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    AAA Roadside Help for Bikes Now Available in 3 States; Does the Idea Appeal to You?

    fileBike got a flat? Call AAA. At least you can in Oregon, southern Idaho and, as of Sunday (July 1), Washington. The Associated Press reports that bike-riding AAA members in those locations can call for emergency assistance if their bike breaks down on a road. AAA won't attempt to repair the bike (not even a flat tire) but will transport you and your bike to your chosen destination—depending on the mileage allotment in your AAA agreement. That can range from 5 to 200 miles. The report did not ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on July 2, 2012 1:31 PM & Tagged AAA, bicycle and bike commuting | permalink | Comments

    The Case for Rechargeable Batteries

    fileAnswer: 3,000,000,000. Question: How many single-use batteries (aka household batteries or dry cell batteries) are estimated to be sold annually in the United States? That's a big number. It averages to roughly 10 batteries per man, woman and child in the U.S., according to Environment Health and Safety Online, an aggregator of environmental information. When depleted, most wind up in landfills. Interestingly, California requires any battery to be disposed as hazardous waste, even though ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on May 7, 2010 9:22 PM & Tagged AA, AAA, alkaline, batteries, battery, energy, lithium, power, rechargeable and single-use | permalink | Comments

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