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people for a six dollar gas tax in america
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Diamond May 18, 2010.

car and gas tax create 30% bicycles/lets do this in america!!
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The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, My business involves biking
About me:
i just invented a bike canopy ( In november of this past winter)that totally shelters a ride from any weather on any day of an season. I have been working hard to try to sell design plans for my canopy. It seems such a good idea and has improved my life as dramatically as if I had been homeless and just moved into an apartment, but I still havn't sold any design plans. see my website at
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At 2:55am on February 5, 2010, Alan Matejka said…
Hi Jill. No I have not gotten to the canope project yet. Thank you for asking. Being a do it yourselfer, I have a trailer build in front of it. My work area is in shambles, because of unexpected cramping of my home work space. I have been laid off of work for a year now. All the stuff I had at work had to be stuffed into my home shop. I am currently trying to organize. Buckets of nuts and bolts are my current concern. Where to put them is the project for now. ( 50 pounds of shit in a 20 pound bucket) It is amazing how an old mechanic (58) can have memories from going through a bucket of bolts. Many of them were my fathers collection, that I had to work with when I was growing up. I am thinking of a three wheeler for the canopy bike, for stability purposes, I am also thinking about an interchangability possibility, by pulling a pin or three, or four, so I can move the canopy from one bike to another. Anyway it is late and I need sleep. Do you have critical mass in your neighborhood? Alan.
At 6:02pm on December 17, 2009, Alan Matejka said…
Hi Jill. I have leftover window insulator plastic. After I build the frame, and stick the plastic on it, then I can heat shrink it tight and smooth, with a hair dryer. good luck with your new canopy. ALAN
At 9:40am on December 15, 2009, Alan Matejka said…
I like your canopy, and I've been wanting to build one for a while. After seeing yours, I may just get off my but and do it. Thanks for inspiration. ;) Alan
At 3:58pm on October 6, 2009, Liz W. Durham said…
Sorry to hear about the damage to your original canopy. At least it offers the opportunity to research additional materials and design ideas. Good luck!
At 11:52pm on October 4, 2009, Liz W. Durham said…
You might want to consider making a bike canopy for rear mounted child bike seats...many parents feel no qualms about themselves getting rained on while riding but they want their little ones dry.
At 10:33am on June 3, 2009, PJ said…
No to say sorry at all. Thanks for sharing. More than anything I wanted encourage people to check it out instead of just moving on if the video didn't load.

btw - love the photos!
At 1:49pm on April 18, 2009, Terry Deady said…
I would like to try your bike in the wind, but I see you are in/from CT ? or are you here ? I could have sworn I recognized tha trail in the pic as Wisconsin's Eagle river Trail ! ( will check out your website ) - RainUnit
At 11:55am on April 18, 2009, Terry Deady said…
sorry to say no it's not me. I found it on the web somewhere. I have an extensive photo collection, so can't really remember where it's from, but since I dive and bike, it kind of fit. I once thought up bike jousting, and years later I saw it being done ! by Marines in Iraq of all things ... boredom ? ;-) I struggle with the wind a lot on our lakefront, so was dreaming of inventing a sail bike .. well I rode one for the 1st time last summer during Bike the Drive. A guy had one by Grant Park. Lots of cool ideas floating around out there, huh ? Have you ever rode a recumbent ? I am going biking NOW ! 50+ degrees out, and just finished my weights routine. bye for now Jillnerkowski !
At 4:08pm on April 13, 2009, Curt H Moore said…
Duct tape and plastic...curt
At 10:00pm on April 2, 2009, Juan 2-3 or more mi. said…
I remember a few years back my brother in law telling me I should build one of these because I ride my bike for everything everywhere. Wow! and here you are. I wish to build elevated tunnels covered with solar panels with air pressure helping to push me along. At each station would be a big intersection dome with a large regenerative windmill that also sucks in air to feed the air and cool the tubes. Your bikes would rock in those tubes of my imagination.

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