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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

When he was a kid he trudged miles through snow

You know how congested the traffic is on Tigertail and Main when parents are dropping off and collecting their kids at Ransom and Carrollton private schools. SUV’s are lined up for several blocks with usually one parent and 1-2 kids.

Talk about “Mixed Messages”.

Schools teach kids that our planet has limited resources, we have to conserve water, reduce pollution, recycle, reduce fossil fuel consumption and find alternative sources of sustainable energy.

But the kids are delivered by gasoline guzzling SUV’s.

It would be environmentally better if the parents car-pooled the kids, had them walk, ride a bike, had the school provide a bus, trolley or even a stretch limo.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Food for thought... many of these parents sitting in their fancy gas-guzzling suv's are no doubt also many of the same people riding their overpriced bicycles in their fancy spandex outfits hogging up the roads & complaining about the cars sharing the roads more with them because alas, "we're trying to be more environmental!".

These parents that probably live an easy bike or even walk distance away definitely need to be keeping those vehicles in the garage during dropoff/pickup times.

November 25, 2014 7:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Evidently, you have aboslutely ZERO clue about what bike riding is about. Have you Ever gotten taken a speed/road bike for a spin? Of course not. You probably couldn't handle it.

2/ Most cyclist do wear affordable sports attire for specific, useful reasons: find out what they are. get on a bike, and get in shape. My guess is you're not.

3/ Not just about the environment, many reasons to ride bikes, ask the Chinese, Dutch or humanity in general for centuries why they do, and why it's more popular worldwide by the minute.

November 25, 2014 7:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think someone's spandex just got wayyyyy too bunchy!

November 25, 2014 11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saving fuel, time and using resources more intelligently is a question of efficiency, which means running errands at the best optimum level rather than compete against one another mindlessly. Unfortunately in modern culture it is accepted to have the biggest, fastest, most expensive and least economic solution to daily needs and problems only for the sake of making the numbers look better at the end of the quarter. Inefficiency will make us uncompetitive.

November 25, 2014 1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! That or his seat fell off his bike and the post went up his...

November 25, 2014 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bikers don't respect the cars. They hog the roads, run the stop signs and the red light. The other day there was an accident where a biker tried to pass a car on the right of the car. Regarding the SUV women, did you notice that the skinnier they are, the bigger the SUV and they are always on the phone.

November 25, 2014 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ouch! Spandex wedgie. That hurts!!

November 25, 2014 4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen. to the original post, and my pity to the nitwits who cannot focus on a subject, or are just so full of themselves as to make everything an opportunity to climb on their own soapbox... So pathetic and sad.

November 25, 2014 5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In reality 7-billion human nature dominates, as do their energy consuming vehicle, including bicycles which consume the calories of the peddlers, fewer humans will produce less heat. Until then expect more heat!
Jobie Steppe

November 25, 2014 8:48 PM  

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