Originally Posted by ShaggyDaddy
The amount of electricity used to charge and operate an electric bike is probably lower impact (or at least comperable) to the environment than the production and transport of the amount of food it takes to do the same amount of work as a person.
Just saying, an electric bike is very very efficient.
Just curious, is that off the top of your head, or do you have any data?
Originally Posted by FillingMyQuiver
But how do you know that those people don't have bad knees and may not otherwise be able to ride a bike?? Do you know if they've been out riding all day and by the time you saw them they were at the point of exhaustion?? You don't know and you won't know unless you asked. And this is what I refered to before, your comments are dripping with judgment without knowing the full story. You're making blanket statements based on blanket stereotypes which may or may NOT be true. And they're carrying over to the mamas here on MDC, whether you mean for them to or not.
Nothing wrong with a little generalization, and of course
there are usually exceptions. If you go down to the supermarket, and see that half of the vehicles in the parking lot are SUVs, well, some
of them might have a legitimate need for them, some
might be mindful, but most are likely to have bought them just because
. Seriously, you can't see the irony of someone driving an SUV and then using a reusable shopping bag? Because the attitude that "Oh, I'm doing my bit by using this bag, so I'm cool!" while not thinking beyond that is pretty widespread.