Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Washington County, Vermont, USA
Bikes: 1966 Dawes Double Blue, 1976 Raleigh Gran Sport, 1975 Raleigh Sprite 27, 1980 Univega Viva Sport, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1984 Lotus Classique, 1976 Motobecane Grand Record
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Nice example of recycling pre-consumer scraps. Peruano, you'd enjoy my firewood pile. I burn about 6 cords of wood a year to stay warm here in Vermont. The woodshed is next to the garden, where the local garter snakes like to spend their free time estivating (is that the word for basking in the sun?) When they're ready to shed their skins they crawl around in the split wood to rub the old skin off. I bet I could collect a double handful of shed snake skin from the wood I haul into the house every year. Not sure how much fuel value it has--I've been burning it with the wood rather than using it to line bicycle seats. Maybe I should rethink that.