Here in Portland, Maine there are plenty of people still using derailleurs, but very few people wear helmets. The only consistently helmeted group are the road bikers/spandex pod people; when a man wearing skintight pants is behaving more sensibly than you perhaps it’s time for some self-reflection.
— selfnoise on “What’s up with all the fixies?”
Contributions from Oil & Gas industry to Bush 2000 campaign: $1,889,206
Contributions from Oil & Gas industry to Bush 2004 campaign: $2,596,725
Price of a barrel of crude oil at the beginning of 2001: about $23
Price of a barrel of crude oil at the end of April, 2008: nearly $120
$1 trillion profits to OPEC nations predicted for 2008
A short update to last month’s post: I barely squeaked into first place in the monthly cycling challenge with just 266 miles ridden, and I’ve lost another three pounds. Not too bad for taking a week off being sick and having some pretty horrible weather.
I did end up buying a new bike and I’m hoping to start putting down 100 miles a week and continue the weight loss as the weather finally starts getting warmer and dryer in April. In terms of total weight loss, I’m down about 10lbs since I started in mid-January and I’ve got another 25 to go, which I’m hoping to hit by the end of summer.