Chalo wrote: ↑
Mar 08, 2018 1:42 am
My point is that not adequately regulating things that go on the road gets you vile stinking smoggers alongside uninsured, uninspected, unregistered homemade electric motorcycles. We can like one better than the other, but it's the same dereliction of the common interest that makes them both practicable.
"Dereliction of the common interest", what a bunch of BS. Your typical liberal stance on everything that somehow bigger government and more regulation is good couldn't miss the target more. Add your consistent prejudice against any ebike more powerful than the weakest pedelec to an absolute ignorance of regulation and enforcement of laws in this country, and the result is your laughable posts so common in thread where I post.
What do you guys think is safer for others (ie in the common interest)?
1. 400+lbs of Chalo+bicycle powered by animal and produce products made by big industry, while he's riding completely without regulation on streets being a slow moving nuisance to motorists and on multi-use pathways designed for and used primarily by pedestrians.
2. 400+lbs of John+ebike powered almost 100% by renewable sources (water, wind, solar, geothermal) via drastically more efficient and clean electricity), while he's riding 100% on the streets, paying tolls on the highway every day, and not only being courteous and safe, but never once in 10yrs of ebiking have I inconvenienced another motorist. In other words being a good ambassador for electrics, while at the same time demonstrating their distinct advantage and potential to an uneducated public.
---note: Keep in mind that food is such an expensive and inefficient power source for transportation, that despite my vehicles' much higher mechanical power and far shorter transit times, my real cost of operation is far lower. Once you go beyond raw energy costs and include the full impact on the world of the industrial food supply chain, it's quite obvious whose transportation is "in the common interest.".