Satirical Tutorials: Walking 101 & Cyclist 101
We enjoy good satire as much as anyone, especially when it has a treehugger bent. Walking 101 and Cyclist 101 are very good examples of exactly that. It all started when Ed, author of the CycleDog blog, saw a list of "gas saving tips" in his local newspaper. The list did not contain any mention of walking or bicycling, so Ed concluded: "Perhaps the writer was simply unaware of these practices, so with that in mind, I’d like to offer a primer for those thinking about leaving the car behind. I call it "Walking 101". With fuel prices increasing to heart-stopping levels, more and more people are looking for alternative forms of transportation. [...] Some have discovered a novel means to get from point A to point B – walking. But walking is only one way to replace motorized transportation. There’s another called ‘bicycling’ or ‘cycling’. For those of you who’ve mastered the arcane art of walking, bicycles offer another challenge." What follows is a tongue-in-cheek tutorial called "Walking 101", and its sequel, "Cyclist 101". Check them out and foward them to whoever you think could benefit from walking or cycling tutorials.