Spreading the word
Off on a 3 county/4 newspaper jaunt this morning, to spread the word about this "bicycle" development...we need to get employers informed ASAP.
Here's the letter sent to a reporter at the Gadsden Times:
I have 2 BJ Hill stories, Saturday in Cullman and Sunday in Holly Pond, and I posted YOUR article on about 15 forums in advance of his reaching Atlanta. I let him ride the bike in picture one, explained how I can tour America at $10 a day (compared to his $35), and eat up scenery in 250 mile hunks per day.
Cross-country walker gathers messages for president | GadsdenTimes.com | Gadsden Times | Gadsden, AL
There is a breaking (yesterday) story about bicycles and the $700 billion dollar Wall Street bailout, specifically
QUALIFIED BICYCLE COMMUTING REIMBURSEMENT
—The term ‘qualified bicycle commuting reimbursement’ means, with respect to any calendar year, any employer reimbursement during the 15-month period beginning with the first day of such calendar year for reasonable expenses incurred by the employee during such calendar year for the purchase of a bicycle and bicycle improvements, repair, and storage, if such bicycle is regularly used for travel between the employee’s residence and place of employment.
Since 2005 I have been spreading the word of a made in USA solution to the oil wars, especially in smaller towns along back roads, distributing flyers and via FUN local newspaper articles.
The news article written June 12, 2007 by Kim Bryan in the Birmingham News went into international syndication, (her first national story). It produced a video which apparently is in many languages:
YouTube - Fuel Efficient Motorized Bicycle - 250 mpg
And when I say spreading the word, there have been probably 30 articles about my long distance traveling, here are a few:
AdaEveningNews.com - Ada, Oklahoma - Alabama man retaliates against high gas prices
The Nashville News
Cleburne News - Motorized cyclist headed for Cleburne
On the Cheaha/Cleburne trip, the mayor of Heflin gave me a magazine "Welcome to Alabama's Emerald Triangle" (inc. Clay/Randolph county) attractions. The Chief Ladiga Trail was incomplete at that time.
Today I am headed to Jacksonville for a day trip, then next week I'll be spending a week exploring the Trails to Georgia, eating and shopping at Mom and Pop operations, distributing flyers and explaining 150-200 miles per gallon transportation.
This winter I'm going to try and duplicate an air plane engineer's feat, (in Michigan), who is rumored to be achieving 350 miles per gallon.
There are very large and active forums applying American know how to the breakthroughs in motorized bicycles, of which Golden Eagle, in Lansing, Michigan is the industry leader, holding all the informal records for mileage and distance. Their website is Golden Eagle Bike Engines, Geared Belt Drive Bicycle Engines / Motors for Mountain Bikes & More
I urge any reporter to contact Dennis and Julia, the owners of Golden Eagle, about exciting news in motorized bicycles, INCLUDING police and inspector departments adding these money savers to their rolling stock. Pizza delivery is about to be revolutionized, and I'll tell you HOW.
I've built quite a few at my hobby shop in Holly Pond, here are some pictures:
Picasa Web Albums - Paul - Bikes built i...
Andy, I'm writing you and plan on at least dropping a flyer off at the office today, and I'll be stopping at any other newspaper I pass.
This is an important development in the Bail Out bill, and with over 20 years of income tax preparation in my background, I see a loophole big enough to ride George Bush's $5,000 mountain bike through.
Bicycle improvements are exactly what I do to a bike, for less than $1,000 including engine. I use puncture proof tires, large delivery baskets, wide saddles on shock absorber seat posts, 35 miles per hour WITH cruise control...
I hope everybody who receives this letter will spread the word to friends and family
See you on this trip or next weeks camping/biking tour which will take me hopefully to twenty or more counties. I don't carry a watch or compass on my tours, often end up a hundred miles from my original destination, but always having fun.