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Old 05-08-05, 07:53 PM   #1
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Are you a tree hugger?

Who drives a hybrid here? I told someone recently that I've taken up cycling. She said that I wouldn't be a typical cyclist because I do not drive a fuel efficient car and that I'd never bike to work. Is that true about cyclists? What do you drive?
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Old 05-08-05, 07:56 PM   #2
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I can't drive...I keep saying to myself: two more years, two more years.
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Old 05-08-05, 08:12 PM   #3
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I'm definitely not a tree hugger, but it is cheaper to ride a lot of places, and I do consider myself environmentally friendly. The fact that it's better for the environment is a bonus. The idea that Portland could potentially become like LA makes it a bigger bonus.

I drive a used Corolla, because that what I could afford at the time. Personally, I prefer the utility of a pickup. I grew up on a farm and I have a hard time imagining not having a truck handy to haul stuff around (you know, tractors, balers, couple tons of hay, pigs, grain...typical college accessories).

The thing is, if I do buy a pickup for my next vehicle, I will most likely ride to work quite a bit more than if I buy a commuter car.
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We own one car, a Civic, and I bike to work everyday with a few exceptions. That said, when it comes to inter-kingdom lovin', I dig the Creosote Bush.
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Old 05-08-05, 08:28 PM   #5
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We come close to being tree huggers..not quite...loggers need not level the ancient forests of the northwest or the Amazon...Don't believe in some of the menthods of the so called radical tree huggers...but, if loggers took down 300 year old forests in Oregon..We would have to morn..
we would like to think commercial tree farming could come a long way to providing our logging needs and not strip the forest in massive cuttings... and yes, we do believe the massive removal of the forests hurts the ecosphere in terms of green house gasses...
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i don't even need to ride to work everyday. i walk. granted, i work at home.
still, i've only put about 15k miles on my car over the last couple of years, so that's a pretty good deal.
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Old 05-08-05, 09:40 PM   #7
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Believe me, the first chance I have, I'm getting my hands on my weekend drive, 9mpg ferrari. I certainly hope cycling doesn't become associated with a bunch of "radical tree huggers."
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The so called tree huggers...The reality to many of us...Before the middle ages, Europe was as forested as say Ontario...millions of acres just gone. never to come back....Yes, progress...can't have the whole planet forested...Humans rule...But, lets leave something...Green stuff produces oxygen...Most of us need that stuff, just as we need food.. what about 1/3 of the earth's oxygen is produced by coral reefs...and the rest? I think, We have the capability of turning every acre of Earth into the Sahara.
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