Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 3/4/13

Lawmaker Wants to Tax Bicycle Pollution
Comedy Central – 3/4/13
If I am not mistaken, a cyclist has an increased heart rate and respiration. That means that the act of riding a bike results in greater emissions of carbon dioxide from the rider. Since CO2 is deemed to be a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride.

Romania becomes major EU bicycle exporter, but Bulgaria could be winning the race
Romania Insider – 3/4/13
Bicycles may not be the first thing most people associate with Romania, but in recent years local manufacturers have been exporting to the EU in a big way. Neighboring Bulgaria has also seen growing bicycle exports to the rest of Europe, however, while Bulgaria changed up a gear in 2012, Romania sat back and freewheeled in the EU Balkan bicycle export race, according to industry news service, Bike Europe.

Bicycle registration, licensing not feasible
The New Indian Express – 3/4/13
Following the Dilsukhnagar blasts, for which bicycles were used to carry explosives, organisations promoting bicycle-riding are pressing for mandatory registration of bicycles and issuance of licence to riders as a measure to control use of bicycles by terror elements. But authorities say there is no provision under the relevant laws to register a bicycle.

Where bicycle helps reap a harvest
The Hindu – 3/3/13
He realised that though the activity appeared tedious, the grocer would have been saved the cost of cartage, and he thought, “Why should I not modify the bicycle for the purpose of farm operations?” Bhise set to work on this idea, and after a lot of trial and error, he came out with an implement — fashioned out of the front axle, wheel and handlebar of a standard bicycle — that could be used by marginal farmers to execute functions carried out by bullocks or tractors.


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