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Lucas Avelleda

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Ride a bike

Less cars, more bikes on the streets.
It's faster than you think.
It's not expensive and it's also good for your health.

"Why ride a bicycle?
- It's cheaper
- It reduces pollution and energy use
- You'll get exercise on your way to your destination"
(http://bicycleuniverse.info/transpo/whycycle.html)

If you can ride a bike instead of driving, do it. Learn how to ride a bicycle on the streets, in Brazil there's a program called Anjo da Bike. It teaches you how everything you need to know to ride a bike safetly on the streets. http://bikeanjo.wordpress.com/dicas/

Also, you can see, feel, smell and hear things that you wouldn't be able inside your car.

Experiences, projects, ideas, questions, suggestions!

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    May 22 2011: also its very effective way to reduce crowded ....
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    May 25 2011: i love my bike! and my car a lot less, and not becuase its red.
  • May 25 2011: Bikes are awesome. Just look at the chase scene near the end of E.T. I watch it and I feel like I could bike 100 miles :)
  • May 25 2011: I go every day in a week riding a bike to work!
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    May 23 2011: I was once tootling along on my bike and an old lady passed me on her bike and exclaimed, "I've never passed anyone before!"

    Suggestion for anyone who's butt gets sore on a bike seat. I found one that has two movable cushy seats, one for each side. So, if that's an excuse you have used - no more!
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    May 22 2011: I'd like to ride a bike on the streets everyday, but it'll increase the chances I'm gonna die sooner.So, I will stick to public transportation. I mean, it's still better than driving, right?!
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    May 22 2011: Oh you crazy health advocate you!