklist and Resources for Alamedans file below, created by BikeAlameda Board Member Joyce Mercado. Print it duplexed, post on your refrigerator, and check off items as you complete projects and change habits. Our special community has a wealth of resources included in this checklist to help you make a difference!


http://www.bikewalka.../zero-emissions

 

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#2 nickslikk2112

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 10:45 PM

Well, it does so it does.

Unless of course my arse lets out too much methane...


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#3 Moving Target

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 09:48 PM

Well, it does so it does.

Unless of course my arse lets out too much methane...

 

Four times as bad a greenhouse gas as CO2, I've read.



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 12:57 AM

I just wish there were more bicycles lanes, and that my flipping chain would stop falling off.  


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#5 Three Eyes

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 03:42 PM

Four times as bad a greenhouse gas as CO2, I've read.

 

And that's just Nick after pub food.


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#6 nickslikk2112

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 09:35 PM

I had a curry last night - Beef Massaman - and went out for a 47 mile bike ride today. I left a methane trail all round North East Derbyshire :)

Thankfully for most of the ride the wind was against me, so I wasn't gassed.


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 09:37 PM

I had a curry last night - Beef Massaman - and went out for a 47 mile bike ride today. I left a methane trail all round North East Derbyshire :)
Thankfully for most of the ride the wind was against me, so I wasn't gassed.


47 miles? Respect.

#8 nickslikk2112

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 10:00 PM

47 miles? Respect.

Quite a short ride for a Saturday for me. I aim for 75 miles - never do it, but that's the aim...

 

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#9 Moving Target

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 10:29 PM

Since moving to Cornwall I have never topped 25.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 01:03 AM

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#11 nickslikk2112

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 10:11 PM

I got to 29.8 miles today then a car pulled out in front of me, BANG! Potential broken collar bone and distinct lack of skin on left hand side.


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#12 Three Eyes

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 10:20 PM

^^^ Holy Toledo!! Glad you're still with us! Get well soon, bud.


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 10:34 PM

thanks!

 

The main thing is, the bike's OK


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:17 PM

Holy road rash batman! Take care

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:16 AM


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#16 Always the Winner

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:54 AM

thanks!

The main thing is, the bike's OK


Is the car you assaulted with your bike ok?

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#17 The Macallan

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 12:08 PM

Get well Nick

 

Gotta watch out for those cars in Englandland...those fuckers don't drive on the right side of the road!


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