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If People would just ride their bikes…

Ok so here I was thinking, if people in the media, you know stars, celebrities and such would just ride their bikes, half of their troubles wouldn’t exist…

Take for example Lindsay Lohan. She wouldn’t need so much booze and drugs because riding a bike gives a rider the same feel of doing crack…right?

Paris Hilton….well if she would have ridden a bike, then she never would have gotten her license suspended…but its good that she’s going to jail.

K Fed and Brit….they should have ridden bikes together. Everyone knows a couple that plays, is a couple that stays….

Jessica Simpson, Everyone knows that riding a bike makes your smarter…

Nick Lachey, bike riding makes you a better singer.

David Hasselhof started off bad to begin with in the 80’s…the dude drove a car that talked! Now you know that will mess up anyone. The only way to cure his ways is to…yup ride a bike!

Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa…well nothing could help this clown. He just sucks.

Swobo Sanchez

Have you guys seen the Swobo Sanchez? It’s a pretty sweet bike. This is one of three bikes they are offering. The Sanchez even has a built in bottle opener on the seat.
Swobo Sanchez

Here’s what Swobo has to say about the Sanchez:
“Take it and make it your own. We envisioned it as a whole, but if you want to chop it, or shave it, or slam it, or French it, or Brazilian it, go ahead.

Quite probably the first time a bicycle is offered with a galvanized finish. Quite possibly one of the tightest rides out there. Quite likely one of the cleanest chassis upon which to stamp your own mojo.

Rear hub can be flipped, if you want to run a single-speed freewheel. Fork is drilled for a front brake, if you so choose.

Swobo saddle, machined alloy handlebar end caps and dual-density grips are custom, as well as the white rims and white handlebars. Custom forged rear-entry dropouts with threaded adjuster screw, for proper wheel alignment.

We designed the 5 frame sizes with a proportional slope to the top tube. The smallest size, 50cm, has more slope than the largest size, 60cm, which is virtually flat.”

Bike To Work Week is on the OC Register

Annual event is meant to get people out of cars and on to bicycles.
By HEATHER IGNATIN
The Orange County Register

Orange County’s Bike to Work Week begins today – a celebration to get people out of cars and on to bicycle seats.

For 7 years, Dave Hertwig, 47, of Diamond Bar has biked to his ride designer job at Disneyland. Frequently, he can make the 46-mile, one hour-plus trip in roughly the same time as driving his Honda Accord.

“I maybe drive my car three times per month. It’s great. I wish more people would do it.”

His advice: Stay defensive and watch drivers’ eyes.

As of 2005, there were more than 900 miles of bike paths, lanes and routes in the county, with an additional 650 miles planned for the future. County buses have bike racks, and bike lockers are available at Metrolink stations in Anaheim, Fullerton, Irvine and Orange.

Bush orders rules meant to curb greenhouse gases

Story Highlights• President Bush orders new regulations to reduce vehicle emissions
• Rules meant to lower greenhouse gas emissions due by 2008, Bush says
• Supreme Court rules that greenhouse gases should be considered pollutants
• Democrats in Congress working on own plan to curb carbon dioxide emissions

In a Rose Garden announcement, Bush said he wanted to move ahead, pending any separate legislative approaches. The new rules will “cut gasoline consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles,” he said.

But the Bush executive order telling several agencies to finish the work by 2008 also said they must take into account the views of the general public, the impact the new rules would have on safety, scientific knowledge, available technology and the cost. Bush’s term ends January 20, 2009.

“This is a complex legal and technical matter and it’s going to take time to fully resolve,” he said.

This isn’t that complex….just ride a bike. Make it easier to get to and from work on bicycle Mr. Bush….

Read the article.