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Old 07-28-2006, 06:34 PM   #21
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Any solar-powered bikes yet?* *
Seems like a 450 w motor running for 4 miles roundtrip at an average speed of 12 mph would consume 150 watt-hours of energy.* A 12 watt solar panel might fit on a bike somewhere, right?* That should charge the battery in 12.5 hrs.
eBay is clogged with solar-powered rechargers. Boaters are driving this market but so are RVers.

Your only decision is how much wattage you want and matching connectors to your battery. You don't have to ride around with it-- put it at the office and recharge while you work.
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Re: Is an an electric scooter a realistic option for me?
Old 07-29-2006, 08:14 AM   #22
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Re: Is an an electric scooter a realistic option for me?

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Better to ride your skate board and excercise after work. The fitness complainers here are all ERd - ignore em
After 9/11, I rekindled my habit of commuting by bicycle to work in NYC. I did it for 4 years until I retired. My average commute was between 19 and 25 miles a day. Only cold (below 26 real degrees) and wet weather kept me off the bike. Hot weather didn't bother me except that I was forced to work in an A/C office. Too d*mn cold.
Note: We had a warehouse where I would wash myself off. I would then go to my office and change to my office clothing that I kept there. I must admit, I didn't have to wear suits so I kept 3 shirts and 3 docker style pants in my office. A lot of the office people didn't like me walking through (5 sec) the office with my bike. Heck, a lot of people just didn't like me. I used to think "f*** em". I must the admit the suits didn't much like it either but didn't say anything. Maybe that's another reason why they laid me off (praise the Lord).
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If you had worked for my former employer you would have been praised for a healthy lifestyle and provided appropriate facilities for your bike and arrival change of clothes.* If an employer is providing parking 4 bikes take the space of one car - a significant facilities saving. Add health care savings from fitter employees . . .* . . employer
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I used to think "f*** em".
Have you ever noticed the wonderful versatility of the word f***?* In just the last few days, I've seen it used as a verb (both transitive and intransitive), noun, adjective, and adverb.* This includes the always tricky case of an adverb modifying an adjective.

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Perhaps one of the most interesting and colorful words in the English language today is the word "****". It is the one magical word which, just by its sound, can describe pain, pleasure, love, and hate.

In language, "****" falls into many grammatical categories.

* It can be used as a verb, both transitive (John ****ed Mary) and intransitive (Mary was ****ed by John).
* It can be an action verb (John really gives a ****), a passive verb (Mary really doesn't give a ****), an adverb (Mary is ****ing interested in John), or as a noun (Mary is a terrific ****).
* It can also be used as an adjective (Mary is ****ing beautiful) or an interjection (****! I'm late for my date with Mary).
* It can even be used as a conjunction (Mary is easy, **** she's also stupid).

As you can see, there are very few words with the overall versatility of the word "****". Aside from its sexual connotations, this incredible word can be used to describe many situations...

Greetings "How the **** are ya?"

Fraud "I got ****ed by the car dealer."

Resignation "Oh, **** it!"

Trouble "I guess I'm ****ed now."

Aggression "**** YOU!"

Disgust "**** me."

Confusion "What the ****.......?"

Difficulty "I don't understand this ****ing business!"

Despair "****ed again..."

Pleasure "I ****ing couldn't be happier."

Displeasure "What the **** is going on here?"

Lost "Where the **** are we."

Disbelief "UN****ING BELIEVABLE!"

Retaliation "Up your ****ing ass!"

Denial "I didn't ****ing do it."

Perplexity "I know **** all about it."

Apathy "Who really gives a ****, anyhow?"

Greetings "How the **** are ya?"

Suspicion "Who the **** are you?"

Panic "Let's get the **** out of here."

Directions "**** off."

Disbelief "How the **** did you do that?"

It can be used in an anatomical description- "He's a ****ing asshole."

It can be used to tell time- "It's five ****ing thirty."

It can be used in business- "How did I wind up with this ****ing job?"

It can be maternal- "Mother ****er."

It can be political- "**** Dan Quayle!"

It has also been used by many notable people throughout history...

"What the **** was that?"
- Mayor of Hiroshima

"Where the **** is all this water coming from?"
- Captain of the Titanic

"That's not a real ****ing gun."
- John Lennon

"Who's gonna ****ing find out?"
- Richard Nixon

"Heads are going to ****ing roll."
- Anne Boleyn

"Let the ****ing woman drive."
- Commander of Space Shuttle

"What ****ing map?"
- "Challenger," Mark Thatcher

"Any ****ing idiot could understand that."
- Albert Einstein

"It does so ****ing look like her!"
- Picasso

"How the **** did you work that out?"
- Pythagoras

"You want what on the ****ing ceiling?"
- Michaelangelo

"**** a duck."
- Walt Disney

"Why?- Because its ****ing there!"
- Edmund Hilary

"I don't suppose its gonna ****ing rain?"
- Joan of Arc

"Scattered ****ing showers my ass."
- Noah

"I need this parade like I need a ****ing hole in my head."
- John F. Kennedy
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Re: Is an an electric scooter a realistic option for me?

guess the electric scooter idea is really ****ed!
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