Greetings. I came up with this blog in the middle of the night. Don't worry my other allotment characters (Shed Man)will be along in the next few days for your enjoyment!.
"Roll on the day when we can have family-sized, weatherproof, bikecars powered by pedal power so we do not need to visit the gym. Quite why no one has produced such a vehicle is one of the great mysteries of the modern age. Just imagine, downhill performance, would of course, be exceptional with aerodynamic shaping of the bodywork, lightweight disk brakes, on board CD, and rechargeable lightweight batteries taking charge from downhill braking and helping with the uphill sections. It doesn't hurt to dream!"
JOHN SEYMOUR. The New complete book of Self Sufficiency.
I bet that's made a few people snigger and spit their coffee over the dining table? Is it really stupid though? I have started watching the News again (sadly) and there is the threat of Iran closing the Strait of Hormuz and the Army driving the road tankers and the ever increasing price of road fuel. It makes me wonder is there any alternative? Did you know there are 33 million cars on the UK's roads? Is there a link to the fifty percent rise in cancers?
What are the alternatives?
Electric cars - powered by electricity made in nuclear or coal fired power stations? There is said to be over 200 years of coal left in the UK. Scientists even claim they can make a synthetic petrol fuel from coal.
Horse and Cart? Wouldn't it be wonderful?
Bicycle Power. Everybody gets fit and saves the Ozone Layer.
Car Sharing? "I'm not having them in my car. I'd have to speak to them."
Public Transport? That's a good one. Especially if you live in the countryside.
Shanks Pony? The price of shoe leather?
In the words of Mrs Merton.
"Let's have an heated debate".
Normal service will be resumed on Wednesday.
PS. We've got a cat Cumbrian. He's very happy and official: "Farm Mouser."