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'[OT]: Wommutes (was once New toy... WOW!)'
2000\06\20@133056 by Dale Botkin

On Tue, 20 Jun 2000, Harold M Hallikainen wrote:

>         Anyone know the percentage of total energy consumption used in such
> commutes (say 5 miles or less)? How much could be saved by the use of a
> bicycle, public transportation, or just living closer to work?

No public transportation here, I'm as close as I could get -- besides, I'm
not moving if I change jobs -- and a bicycle or the brisk 5-mile walk is
simply not practical for a suit-wearing engineer in a region with 100F+
temperature swings and rain.  My coworkers who live within 5 miles work
different hours, so carpooling is not an option.

Nice idea, I would respectfully submit that but most of us who drive to
work do so for lack of a practical alternative.  I usually hear otherwise
from single apartment dwellers who work in companies that allow casual

I'd love to save the wear and tear usually expended on daily driving for
race day.  8-)

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new
discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny ..."
               -- Isaac Asimov

2000\06\20@141846 by Andrew Kunz

>I'd love to save the wear and tear usually expended on daily driving for race
day.  8-)

What do you race?


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