Monday, August 25, 2008

Democrats on Bikes

Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention, Denver Colorado.

According to Rocky Mountain News, 1348 people rented "Freewheelin" bikes in Denver today. (Sounds pretty user friendly - no cash required. You use your credit card, and get use of the bike, plus helmet and calorie/mile counter.) They report that the bikes were rented by "locals, delegates, and media."

1348 bikes rented... those bikes traveled 1559.21 miles. If my calculator is working, the average distance traveled, per bike, is... 1.157 miles.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha..... GASP..... Bwaaaaaaaaa-haaaahaahahahahahahaha!

(Sorry, I couldn't help myself!)


Clancy said...

They must of changed their tune.

Bikeboy said...

Well, NO WONDER the average miles traveled was so low! If you make it 2 blocks from where you picked up the bike, the jack-booted government thugs are standing there with pepper spray to turn you around!

Anonymous said...

Is that 2 miles from their private Gulfstream G5 to the convention, or 2 miles from the hotel with a fleet of trailing Secret Service Suburbans?

Michael Carpenter said...

Not directly related, but have you seen this Wall Street Journal article?

Apparently, San Francisco can't add bike lanes because it causes pollution.

Anonymous said...

You can be sure that the bloated elephants in St. Paul won't be bothered to get out of their freakin hummers at all. (Only in the interest of equal time)