Two Wheels To Freedom: Intro

In recent years we have seen gas prices rise and fall at the whim of…well, I’m not exactly sure.  Regardless, prices will inevitably continue to rise as resources dwindle and extraction becomes more difficult.  This has driven automakers and researchers to frantically look for an alternative to fossil fuel vehicles.  Unfortunately, these new technologies are very resource-intensive at the moment, leaving most people unable to afford a Prius or other hybrid/electric/whatever.

Follow the stencil man

Follow the stencil man

Most of us learned how to ride a bike when we were kids, but once we hit sweet sixteen we were dying to get behind the wheel and we’ve been there ever since.  Many people are hesitant to separate themselves from their vehicles, and for good reason.  Combustion-engine vehicles allow us to zip around here and there with great ease, and for some these vehicles are necessary.  It would be unreasonable to expect a family with multiple children to ride around town to soccer practice, grocery shopping, etc.  However, many of us have the luxury of being able to ride, instead of drive.  This is not to say that you have to stop driving all-together, but rather try occasionally riding your bike, you’d be surprised how rewarding it can be.

This section of the site will continue to grow to include a step-by-step process for making an inexpensive, safe, and fun transition to biking.  Look for these topics in the near future:

  • Road, Touring, Single Speed, Urban Assault: Choosing Your Bike
  • Whose Streets? Our Streets! Bike Safety
  • Bike Maintenance 101

If you would like to see any other subjects covered, please comment below or contact me: ashton@greentickle.org