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

Gennaro Brooks-Church info at ecobrooklyn.com
Sat Apr 30 12:45:07 PDT 2011


What the hell is a murrican? It sounds like an insult to a specific group of
people.

Gennaro Brooks-Church
347-244-3016
Sent from my phone
On Apr 30, 2011 3:22 PM, "Benjamin Pratt" <benjamin.g.pratt at gmail.com>
wrote:
> 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
>>
>> Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Re-Use-Consulting/168260119870367
>> 360-201-6977
>>
>>
>> ----- 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
>> 22 2nd St; Brooklyn, NY 11231
>>
>>
>>
>> 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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