Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

Mexican oil production still falling, not as fast


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.

click to enlarge

I believe in science
December 31, 2011, 04:58
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

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
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

Another Pipeline Map

click to enlarge

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
Filed under: maps, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

Where is Wukan
December 28, 2011, 18:45
Filed under: maps, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

It’s over here. From the NYT, Dec. 25, 2011.

47 months
December 27, 2011, 18:05
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

Holy mackerel, vehicle miles driven continues to drop. Now 47 months and counting below the previous peak.

Feds’ numbers:

click to enlarge

Extended rally
December 27, 2011, 11:03
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Bike of the Day: Stumpjumper w/ studded snows and rigid fork
December 27, 2011, 10:20
Filed under: Bike of the Day

Remember those studded tires improve the situation but don’t solve the problem of two wheels on ice.


Time spent in vehicles, 2001 vs. 2009

From the 2009 National Household Travel Survey.

Denver Radium Map
December 26, 2011, 05:01
Filed under: maps, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

EPA cleanup sites including the infamous radioactive streets.

click to enlarge

Hoover Dam

Been writing a little bit about flood control, dams and spillways recently.

Enjoy your Christmas everybody.

click to enlarge

Saudis move into solar
December 24, 2011, 00:13
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

Saudi Arabia is paying a heavy price for its continued reliance on oil to generate electricity. Its power plants consume 800,000 barrels a day of oil equivalent, Ziyad Al Shiha, the executive director of Saudi Aramco Power Systems, told reporters in May. With the price of crude above US$100 a barrel on international markets, the opportunity cost is high, making investments in alternative sources of power more attractive.

via Saudis kicking off major move into solar – The National.

North American oil pipelines

Note — does not show product pipelines.

U.S. natural gas pipelines
December 23, 2011, 05:00
Filed under: maps, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

From the EIA.

click to enlarge

Oil price predictions: EIA sees 2012 average slightly higher
December 22, 2011, 23:24
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

It’s that time of year. Let’s get the ball rolling with an official govt. forecast. We’re getting established over 100/barrel here.

Consumption still declining
December 21, 2011, 20:16
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

…in the U.S. Down to 18.5 million barrels per day.


“Total products supplied over the last four-week period have averaged nearly 18.5 million barrels per day, down by 5.8 percent compared to the similar period last year. Over the last four weeks, motor gasoline product supplied has averaged 8.7 million barrels per day, down by 4.7 percent from the same period last year.”

Bike of the Day: Raleigh Record
December 21, 2011, 08:59
Filed under: Bike of the Day | Tags:


The massacre that nobody noticed
December 20, 2011, 05:28
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,