This is a shameless attempt to save the the most advanced civilization in
history from imminent self destruction by eliminating carbon emission,
dependence on foreign sources of fuel,obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
Cycling accomplishes all those things at once and helps us develop a better
understanding of ourselves, each other and our relationship to the cosmos.

Oh, horse puckey!
I like to ride bikes, have been doing it all my life.
The rest of that crap is just a fringe benefit,
and the blogosphere gives me a chance to share my interior
monologue with virtual rather than imaginary friends.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Another step

While I hear people bemoan the problems of developing infrastructure for cycling in other places, here in the quiet midwest of America we continue to inch forward.
Western Michigan University has installed a free bike repair stand on campus.
It's located at the new Office of Sustainability where hundreds of students ride, board or walk past on a daily basis.
Although it doesn't look like much

 it has just about everything needed to tune up and adjust a bike.
Including an airpump, gauge,
instructions for using the pump,
 an assortment of wrenches and drivers

as well as a simple seatpost support to get the wheels off the ground.
It's a great move forward and the local bike club president is proposing to buy a few to install in other locations around town.  Another good reason to be a cyclist.

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