Motor Kit Methadone for Internal Combustion Junkies | Commute by Bike

Bicycle advocacy begins to look like a political division and it shouldn’t. Recently How to Talk About Cycling to a Conservative made the point that bicycling saves energy, promotes health, is cheaper than motoring. But that still doesn’t satisfiy those who just find cyclists annoying.–Corrie

 

For them, when it comes to foreign oil, the sentiment is more “drill, baby, drill” than “pedal, baby, pedal.”

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I think the backlash [from conservatives] has to do with a sense that the increasing tide of “urban cycling” may be saying something unkind about their own way of life — a way of life that includes a warm coziness with the device known as the internal combustion engine.

via Motor Kit Methadone for Internal Combustion Junkies | Commute by Bike.

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