Prez has asked people to use less gas for now

Categories: Biking, News, Politics
Comments: 2 Comments
Published on: September 1, 2005

President Bush has asked people to conserver on gas since the supply will be tight for now. Well to all my friends out there, here is a suggestion on how you can conserver gas. Don’t use any to get where you need to get. Ride your bike to where you need to go to. It is not that hard to do, I do it all the time, I am one of those people that am “car free” that means I don’t own a car, and I get by with out many problems. First if you have children and need to get them somewhere, I do not suggest this for you, this is for those that don’t have children. Ok how can you get things done with out a car. First if you don’t have children, shopping can be done on the bike, I have a “messenger bag” and I can get 6 days of food (if I just by the raw ingredients and make myself, I can get 2 to 3 weeks of food in it if I only by TV dinners) yes you will have to go shopping more often. Also you can bike to work. The messenger bag I mentioned before can be used to carry stuff to work, I can carry my laptop in my messenger bag. Also a side benefits of this is you will get more exercise so it helps not only the nation out, but it helps you out.

This is the brand of messenger bag I have, I have the large size one (any bike shop should have them. Also you don’t need a great bike, for that matter you don’t need a good bike, you can always look to buy a used bike, I have seen them as low as $25 for a used bike. I how ever would say don’t get a bike at walmart or kmart since they will not last very long under the abuse, eather go to a bike shop, if you want a new one, and spend the money for one, I spent $300 for mine that for most people is less then half a month of gas, or look around for a used bike.)
Picture of my messenger bag
Car free is not that hard, the bigs problem going car free is the fear of going car free, just try it, pick a day to do it, and do it. leave the car at home and bike to work.
Also other options are Public transportation.

2 Comments
  1. Max Rossin says:

    ah, yes, useless and obvious advice. Here’s an idea – enforce regulations on fuel efficiency, which the transportation bill has failed to do. Have a luxury tax on all vehicles that gulp less than 35 miles per gallon. Ah, all BS. You have a good plan there Mike and I hope this makes people get more exercize. We’re not the fattest nation for nothing – nothing to be proud of. Personally, I go shopping once a week. I have to walk around 1.5 miles and I buy 30 pounds of groceries that I carry the 1.5 miles back home. I get all sweaty of course and I go after the sun goes down in the summer, but it’s a great workout. Unfortunately, people bought those gas guzzlers for a reason – er, I guess. I have a co-worker that has a Lexus SUV and she lives around a mile away from work. Now, she travels to New Hampshire every weekend to her real house, but she has no kids, she doesn’t really need an SUV. It’s our way of life, the freedom to buy stuff you don’t need – so I don’t feel sorry for those people paying $3 and $4 per gallon – you brought it on yourself. If you bought a fuel efficient car (assuming you even need one), it wouldn’t hurt so much. Enjoy your Hummers!

  2. A couple of year ago I bought a GREAT mountain bike. I used it 3 times… maybe. But with rapidly rising gas prices and a grim outlook for the immediate future I’ve decided to go back to the bike. I need to get into shape anyway. And the big…

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