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Green Resolutions Ride (more coverage)

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Mar. 02, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Additional coverage of the green bicycle tour which occurred on February 23.

Green Resolutions Ri...
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Part 1 of the coverage:

Above: a solar collector in the back of the Eco-Home, which has been in place since 1982.

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Solar system close-up

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Mar. 02, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Solar system close-u...
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Julia of Eco-Home told us that this system has been in place since 1982. She made a juxtaposition between solar systems and cars. Both are costly investments upfront, but with a car, you keep spending more and more money to maintain it. Whereas solar panels become increasingly economically advantageous, over time.

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Batteries charged by solar power

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Mar. 02, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Batteries charged by...
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These batteries are charged by solar during the day and power the Eco-Home at night.

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Station wagon

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Mar. 02, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Station wagon...
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Eco-Home garden

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Mar. 02, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Eco-Home garden...
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Garden cont'd

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Mar. 02, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Garden cont'd...
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Bicyclists leaving Eco-Home

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Mar. 02, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Bicyclists leaving E...
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As soon as this picture was being taken, it began to rain. It was thus decided to truncate our tour.

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Shay of C.I.C.L.E. on her "SUV"

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Mar. 02, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Shay of C.I.C.L.E. o...
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Liz (not pictured) explained that this "SUV" carries 60 pounds on each side.

“If I want to go to Whole Foods, or Trader Joes—or even Ralphs—I can carry a heck of a lot of things in this, and I don’t feel it,” she said. “I have all kinds of accoutrements and accessories, and people in L.A. love accessories. [T]he bicycle is something that people can accessorize and personalize. . . . I can carry lumber, I’ve got trailers.

“Also, a lot of us want to be stars out there, we’re in L.A., and this is a great vehicle to be that shining star. Now this looks kind of "homeless." right now. We’re going to update so that we don’t look homeless. One of things that we built is called the teardrop trailer, and that’s on our site.”

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A bike with a radio and powerful speakers

by Ross Plesset Sunday, Mar. 02, 2008 at 2:17 PM

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Liz leads the tour on her bicycle well-equipped with sound.

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Bike with speakers, radio covered from rain

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