Re: A rant by Maniac57 about freedom.
The oil companies own or influence most of everything, in both the big business conglomerate and government, and have for a long time geared everything to simply sell more gasoline continually.
You can really see it when you have a lifetime of experience with the nuts and bolts of the bicycle world- very SABOTAGED- and iit's reflected by the long standing resistence to ANYTHING on the road that is not expensive to own and operate.
I think things are changing just slightly for the better, and it's partly because Global Warming is not something they can still go on denying anymore.
Hopefully, the solutions needed for the growing crisis will spur some creative thought,
and get transportaion people-friendly again, instead of being the biggest corporate whip out there