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kabanosipyvo mikelevy's article
Nov 16, 2017 at 18:43
Nov 16, 2017
2018 Racing Rumors - What's True and What Isn't
So my bros and I are at a bar when this ratchet comes over and orders a round of Stan's...someone is going to be airtight tonight!
kabanosipyvo paulaston's article
Nov 11, 2017 at 8:05
Nov 11, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care About Sustainability?
Here is what we are doing, though it is hardly enough: Two kids only. Driving a 14 year old car. I would love to have something faster, or newer, but... We live a 15-minute bike ride from my job, along a rail-to-trail paved path. I ride to work whenever I can, which isn't often enough. We pay more to live there; real estate is significantly cheaper another 20 minutes away by car. We have our trash, recycling, and compost picked up by www.pedalpeople.coop. We pay more for this than what the local trash hauling company charges. We are building a house (this is a bad thing--but there were few other options). All of the lumber is cut locally--we are lucky to have a relatively sustainable forestry industry here. Everything else comes from somewhere else. This kills us. We argued with our contractor over how many trees needed to be cut. We are avoiding petroleum products wherever we can, but they are a must in some places. We will be blowing shredded newspapers into the walls for insulation, but this still isn't perfect. If there is enough money, we can use sheep's wool instead, but that is $$$$$$$$$. Our house will be all-electric, with one exception. With all electric appliances, we can generate most, if not all, of our power with solar photovoltaics. A LOT of petroleum still goes into making and transporting everything we will need. It's far from perfect. The one exception is heat. Electric heat doesn't cut it in New England, unless you have a trust fund to pay the power bill. So to stay as close to carbon neutral as possible, we are going with wood pellets to heat. Not the pellet stove you have to constantly feed which you are thinking of, but a high-tech, self-feeding totally automated pellet boiler with 4 tons of pellet storage. The pellets get delivered by a truck in bulk, once or twice a year. Even after a 40% Massachusetts state rebate the system will still cost us well over twice what a natural gas boiler would be. If we have enough solar power left over, we will buy a used Leaf and charge that with the excess. But we will still need a gasser for road trips. And that Leaf will have a lot of embodied energy and petroleum in it. Far from perfect. The kids go to a school less than a mile away. We still haul them to and fro in a car most of the time. We have a cargo bike to haul them in good weather, but it doesn't get used nearly enough. One cool thing about living in western Massachusetts is that you can eat 100% local with some effort. But just like everyone else, we like eating grapes in December, so it is hard to stick with eating local. We eat red meat only a couple of times per month. Mostly it's poultry and seafood. Since we aren't on the coast, the seafood all comes from somewhere else. We are doing more than most, but regardless of our efforts, our kids and grandkids will be f^cked. One can only do so much.
kabanosipyvo paulaston's article
Nov 11, 2017 at 7:17
Nov 11, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care About Sustainability?
@BlindMan77: ...or Mormons in the USA, or "good" Catholic families who use "natural family planning" rather than a birth control method with a proven track record, or other good christians who gladly accept however many children God brings them, or good Hasidic Jewish families, or...or...or...or.....
kabanosipyvo vernonfelton's article
Nov 9, 2017 at 11:20
Nov 9, 2017
7mesh Revelation Jacket V2 - Review
How about more reviews of mid-range gear and bikes in general. Whether bikes or whatever, most of what we see here is top-end stuff. And the deal-of-the-month articles don't count.
kabanosipyvo AJBarlas's article
Nov 7, 2017 at 16:24
Nov 7, 2017
Mondraker Dune - Review
@sngltrkmnd: Amen brother!
kabanosipyvo AJBarlas's article
Nov 6, 2017 at 17:08
Nov 6, 2017
Mondraker Dune - Review
A PB pole would probably be located in a basement bar in Whistler and have Micayla Gatto (sp?), Robbie Bourdon, or Cedric Gracia dancing on it. I do think a poll on how much we spend would be great though!
kabanosipyvo paulaston's article
Nov 4, 2017 at 19:11
Nov 4, 2017
October 2017 - Good Month or Bad Month?
У дощі не можна кататися на двох колесах?
kabanosipyvo paulaston's article
Nov 1, 2017 at 17:12
Nov 1, 2017
October 2017 - Good Month or Bad Month?
@onemind123: Cougars in Whistler are nothing new...
kabanosipyvo pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 27, 2017 at 17:25
Oct 27, 2017
Watch the Winning Run: Red Bull Rampage 2017 - Video
New rule: if you win three times you become a judge and can no longer compete at Rampage. Getting kind of tired seeing the same guys winning every year.
kabanosipyvo mikekazimer's article
Oct 24, 2017 at 13:50
Oct 24, 2017
Race Face Next R Carbon Wheels - Review
Another set of $1000+ wheels. Oh joy.
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