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Survive a bicycle commute in  Bangalore
We live in interesting times <ul><ul><li>Global Warming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Escalating Obesity </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Why do anything ? <ul><ul><li>For your Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For the World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For our ...
What’s the Solution ? The bicycle is a simple solution to some of the world’s most complicated problems
5 Good reasons <ul><ul><li>Save time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save your body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save your brain ...
Green ☺
Sustainable  source - MoUD
Some other famous bikers Wright Brothers
Health benefits <ul><ul><li>Exercise / Lose weight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress reduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
How Fast and how Far ? <ul><ul><li>Bangalore traffic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>21 km in 55 mins ( Ravi )‏ </li></ul><...
How Safe ? <ul><ul><li>Accident Stats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pedestrian accidents: 44% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Enjoy the commute ( not fictitious, still actuals )‏ Its all about having fun.
Issues (?)‏ <ul><ul><li>Stinky  -  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bath </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deos </li></ul>...
Issues (?)‏ <ul><ul><li>Tired  - Not as much as in your car (Stressed)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time  - Commuting and G...
Real Issues <ul><li>Parking </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of respect on the road </li></ul><ul><li>Social mindset towards a perso...
Kick start the Habit <ul><ul><li>Daily routine - Commute to Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get a biking partner - Do it n...
<ul><ul><li>DO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Helmet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lights </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><u...
Here’s why... <ul><ul><li>Others are doing it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greener </li></u...
Beyond Commute <ul><ul><li>Weekend rides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competitions / To...
<ul><ul><li>Weigh less. Wait less. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less Waste. less Waist. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support G...
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  1. Survive a bicycle commute in  Bangalore
  2. We live in interesting times <ul><ul><li>Global Warming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Escalating Obesity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing Congestion </li></ul></ul>
  3. Why do anything ? <ul><ul><li>For your Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For the World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For our Future </li></ul></ul>
  4. What’s the Solution ? The bicycle is a simple solution to some of the world’s most complicated problems
  5. 5 Good reasons <ul><ul><li>Save time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save your body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save your brain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save the planet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save money </li></ul></ul>( Audience - say Yaaaay !! )‏
  6. Green ☺
  7. Sustainable source - MoUD
  8. Some other famous bikers Wright Brothers
  9. Health benefits <ul><ul><li>Exercise / Lose weight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress reduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Hours of bicycling per week can reduce your risk of heart disease by 50% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Endorphin inducing ride to work makes you more alert. Ride home helps you wind down </li></ul></ul>
  10. How Fast and how Far ? <ul><ul><li>Bangalore traffic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>21 km in 55 mins ( Ravi )‏ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>11 km in 30 mins ( Rohan )‏ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6 km in 12 mins ( Pramod )‏ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 km in 15 mins ( Siva )‏ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average: 22kms/hr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does your car or Motorbike go that fast in peak hour traffic? </li></ul></ul>( however fictitious the numbers may look, they are all accurate )‏
  11. How Safe ? <ul><ul><li>Accident Stats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pedestrian accidents: 44% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cycle accidents : 5% </li></ul></ul></ul>( 98% of all statistics are made up. ~Author Unknown )‏ ( source - MoUD )‏
  12. Enjoy the commute ( not fictitious, still actuals )‏ Its all about having fun.
  13. Issues (?)‏ <ul><ul><li>Stinky - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bath </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deos </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sponge bath </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pollution Mask </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Start Early </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Re-discover forgotten bylanes </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. Issues (?)‏ <ul><ul><li>Tired - Not as much as in your car (Stressed)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time - Commuting and Gyming at the same time. You actually save time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rain - Mudguard or just enjoy it </li></ul></ul>
  15. Real Issues <ul><li>Parking </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of respect on the road </li></ul><ul><li>Social mindset towards a person on a bicycle </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of knowledge of what a good bicycle means </li></ul>( Times Of India - May 2008 )‏
  16. Kick start the Habit <ul><ul><li>Daily routine - Commute to Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get a biking partner - Do it now. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ride with your kids to school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good bike - Flaunt it ☺ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join the community </li></ul></ul>
  17. <ul><ul><li>DO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Helmet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lights </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bright clothing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Good bicycle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoy the ride </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DON’T </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>violate the traffic rules </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>forget a bicycle is a vehicle too </li></ul></ul></ul>Commute Sensibly
  18. Here’s why... <ul><ul><li>Others are doing it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greener </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save cash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More fun </li></ul></ul>
  19. Beyond Commute <ul><ul><li>Weekend rides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competitions / Tours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mailing groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking for bicyclists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul>we have a handout with all the info - be nice to us! talk to us :)‏
  20. <ul><ul><li>Weigh less. Wait less. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less Waste. less Waist. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support Global Cooling. </li></ul></ul>get your BumsOnTheSaddle TM ( all cool slogans whacked from the 1-world-2-wheels initiative )‏

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