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chas58 03-05-13 11:49 AM

Why track cycling is bad for the environment
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This one is worth a laugh. Well, that is one way to get a velodrome picture into national news.
A proposed bicycle tax in Washington is a good idea, claimed Washington state Republican Ed Orcutt, because the two-wheeled vehicles wind up emitting more carbon dioxide than cars due to riders' "increased heart rate and respiration." You end up "giving off more CO2 if you are riding a bike than driving in a car," Orcutt said. "You can't just say that there's no pollution as a result of riding a bicycle." Orcutt, who conceded he had not "done any analysis" on his claim, later backed down, calling his statement "over the top."

TrackMonkey7 03-05-13 07:06 PM

I've heard that the most recent editions of dictionaries will have this guy's statement as the definition for 'grabbing at straws'.

Lew. 03-06-13 02:46 PM

/Facepalm. I have no words. None.

fietsbob 03-18-13 11:33 AM

Washington needs a Bangor and Ft Lewis property Tax . thats where the money is, Dept of War does not pay.

YoucancallmeAL 04-24-13 03:51 PM

Its mind blowing that someone would have the gall to even attempt that argument. I find it hard to believe that this guy ACTUALLY believed that. this has to be some sort of joke,

chas58 04-30-13 12:39 PM

It takes all kinds.

I got a laugh that the editor put a picture of a three man team pursuit team at a velodrome with the article. Definitely lots of CO2 coming from all of those heavy sprints at the 'dome.

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