May 19, 2008

Here comes EZ, EZ Rider...

The neighbors aren't laughing now...

Once gasoline hit $3.95 a gallon here in Dayton, Ohio and my P.T. Cruiser started sitting in the driveway it was my turn to laugh. The oil bastards are getting nothing from me and I'm not polluting the atmosphere with the remains of burnt fossil fuels.

Yes, I do use it to go everywhere. Only in America is the bicycle considered a toy. In every other country in the world the bicycle is considered a legitimate transportation vehicle. The Vietnamese drove the British out of their country using bicycles to move a Howitzer Cannon across their country and up a mountainside. The British awoke one morning to their compound being shelled and promptly beat feet for home. (True story, look it up in the Library of Congress)

And as an extra bonus, I'm beginning to lose a few pounds too...

In your faces, you corporate oil bastards. I'm also doing a lot more shopping at second time around stores. Screw you too, Walmart corporate swine.


Blogger Doc said...

HE LIVES !!!!!!

May 19, 2008 12:02 PM  
Blogger The Mountain Cat said...

Wow I can hear that Steppenwolf song already. Badass!

May 19, 2008 12:04 PM  
Blogger Zen Wizard said...

Um...I'm "not laughing," but...could I get you to consider a Honda Insight?

I would be "not laughing" a lot harder if you drove a Honda Insight.

May 19, 2008 12:36 PM  
Blogger DirkStar said...

Uh, Zen, I'd rather die riding an American made bike than drive a foreign car.

Semper Fi, ride a twenty-one speed recumbent bike or die!

Put the sneaker to the pedal and crank it!

May 19, 2008 1:17 PM  
Blogger Merelyme said...

oooh i love it! that is so great...i was wondering what you were alluding to in your comment. i am so happy to see you back!

May 19, 2008 1:34 PM  
Blogger Micky-T said...

Cool! I wish, I really wish from deep down, that I could use a bike to make a living!
For the amount of *short runs* I take without needing a truck [small Ranger]it would take 5 years or more to save on the gas to pay for a bike.
I hate the bastards too! Money hungry suckers of the common mans toil! They sit back and say, "Hey, I have a right to be rich, this is America, I can suck the poor dry if I want to."

May 19, 2008 4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And THIS picture is WHY I haven't deleted your link from my page.

I am SO happy you pumped out a post Dirk.

I need a bike... Shit, we just bought a used van lol. (made in Canada lol)

May 19, 2008 6:21 PM  
Blogger Zen Wizard said...

So you are one of those, "I'd Rather Have a Sister in a Whorehouse than a Brother on a Honda"-guys?

I can respect that.

All other factors equal, I would rather drive a car made in Michigan.

Because the citizens were nice enough to give me a sheepskin, among other things.

Those freakin' Insights though--I mean dude they get like 50 MPG--I realize you never get what it says on the sticker, but even if they are fudgin' like 10 mpg....I mean, dayy-um...

May 19, 2008 7:02 PM  
Blogger Smalltown RN said...

that is way cool...I got to get me one of those...

May 20, 2008 3:23 AM  
Blogger Zen Wizard said...

I'll bet you pick up a lot of chicks with that...

...and by chicks, I literally mean, "dead birds on the side of the road."

Which, I guess, you put in that handy carrying box in the back.

Seriously, dude, that bike practically SCREAMS, "I take a metal detector to the beach."

May 20, 2008 1:26 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

Sweet ride!!! That's what we all need to be riding. You've got some nice bike trails to go out and ride around and have fun on around you too!

Last year they started talking about widening some roads here in town. A couple of people brought up the idea of sidewalks for people to walk or ride bikes. A bunch of rednecks showed up at the planning commission's meetings and basically said that anyone who supports sidewalks is a left-wing, communist supporting eco-terrorist. So they dropped the idea.

May 20, 2008 7:42 PM  
Blogger DirkStar said...

Zen - Dude, what do you think I carry in the bag? The other day I found fifty cents in silver dimes and bought a soda for the ride home.

May 21, 2008 7:51 AM  
Blogger Zen Wizard said...

But if I see you walking on the beach with a metal detector as oblivious to the passing Bootie-saurus as THIS GUY, I will have to seek some sort of court injunction.

May 21, 2008 2:02 PM  
Blogger cher said...

yea! you're back! and doing great by the looks of things!
can you put a child carrier on it? but on the front so he actually does all the work?

May 21, 2008 2:03 PM  
Blogger Arcturus said...

Does this mean you're back blogging? I thought you had given up on it based on your previous entry. (I even emailed you, though I'm not sure if you got it.) Anyway, I'm glad to hear you are OK. I know I don't really know you, but that last blog entry sort of worried me a bit.

Exercise is good.

By the way, I've moved most of my blogging activities to my Regulus blog, as opposed to my Arcturus one. It is linked from Arcturus in the current entry there.

May 21, 2008 2:04 PM  
Blogger Asara Dragoness said...

I need to ride my bike more. I really do. But with no less than two ginormous hills between my house and my job, I just don't have the willpower to hop on my bike and ride to work. That and the extra sleep I get knowing that I'm a 10-minute car ride away from where I need to be.

If I got a scooter though.. hmmmmm.

May 21, 2008 2:06 PM  
Blogger barefoot gardener said...

I am so glad you're back!!!!

*doing happy, happy dance*

Cool bike, too. I need to get one with a seat like that, cuz my big ole fanny just doesn't like the regular bike seats....even the bigger, cushier ones.....I really need a lounge chair with pedals, man. ;)

May 21, 2008 3:31 PM  
Blogger TutleyMutley said...

Ah you couldn't stay away!
Way to go, dude!

I've noticed the traffic wardens round here are all on bicycles now.

May 22, 2008 7:41 AM  
Blogger Craig D said...

I'm guessing you "photoshopped" the picture to remove the training wheels.

Ride, Dirkstar, ride!

May 22, 2008 9:46 AM  
Blogger Kati said...

YEAH!!! Glad to see ya back, Dirk!!

And, DUDE! That is an AWESOME recumbent bike! Do ya have much of a carrying system on the back, yet??? My hubby went and got me a new bike (to replace my 15 year old huffy) not too long ago, but hasn't yet got me a cushy seat for my fat @$$ or the carrying rack I want on the back. Oh, and I need a chain & lock, too. *grin*

Best of luck with the biking too & fro, and losing some of that weight!

May 25, 2008 7:20 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Love the Bike!

You are straight macking the human fuel mobile.

Just great!

In light and love


July 13, 2008 1:41 PM  

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