Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Chrysler has been Rolling Coal on America
May 27, 2017, 01:01
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A company that failed a few times and exists today only because of taxpayer billions, now owned by Fiat and making most of its products in Mexico, further expresses its gratitude by filling American air with as much poison as it possibly can.

In 2015 and 2016, the company sold more than 50,000 diesel Ram 1500 pickups a year in the United States, making it by far the largest-selling diesel-powered light vehicle in the country.

Each one of them equipped with emissions-cheating software.

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Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash
March 25, 2017, 14:15
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Self-driving car tech not yet living up to all the collision-avoidance hype.

Source: Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash | Reuters

Mentioned Uber’s move to AZ here.



Hey Denver People Are Your Lungs Burning?
March 19, 2017, 10:32
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At least two major blasts of SO2 into Denver’s air by the Suncor refinery within the past 6 months, caused by power outages at the plant. Two that were disclosed that exceeded local and federal standards. SO2 hurts lungs and it ruins plants and trees.

Sulfur Dioxide Basics | Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Pollution | US EPA

[…]

What are the health effects of SO2?

Short-term exposures to SO2 can harm the human respiratory system and make breathing difficult. Children, the elderly, and those who suffer from asthma are particularly sensitive to effects of SO2.SO2 emissions that lead to high concentrations of SO2 in the air generally also lead to the formation of other sulfur oxides (SOx). SOx can react with other compounds in the atmosphere to form small particles. These particles contribute to particulate matter (PM) pollution: particles may penetrate deeply into sensitive parts of the lungs and cause additional health problems.

Source: Sulfur Dioxide Basics | Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Pollution | US EPA



Don’t Flip Off Dale Jr.
March 10, 2017, 13:57
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NASCAR and bicycling are closely linked, in history and physics. And bicycling is a perfect antidote to sitting in a car all day.

Hey Dale, you don’t have to wear any spandex. None whatsoever.

Source: Dale Jr. enjoys new hobby, but not the spandex or getting flipped off | NASCAR Talk



Idaho Stop Stopped in Colorado
February 7, 2017, 23:44
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That was quick.

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/07/colorado-cyclists-stop-signs-bill-dies/

 

 



H.R. 861 – To Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency

Introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz, Florida.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/861



Colorado State Senator Andy Kerr Proposes “Idaho Stop” Law, Local Bike Guy Freaks Out

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/26/senate-bill-bicyclists-stop-signs/

Idaho Stop is something I’ve been promoting for many years—in Denver, a place where most riders already practice the technique, it makes even more sense than it does in Idaho—but to say my pleas fell on deaf ears is a bit of an understatement. The advocacy orgs like Bicycle Colorado and BikeDenver were big on the law-and-order stuff.

To hear the local advocacy groups now getting behind Kerr’s bill is extremely heartening. Extremely surprising and somewhat weird. But I’ll take it.

Idaho Stop. There is no fact-based opposition to it. It is proven to work, with decades of data. It makes life better for bicyclists, and so makes life better for all. But that doesn’t mean this will become law. Most people are still idiots about bikes, and even a substantial portion of cyclists are reflexively opposed to the idea, although that portion is clearly getting smaller and smaller all the time. If you’re still in that portion, get on out of it and into the other one.

ALL HAIL ANDY KERR! ALL HAIL ANDY KERR! VIVA LA KERR! AN-DY! AN-DY! AN-DY!