Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Mexican oil production still falling, not as fast

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/pemex-oil-output-slips-for-7th-year-2011-12-31



Amtrak in ’71

Via Gregor McDonald’s blog, showing massive loss of inter-urban lines from ’62 to ’71. Gregor calls on Obama to support passenger rail.


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I believe in science
December 31, 2011, 04:58
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Found myself in strong agreement with this blog post from Tom Murphy.



Interesting stops on the road to civil war
December 30, 2011, 14:29
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Another Pipeline Map


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The blue lines are product pipelines. Greens are oil and reds are gas.

From this James Hamilton post on the petroleum product net export situation.



Strait of Hormuz
December 29, 2011, 05:37
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http://www.insideofiran.org/en/news/1753-iran-guards-ready-to-close-strait-of-hormuz.html



Where is Wukan
December 28, 2011, 18:45
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It’s over here. From the NYT, Dec. 25, 2011.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/26/world/asia/in-china-the-wukan-revolt-could-be-a-harbinger.html



47 months
December 27, 2011, 18:05
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Holy mackerel, vehicle miles driven continues to drop. Now 47 months and counting below the previous peak.

Feds’ numbers: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/tvtw/11octtvt/index.cfm


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Extended rally
December 27, 2011, 11:03
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Bike of the Day: Stumpjumper w/ studded snows and rigid fork
December 27, 2011, 10:20
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Remember those studded tires improve the situation but don’t solve the problem of two wheels on ice.

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