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bicycle global warming 017This isn't exactly about getting around on a bike, and it's only connected to riding a bike in Italy by a stretch of the imagination.

But there is a lot of urban sprawl, even in Italy (especially in Rome!)  and there were days of biking the Appian way where all I saw was a bunch of run-down homes and industrial stuff along a lonely road through the Italian countryside

That's why this documentary on urban sprawl is relevant. I'm hoping for a future time when enough people are willing to ride their bikes as their primary transportation, there's good public transportation in place, and cities become communities where people want to live, instead of the wasteland that so many of them are now (especially LA!).

So if you're interested in biking as a way of transforming the world, you may want to check this out.

I was doing some research on luxury brands for a client, and I stumbled upon an ad for "Cadillac Luxury bicycles."

I never thought I'd do this, but I have to give a thumbs up to this automobile company for diversifying and manufacturing a truly fuel-efficient vehicle.

I doubt this will have much of an impact on the company or the industry just yet, but it's a start. Someone at Cadillac can see the writing on the wall. They're focusing on high-end buyers, even implying on their website that true roadies are elite--which of course we are 🙂

There are still two overwhelming prejudices that keep most people from riding bikes. One is that you have to be some sort of super-athlete, and the other is that bikers are geeks, and definitely not in a cool way.

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But now your "bike" can be a Cadillac. This is very cool, it's probably creating new jobs somewhere, and it's dispelling these two dead myths.