New Yorker Takes photo of me, Just by asking!
To the Italian on that Fabulous Carbon PINERELLO!
Thanks for the ride!
A new report, has after analysing the data, come up with a figure for the public health benefit offered by cycling. The study, Cycling: Getting Australia Moving, funded by the Australian government and prepared by Melbourne University and the Cycling Promotion Fund concluded that thanks to the increased health of cyclists, public health services are spared an estimated $227.2m AUD annually.
They also noted that per 100,000 participants, an individual is seven times more likely to be hospitalised playing football than riding a bicycle. And observed that “the more cyclists there are, the safer it becomes. In fact, if cycling doubles, the risk per kilometre falls by 34%.” The report’s authors were pleased to find that between 2001 and 2006 bicycle journeys to work had risen 22% in Australian capital cities, with Melbourne being the standout, recording over a 42% increase.
Hi Schmitty,Yes, some interesting and fun stuff on your blog.
Great to meet you..
I have a photo already so I can post as soon as I hear from you.
Hope you liked the blog.
I am a computer programmer.
Whats your occupation?
When did you become a Bicycle commuter?
Where are you going when I see you out there everyday?
(my neighbors always thought I was just going bike riding,
How far do you ride?
Why ride instead of using our comfy mass transit system?
I learned from my SCUBA instructor Di that "As long as you have air, everything else is merely an inconvenience." The way I see it. As long as I have the proper clothing on I can ride through any weather except maybe the extremely slippery conditions of ice or snow.
Why are you so determined to ride in extreme conditions?
Do you see the same people everyday also?There are a number of people I see a lot. You among them. It's why I stopped and introduced myself when I saw you waiting for the light. It's difficult to make many connections that go beyond a smile or a wave because most of the recognizable regulars are always going in the opposite direction. The ones I see on the bitterest of cold days or rainy days stand out because there's like No One else out there.
Is there anything you'd like to add?I've been on and off the bike all my life. As a kid I practically lived on my bike. When I got a license to drive I stopped riding for some years. When I started working as a programmer and sitting in front of a screen all day I put on weight and began having back problems. That's when I got back into it big time, doing century rides and training with local racers. [The Triangle Ride] In 1991 I literally lived on a bike for 4 months.