Well, Christmas is officially over in our household. All the decorations are down, the tree has been undecorated and removed from the house, and today I took down the remaining lights outside and inside. The only thing left to do is get the tree chipped, and we have a charitable organization coming on Saturday to do that.
I wonder though. Is there still time for this? I’ve always wanted to fire a rocket.
In recent years it has been very vogue to go green. More people think about it now which is awesome, but some companies now market their existing products as green. I try to do little changes to my life that over time can add up to a lot. Changing driving habits, refusing plastic bags as often as possible, reusing items when it is safe to do so. Every once in a while I come across a list that really makes me feel good about what I do.
This is one such list. 50 Ways to Help the Planet. When I first read the list I was suprised at how many of these I was already doing.
For our family we don’t waste a lot of food because we do menu planning. For 95% of the grocery items we buy, we buy because we need them, and the other 5% are for sale items on things we use regularly. Still, there are some good ideas in there that I might like to try some time.
This post is all about bikes. It is a bunch of links to cool/interesting bikes I have found on the net.
This advanced looking bike features an onboard computer that collects data about how you ride, in order to help you ride better. via Gizmodo
This wooden frame biek simply looks gorgeous. I can’t imagine the longevity of the frame though. Headtubes on metal bikes oval over time. Wood is pretty soft in comparison. Still, it is a stunning looking bike. via BoingBoing
Now for the city dwellers, come a couple interesting ideas.
This folding bike looks extremely simply to use. Arrive at your destination, fold it up, wheel it around. Nice. via BoigBoing
This bike has a locking mechanism built into it. Ride up to the bike rack and snap it in. No reason to carry an extra lock. via Gizmodo
This looks like a fun stroller/bike combo unit. Looks like a stable way to carry a couple kids to daycare, or to the park … once they have their helmets on. via Gizmodo
This looks like oit would be a blast to ride off road. At our local trails we have some excellent fireroads this thing would rip on. Not so sure about the trails though. via BoingBoing
My most recent find. Shopping cart hero.What a silly game that is intensely addictive. You control a stick man that rides shopping cart off a jump. Simple, but once you gain some money, you can start buying cart upgrades 🙂 Then the fun really starts.