Happy Bike to Work Day!
I’m a fair-weather rider, deterred by rain, snow, sleet, and August humidity. More importantly, this morning did little to calm my worries about commuter traffic. Some of the problem is my inexperience, and I’m willing to learn from that. But I can see now that if commuter biking is to really take off, cities and workplaces need to encourage it, from bike lanes (finally, Washington is creating some) to workplace showers.
It’s amazing how easy it was for me to bike 30 miles a day to and from the office, and how hard it is to get out at dawn or dusk (or even lunchtime) for a recreational ride.
Green Goose combines personal fitness with competition in a new way: A wireless bike sensor is attached to the rear axle of your bike, which then transmits that information back to your Green Gateway back home or at your office once in range.You could simply use it for your own knowledge, setting goals for your activities…. But where it begins to gain traction is that you can broadcast your activity to your Twitter and Facebook networks.
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