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Bicycle coalition

Dear Editor:
I would hope that the upcoming Downey Bicycle Coalition ride set for Jan. 26 will have the good graces to observe all traffic regulations and signals – unlike some of the “swarms” we see in other communities. (“How About a Nice Bike Ride?”, 1/17/13)
Also, to Lars Clutterham, bicycles are not exactly “fossil-fuel free”: most tires are made of synthetic rubber which is derived from petro-chemicals, plus as they wear they put rubber-dust into the air; then there is the lubricant for the chain and bearings; and last but not least, the petro-chems that are used to make the paint.
Modernity is just “heck”!
Drew Kelley
Downey

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Published: January 24, 2013 – Volume 11 – Issue 41



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