Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

LA Times on Suncor ooze

What's in black ooze near Colorado river? Benzene and a mystery –

The short article passes over some choice tidbits, the fact that the health dept. knew about this for a month and did nothing until a fisherman wrote about the spill on his blog, that the dudes at the nearby water treatment plant had to wear respirators due to mystery fumes for a week but nobody thought to trace the source, etc.


Vehicle sales on the rise
December 1, 2011, 18:18
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Seasonally Adjusted Sales Rate on the rise, comes in above consensus at 13.6.

Chart from Calculate Risk.

Cherry creek path gets plowed
December 1, 2011, 13:49
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The streets were a mess but the path was plowed. Two big thumbs up.


MPG of a Human
December 1, 2011, 05:16
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MPG of a Human | Do the Math.

Murphy gives about the same figures I came up with for Cyclist’s Manifesto. —-> 1000 mpg for cycling.

Turkmenistan supplies most of China’s natural gas
December 1, 2011, 04:40
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Asia Times Online :: Turkmenistan to boost gas exports to China.

CNOOC in the Gulf
December 1, 2011, 03:24
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“Nexen, CNOOC Team Up in GOM JV,” Rigzone, November 30, 2011.