Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

Suncor spill ignored for a month until fisherman writes about it on blog
November 30, 2011, 05:03
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Update for pipeline haters: This is apparently a ruptured underground pipeline, and a PR disaster.

Sludge in the N. Platte at Sand Creek confluence ignored. State Health Dept. records tell the story.

Denver Post, Nov. 30, 2011

Expanding shale production overseas a challenge

“Oil majors face tall order expanding shale production overseas,” by Isabel Ordonez, Rigzone, November 29, 2011


Bike of the day
November 29, 2011, 20:49
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Tall Nishiki, about 30 yrs old. Ready for action on the mean streets.

Correction: This is a Competition model… put the wrong page of the catalog up there.


Bike-ped crashes in perspective
November 28, 2011, 04:21
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Tom Vanderbilt

Predicted future production from the Bakken shale
November 28, 2011, 02:17
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“A Second Look at Oil Production in the Bakken,” by Heading Out, The Oil Drum, Nov. 27, 2011

The black line on the bottom represents oil price.

Not surprisingly, the predictions are coming back to earth already.

Gas PR floods Albany
November 26, 2011, 23:34
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Map of road fatalities 2001-2009
November 26, 2011, 00:44
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A very cool and probably a useful tool, although the database (FARS), based on police reports, is incomplete. Shows pedestrian, vehicle occupant, cyclist or motorcyclist, w/ age.

Energy Return on Investment Threshold
November 25, 2011, 22:43
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…appears to be about 8.

David Murphy, The Energy Return on Investment Threshold. The Oil Drum, Nov. 25, 2011.

Happy Fracsgiving
November 25, 2011, 03:47
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Colorado frac disclosure trumped by ‘trade secrets.’

Some math on the feasibility of solar cars
November 24, 2011, 04:16
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by Tom Murphy

A Solar-Powered Car? | Do the Math.

..or as the British say, the “maths.”

Here’s the short version: Just get a bike.

46 months
November 23, 2011, 12:57
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fhwa numbers for September


Chart from Calculated Risk.

OWS librarians will ask Bloomberg why he killed the books
November 23, 2011, 04:35
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James Hamilton on WTI, Brent and American pipelines
November 22, 2011, 21:26
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Econbrowser: Implications of the recent rise in oil prices.

The discrepancy between Brent and WTI resulted from the increase in supply in N. America, from shale oil and Canadian tar sands.

Decision or depletion
November 22, 2011, 06:26
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…or just using more of their own production? Just blowing hot air?

James galbraith calls for a return to the rule of law…
November 21, 2011, 16:53
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…at the end of this interview, makes host uncomfortable.

Bloomberg Surveillance with Tom Keene, Nov. 21, 2011

(May have to click through Bloomberg Surveillance to find the Nov. 21 interviews.)

beneath kurdistan
November 21, 2011, 05:36
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Nevada seeks input on bike plan
November 21, 2011, 03:47
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Nevada transportation officials developing master plan for accommodating bicyclists on roads | The Republic.

Just a quick reminder
November 20, 2011, 21:57
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First sentence of the abstract of an article by Gagnon, Hall, Brinker, 1999. Raises spectre of badly declining EROI.


Just a quick reminder … if your barrels require more and more energy to produce, you will need more and more barrels to maintain the same level of net energy.

Saudi production down, rig count up
November 20, 2011, 15:55
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That’s not an encouraging sign for the “all is well” team. We might expect some lag-time, however. Look at the graph. From 2005-7 the rig count shoots up as production falls. Then production shoots up while the rig count plateaus.

Graph from Stuart Staniford’s blog.

Litigation is a lousy substitute for looking both ways
November 19, 2011, 21:48
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Excerpt from NY Post, Nov. 18, 2011.

Yet another pedestrian wakes up from a coma and sues everybody. Litigation is a necessary tool, and it is sabotaged a little bit for everybody who might really need it each time an errant pedestrian walks in front of a bicyclist, gets knocked into a coma, then sues everybody.

Bicyclists, watch for pedestrians, as they have a very hard time watching for you.