Monday, 04 June 2012

Full story here: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/06/pedal_power.html

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Pedal power

For well over a hundred years, people have hopped on bicycles for transportation, recreation, competition, and more. In many parts of the world, spinning pedals moves goods and generates electricity. While usually attached to two wheels, pedal power takes many forms, adapting to a wide range of needs. Globally, over 100 million bicycles are produced every year - over 60% of them in China - easily doubling world production of automobiles. Efficient, clean, and cheap, pedal power in all its forms can solve modern problems with basic technology, and offers a health benefit to those cranking away. And it's hard to beat the simple joy of riding a bike. Gathered here are images of people around the world as we pedal for a reason, or just because. -- Lane Turner (49 photos total)

 

 

Green Bay Packers players make their way to NFL football training camp on bikes on July 30, 2011 in Green Bay, Wis. The ride is a tradition with the team, as players borrow children's bikes and ride with the kids to practice. (Morry Gash/Associated Press)#

 

 

Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal (right) and Spanish rider Joaquim Rodriguez ride on Passo dello Stelvio on the 20th stage of the Tour of Italy (Giro d'Italia) on May 26, 2012. Hesjedal became the first Canadian to win the Giro. (Daniele Badolato/AFP/GettyImages)#


Men pedal a bicycle crank pump to refuel cars at the site of a gas station in the earthquake- and tsunami-destroyed town of Minamisanriku, Japan. (David Guttenfelder/Associated Press) #

 

Full story here: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/06/pedal_power.html

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