Re: Screw hybrids, why not ride?
A good reason why not to ride a bike?
The old saying of "don't bring a knife to a gunfight" is reason enough.
Riding a bike in urban traffic is hazardous.
A month in the hospital and a year of therapy quickly makes the argument against any "savings" of a few gallons of gas.
If you like a sporty and more dangerous ride and care less about your appearance at your destination and can save a few bucks, then get a bike.
If you need a comfortable reliable all-weather ride that is flexible enough to also carry people and/or cargo, then get an SUV.
The funny thing is that most "green" leaders in the U.S. use private jets and SUV motorcades to shuttle between their expansive air conditioned homes. Hypocrites.
"...Always with the Corvair, rants about volumetric eff, adiabatic this and gearing that,lecture about thermostats, Z cars should be turning 4k rpm at highway cruising, everyone is an idiot and revel in your omnipotence. ..geez, its about having fun with