[Greenbuilding] 2000 miles on a scooter to get to the green building conference

Benjamin Pratt benjamin.g.pratt at gmail.com
Sat Apr 30 12:20:12 PDT 2011


Be careful on your trip. I've been badly injured on a scooter, and my
Dad was killed on a bicycle. Greater mileage isn't worth injury or
death. The cause was "Murrican" drivers.
Ben

On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 12:46 PM, RE-USE Consulting
<go2nacho at comcast.net> wrote:
> I am disappointed to find that the scooter averages only about 60-65 mpg,
> but on the open road and using some bicycling techniques I know I will try
> to get that up to 70mpg and I will track that on
> (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Re-Use-Consulting/168260119870367)
>
>
>
> I have to get back to packing and planning, but know this:
>
>
>
>  I had to make a trade-off in mpg to provide more help to my clients and
> spend more time with them.  Think of it this way, they say that
> the materials in a 2000 sq ft home have the embodied energy equal to 1000's
> of gallons of gas (see http://www.deconstructioninstitute.com/calc4.php).
> If I help these groups get started and 5 of them go on to deconstruct 100
> buildings a year, even after accounting for the materials that are not
> saved, the parts of the 500 buildings diverted could equal over 2,000,000
> gallons of gas.  Then and only then would I sleep soundly knowing that I had
> made up for the 27-30 gallons of gas the scooter used.
>
>
>
> Building deconstruction rules....
>
> Dave Bennink
> RE-USE Consulting
> dave at decon.us
>
> www.reuseconsulting.com
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gennaro Brooks-Church" <info at ecobrooklyn.com>
> To: "Green Building" <greenbuilding at lists.bioenergylists.org>
> Cc: Greenbuilding at bioenergylists.org
> Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:14:52 AM
> Subject: Re: [Greenbuilding] 2000 miles on a scooter to get to the green
> building conference
>
> I don't know....moped, scooter....it is a 250cc bike, no? If anything a
> 250cc motorcycle gets better mileage than a 250 scooter due to
> better aerodynamics. I don't mean to be nit picky but if the object is green
> transportation then isn't a low cc the measure of that, a bicycle being the
> greenest at 0 cc? 250cc is better than 500cc I guess.
>  I don't mean to put a negative light on something that is clearly worth
> doing and will benefit the planet. Maybe I'm getting stuck on small details?
> Gennaro Brooks-Church
>
> Cell: 1 347 244 3016 USA
> www.EcoBrooklyn.com
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> On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 1:03 PM, RE-USE Consulting <go2nacho at comcast.net>
> wrote:
>>
>> 2000 mile scooter trip - I had hoped to use a 50cc at 100mpg, but it would
>> have meant skipping about half of the groups that I am trying to provide
>> free consulting to (due to the slow speed).  I think by definition 50cc
>> bikes are 'mopeds'.
>>
>>
>>
>> Trying to keep fuel consumption at $100 or less, and I am trying to pin
>> down the mpgs for this bike.  I will be tracking that on my Facebook page
>> for following our progress:
>> http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Re-Use-Consulting/168260119870367
>>
>>
>>
>> I have to fly to my next job after it is over.  There are a dozen out of
>> work construction workers expecting me to train them on building
>> deconstruction and material reuse so they can get back to work.  Thanks.
>>
>> Dave Bennink
>> RE-USE Consulting
>>
>> www.reuseconsulting.com
>>
>> dave at decon.us
>> Facebook:
>> http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Re-Use-Consulting/168260119870367
>> 360-201-6977
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Reuben Deumling" <9watts at gmail.com>
>> To: "Green Building" <greenbuilding at lists.bioenergylists.org>
>> Cc: Greenbuilding at bioenergylists.org
>> Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 5:23:48 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Greenbuilding] 2000 miles on a scooter to get to the green
>> building conference
>>
>> sounds good to me.
>> Even scooters aren't what they used to be. I thought 50cc was the scooter
>> class. What is your anticipated fuel consumption for the trip? Are you
>> returning by scooter as well?
>>
>> Reuben Deumling
>>
>> On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 2:47 PM, RE-USE Consulting <go2nacho at comcast.net>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>>  a 250cc scooter!
>>
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