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Old 11-16-10, 02:45 PM   #1
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TV stars go carfree

The stars of "Castle" are going carfree for a week in alliance with the Sierra Club.

http://www.ecorazzi.com/2010/11/16/c...or-seven-days/

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While ABC’S hit series “CASTLE” is one of my favorite television series for its clever murder mysteries and hysterical writing — its stars are also quickly earning some green cred in my book for their recent headlines.

Back in August, Nathan Fillion and co-star Jon Huertas put electric carmaker start-up Arcimoto on the map after an enthusiastic test drive of their Pulse three-wheeled electric car. Fillion, who stars as Richard Castle on the show, said that him and Huerta were looking for a green way to get to the studio set each morning. After he stumbled upon the Pulse, he was sold. “I found it! I found my spaceship! It’s real and I’m getting it!,” he tweeted to his more than 650,000 Twitter followers.

Fast forward a couple months, and the other two main leads on the show, Stana Katic and Seamus Dever, have hooked up with the Sierra Club to document their experiences going carless for seven days over the course of a month in Los Angeles. Produced by Katic, who plays Detective Kate Beckett on the show, the “Alternative Travel Project” features a series of videos showing the stars getting around LA via bike, bus, and subway.

“When you’re not caught in the bubble of your car, the city blooms,” Katic told the NY Times.

In partnership with the project, the Sierra Club is also sponsoring a no-car pledge effort. “Help reduce our dependence on oil,” the site reads. “Join Stana, Seamus, and the Sierra Club — pledge to give up your car for a day and join the movement of people around the country who are trying a car-free experiment!”
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http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/...er=rss&emc=rss
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Car free for 7 days over the course of a month?????
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Old 11-16-10, 03:18 PM   #3
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Car free for 7 days over the course of a month?????

If every single car driver in LA did this, it would be a very dramatic change!
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I have a feeling this just means not going anywhere for seven out of 30 days. I don't think thats the message we want to send. I think we want to show people they can be mobile and car-free!
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At least the guy has a relitively nice entry level Fuji Roubaix. I could ride that for a week.
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I have a feeling this just means not going anywhere for seven out of 30 days. I don't think thats the message we want to send. I think we want to show people they can be mobile and car-free!
A staycation? Sounds pretty good to me.
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It's seven days. Not much, but it's a start. And because these are celebrities, there will be more exposure than if it was someone who wasn't famous. Getting the word out about going car-free or car-light can't hurt.
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Old 11-17-10, 02:39 AM   #8
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I Love Stana Katic

Stana Katic is hot. I first saw her in one of the TNT Librarian Movies "The Curse of the Judas Chalice".

It would be great if they got a celebrity female to say she's been loosing five pounds a month while riding her bicycle to work.
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Or can you imagine them arriving for the Academy Awards riding a bike and wearing a nice jersey.
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I have a feeling this just means not going anywhere for seven out of 30 days. I don't think thats the message we want to send. I think we want to show people they can be mobile and car-free!

Oh for Pete!

'Tis not, they're planning a series of videos of their adventures...
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what kind of bike helmet does she have? (the red one in the second clip)
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Cool helmet! Not sure who makes it but I bet many people are asking after viewing this!
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Or can you imagine them arriving for the Academy Awards riding a bike and wearing a nice jersey.
that would be effective publicity, but...then everyone would want to ride carbon bikes and shave their legs. maybe if they rode a normal bike to the Academy Awards, normal people would want to ride normal bikes to normal events.
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I don't know, normal people wear cycling specific clothes I think. Just like normal delivery drivers wear jump suits with their name on the pocket or repairmen wear uniform shirts.
I think more people would notice a move star in a kit and it would get more comments and interviews if they hit the red carpet in a full kit don’t you?
I might not always wear a jersey to go places like shopping on my MTB but I never even get on the bike without a Helmet and bike shoes and most often padded shorts.
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Carson Daly and Conan O'Brien are both avid cyclists. They're roadies, though. Don't know how much they'd be involved in the Car Free movement.
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Yeah... They are car free on camera... Off camera they go right into their SUV.... Celebrities do not mean a god damn thing to moi.
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Or can you imagine them arriving for the Academy Awards riding a bike and wearing a nice jersey.
Why not riding a bike to the Academy Awards wearing their formal wear? Far more effective I think to show that you don't need special clothing to ride a bike.
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Why not riding a bike to the Academy Awards wearing their formal wear? Far more effective I think to show that you don't need special clothing to ride a bike.
The men might get away with it but I don't think those dresses and gowns the women wear are bike friendly.
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The men might get away with it but I don't think those dresses and gowns the women wear are bike friendly.
It probalby wouldn't work well on the kinds of bikes you ride, but on a more practical bike, women certainly can ride in long skirts and gowns or even high heels.

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It probalby wouldn't work well on the kinds of bikes you ride, but on a more practical bike, women certainly can ride in long skirts and gowns or even high heels.

I was attempting to be polite. Have you seen the people on the Red Carpet at the Academy Awards or Grammy’s? Can you picture a Dress as tight and as expensive as that on a Bicycle? But that would indeed bring more attention to the awards and a lot more cameras.

http://oscar.go.com/red-carpet/82nd-...rpet/4294/4450
http://fashiondesigners.instyle.com/...ults.html?No=0
http://fashiondesigners.instyle.com/...ults.html?No=0
http://fashiondesigners.instyle.com/...ults.html?No=1

I know you were only indicating it was possible even if not likely. However the picture you posted looked a bit like a bike I might ride. Even if that dress the bride was wearing may have cost more than two of my bikes.
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Yeah... They are car free on camera... Off camera they go right into their SUV.... Celebrities do not mean a god damn thing to moi.
Ditto.
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7 days.....I can take a crap that long....LOL!
Gee,lets give up our cars for a WHOLE day,WOW!!!! Way to go Sierra Club!

Boy,I don't know,I'm not sure I could survive an ordeal like that......sound almost life threatening!

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7 days.....I can take a crap that long....LOL!
Gee,lets give up our cars for a WHOLE day,WOW!!!! Way to go Sierra Club!

Boy,I don't know,I'm not sure I could survive an ordeal like that......sound almost life threatening!
I can remember times when I was heavily car-dependant and one day without would have been a hardship. Often, that first step is the hardest--and it isn't any easier when those who have already finished the journey are mocking you!
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TV is to radio what cars are to bicycles.
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That's good, because my prediction is that there will be no TV in 10-20 years.
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