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Bike Blogs Go Political

With the presidential election looming, politics are on everyone’s mind. Even bike bloggers. Here are a few posts from blogs I read regularly:

Prolly is not Probably
Cycle Jerks
Drunk Cyclist
Bike Snob NYC
Bike Blog NYC

So we pose the question


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  1. Thomas BrockOctober 17, 2008 at 7:38 am

    Obama/Biden all the way, baby.

    They have the best alternative energy plans and promise to focus on domestic issues as opposed to…You know…Going around and invading everyone that seems to have a beef with the U.S.

    Also, John McCain has proven he’s become a bitter, vindictive and mean-spirited old man.

  2. SteveOctober 17, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Gee, that’s a crying shame. It seems that Obama has fooled the majority of your readers into thinking that he can swoop in from nowhere and save us. What a load of shit. I’m a patriot and it breaks my heart that our country is so easily fooled by a slick con-artist, with NO experience, over a man of substance, honor, and service. Oh well… It’s turning into a liberal world full of takers anyway. We will now have to feel the real pain that he will bring before it will improve. We are about to see things get REAL bad now!

  3. bradOctober 17, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Fool me once, shame on you. Can’t be fooled again!

  4. daveOctober 17, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Gee Steve,
    what about when old man mccain kicks it (he is in his 70′s) and palin takes office? that will truly be a crying shame.

  5. terryOctober 17, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Well, Palin has a lot more experience…:). But really, what scares me is Obama and foreign policy. I wish Hillary was the choice.

  6. JakeOctober 17, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    I recently wrote an article about bikes and politics for the Utne Reader, regarding instances (and there are many) where bicyclists depart from the lefty stereotype.


  7. williamOctober 17, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    some things don’t need political views

    I remember when they called them weblogs but then people woke up and took the we out of it

  8. FritzOctober 17, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    You might say I am a professional conservative, being a Washington-based lobbyist and sometime GOP Political activist. I ride 26 miles to and from work on Capitol Hill almost every day on a fixie I built in my garage. As much as I would like to see McCain and Palin in office, I count votes for a living… and I CAN count. It looks like we will have a liberal tidal wave… and what have the liberal democrats given cyclists so far… a $20 a tax credit, voluntary of course, should your employer decide to give it too you. Steve above is right, folks. Hold on to you wallets, bikers or buy those carbon fiber bits in a hurry. You are all about to be stinkin’ rich and pay a whole lot more in taxes so Barak can decide how to spend it for you.

  9. BrianOctober 17, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    but… we can drill our way out of this energy mess, right? And we can just buy up all those houses with delinquent mortgages, right? With easy solutions such as these, why does it matter who’s in the White House? Right? Let the smart, rich guys figure it out… it’s what they do best. :)

  10. DolphOctober 17, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    I’m not voting for McCain because I’d rather not marry a chipmunk named Harold, thank you very much.

  11. rogbieOctober 17, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    we could just ride our bikes and forget this issue exists. “my choices are shit cake or piss soup; I’m going hungry.”

  12. ericOctober 17, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    i will vote in my local elections for sure… as for the presidency it really doesnt matter. if you vote for obama thinking he is the anti-war candidate think again. vote third party.

  13. bradOctober 17, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    One very real policy difference between the two leading candidates has to do with their respective views on net neutrality. This is worth reading up on.

  14. terry crockOctober 18, 2008 at 6:39 am

    After looking at this pole, I must ask?: Has ACORN been registering voters here?

  15. Tim in AustraliaOctober 21, 2008 at 4:19 am

    As a citizen of the “democratic free world”, I’m annoyed that I don’t get to vote in the election of “our” leader.

    Regardless of our wishes or endorsement, the US president will assume that role. So much for democracy, huh?

    Somebody who doesn’t really care either way, go vote for Obama on my behalf. Until the US electoral system gets upgraded to something that resembles a modern democracy, he’s about as good a candidate as you’re likely to see, and is a far better option for your future as well as ours.

  16. Bike Blog NYC » Getting Closer-Voter GuideOctober 23, 2008 at 8:03 am

    [...] while ago, Urbanvelo had a poll about who bikers were going to vote for…they also gave me a nice shout out. I [...]

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