Nov 7, 2007

Halloween has come and gone. Now go ride your bike!

Ryder's obsession with trains carried over into Halloween. He went Happy Halloweening as a train conductor and Alex went as a pirate. Destry was Mickey Mouse. They all got lots of candy.

Speaking of Candy...

The average person loses 13 lbs. their first year of commuting by bike.

Just three hours of bicycling per week can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%.

A 140-pound cyclist burns 508 calories while pedaling 14 miles in an hour.

The U.S. could save 462 million gallons of gasoline a year by increasing cycling from 1% to 1.5% of all trips.

Each U.S. rush-hour auto commuter spends and average of 50 hours a year stuck in traffic.

In 2003, cars stalled in traffic wasted 5 million gallons of fuel.

In 1964, 50% of kids rode to school and the obesity rate was 12%... in 2004, 3% rode to school and the obesity rate was 45%.

Between 1960 and today the average weight of a 6-11 year old has increased 11 pounds.

60% of the pollution created by automobile emissions happens in the first few minutes of operation, before pollution control devices can work effectively.

25% of all trips are made within a mile of the home, 40% of all trips are within two miles of the home, and 50% of the working population commutes five miles or less to work.

I'm just the messenger. All of this is from 1world2wheels.org


5 comments:

JOY said...

Pfff. i thought you just had to lift weights 2 days a week for 30 minutes to fight obesity...this changes everything.

Christie said...

wow i was thinking "I just read that same info!" and it was the hardcopy version of that 1world2wheels. It's a cool little flyer...

i need to start following the 2 mile rule.... and ride the bike to WORK

Anonymous said...

A lecture on the benefits of cycling as it relates to obesity from Someone who fails to compost his own fecies !

Greenzo

Blum said...

So you are trying to tell me I should ride a bike instead of my black smoke belching diesel truck? What do you know, you don't compost your own feces. LOL, classic. Hey Greenzo, want a ride in my 4 MPG / 70 MPH boat?

Anonymous said...

Blum,

Is that Yucipa Hybrid running K & N Filters

Greenzo