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GREEN MY RIDE: Win a Brand New 7-Speed Linus Scout Bicycle + Accessories (Worth $645!)

by , 07/09/13

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The sun is out, the weather is warm, and the days are longer than ever — and pedaling around town on a brand new bicycle is the best way to savor all that summer has to offer! Inhabitat has teamed up with Linus Bikes to give one lucky reader a shiny new bicycle from their latest collection! You could win a sweet package worth a whopping $645 — including a brand new 7-speed Scout bicycle, a lightweight alloy rack and an awesome wire basket. All you need to do is convince us why you need this bike! The commenter with the best reason will claim the Scout and all these great prizes as his or her own. The deadline for this giveaway is Tuesday, July 9th, so enter today!

HOW TO ENTER:

1. SIGN UP FOR THE INHABITAT NEWSLETTER HERE > We’ll be announcing the winners in our weekly newsletter, so if you want to find out who won, you’ll need to receive it!

2. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW with your explanation why you need this bike. The more creative and specific, the better—bonus points for links to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and G+ photos that illustrate your point (use #GREENMYRIDE)

The deadline for this giveaway is Tuesday, July 9th. We’ll pick the photo and comment we like best and announce the winner in our July 11th newsletter.

THE DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, JULY 9th

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The Scout – worth $545

Linus calls its sweet Scout cycle “the bike for everyone.” The Scout has an easy step-through frame, a comfortable upright riding stance and seven speeds that makes it the perfect bike to explore your world. Other features include:

  • A durable Hi Tensile steel frame with Chromoly down tube
  • A Shimano Acera 7 speed derailleur w/ MegaRange cassette
  • Tektro dual pivot caliper brakes
  • A forged aluminum crank
  • A chainguard w/ enclosed crank
  • Double wall alloy rims with stainless steel spokes
  • Linus Elysian tires w/ gum wall
  • Genuine leather grips
  • A mid-century alloy bell

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Rear Rack – worth $55

Linus lightweight alloy rack sports your satchel, groceries, or panniers with refined, minimalist style. The sturdy rack has lots of places to secure bungee cords, allowing you to stow away your bag and leave your back and shoulders free to enjoy the ride.

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Rear Wire Basket – worth $45

Drawing inspiration from vintage New England clam baskets, Linus created this easy, no fuss wire bike basket. Simply hang it off your rear rack or detach it and carry it by its wood handle.

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  1. Jim Ellis July 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I am nearing my 70th B DAY!.. this fall will enter me into the EIGHT decade!!. I am working very hard to continue to maintain the health that my Doc n I have joined together to accomplish. I am using a treadmill.. a new awesome bike would get me to town, the short trips to the market, and bomb around our town!. We have a great bike shop here in town and I lust over the great fun bikes available. Being on a limited income it would really be a great thing to show off my WIN!.. Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. dillon68 July 8, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Linus Scout & me:A Love story-dont deny us!! :-)

  3. andrea arguello July 8, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I need and want this bike! I need a healthier life. I promise to use it everyday after work. Being a first grade teacher, mother of 3 boys, wife and art lover is not easy! This bike will give me more strength, energy and peace for my soul and body. Please bike, be mine!

  4. tgerine July 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I need this bike because I have a fat butt and I could use the exercise. I also need this bike because I don’t like to spend lots of money on gas.

  5. Kathryn Pace July 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    My bike got stolen when I let a friend borrow it to go grocery shopping. I need one bad, as I have no other form of transportation. Thank you

  6. Teresa Blackard July 8, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I sooooooooooooo want & need to win this ! What a beauty it is !!! I have been looking at used ones, and on my fixed income can’t afford even them. I have bike trails surrounding my home, really need the exercise, and it would be great to keep my car parked. Thank you for the opportunity !(I already follow you on FB & the newsletter)

  7. Tobey Crockett July 8, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I am so touched by people’s comments, it seems hard to ask for the bike for me instead of for them. Maybe you can give away more than one bike? Who knew that bicycles are so central to so many people’s lives, especially in the face of health issues, economic stresses and the genuine desire to assist the planet? I too fall into all those categories – I too need to lose weight (about 120 pounds!), and am in the absolute bottom rung of income despite a great resume, recommendations, education, experience and so forth, and I too care very deeply about our planet and strive daily to assist the well being of our one and only Earth Mother. I wish you fortitude and strength in making a choice because so many deserving people would benefit from this beautiful bike. I live on the Central Coast of California and want one just like the one you are offering – what a beauty! I would take it to work and the farmers market and along the coast to see the seals. We’d be so happy together..

  8. cjmath July 8, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I am turning 60 in November. For the last 30 of those years I have taken care of everyone but myself. Now that I will be able to change that situation somewhat, I would love a new bike. Lord knows I have not ridden for ???? years but I am eager to start a new life! Biking is an exercise that is easy on the body, especially a nearly 60 yr old one. This is a photo of the young skinny me who could hike to the top of a mountain https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150093830262468&set=t.1159771322&type=3&theater. I tried that hike a couple of years ago and had to quit about a mile up…Yuk! I want to hike to the top again and biking is the kind of conditioning I can do. Plus, I never win anything so it would be fantastic if my luck could change there too!!! So…how about an early “senior” birthday present, and please choose me!

  9. leighpezz July 8, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    My husband and I are a carless couple. For five years now, we’ve been able to bike or take public transpo everywhere we go. Although my cruiser bike is beautiful, she’s OLD. Check her out here: http://shaneandpezz.blogspot.ch/2011/08/new-old-bikes.html. A heavy, 1975, 3-speed Condor Sarina, the bottom bracket and crank arms are on their last leg. On top of that, riding up the long hill home on her is really difficult. A newer, lighter, 7-speed has been on my wish list for some time now. She’d have a good life going to the farm for fresh eggs, apples, and Swiss Chard. She’d also get to cruise by the lake into town, go to the grocery store, goto meetings, and visit friends. I’d love her just as I do my road and mountain bike. She’d be in good company. :-)

  10. deebelievesinyou July 8, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Riding a bike in the triple-digit weather in Phoenix sounds like a death wish, but I’d take that risk with the Scout — ride there or die trying. The snow-less winters are more accommodating and probably the most prime time to get the wheels spinning. But regardless of season, i’d like to #GREENMYRIDE with the Scout. Phoenix is gradually becoming more bike-friendly and conscious, and I’d like to be along for the ride.

  11. mchlmrtz July 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    This would be an excellent bike for my wife. She really needs to replace her tired old bike so we can ride together again.

  12. mecheshier July 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    This is an amazing bike. I am in dire need of a new one for various reasons. For one, I have never had a drivers license, I ride a bike year round (even in snow country), I am 55 years old. So, a bike is my main transportation. Two, I have been “green” for many decades and riding a bike is the best way to get around. I ride at least 100 miles a day. Three, I have a “pay it Forward with bikes”. About 17-18 years ago I was moving and did not want to pack my daughters and my bike. I had neighbors who were limited on money so I decided to give them our bikes. They were mentally challenged, so it took a lot to convince them that the bikes were in good shape and not stolen. At last they accepted my gift. Ever since then, a bike is always given to me when I need one. And of course, I always give away my bike(s) and never sell them.

  13. elaverty July 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    My wife and I travel between New York and Detroit quite often. Astoundingly, Detroit is adding bike paths to many of it’s streets and while I have a bike, my wife does not. When we are in Detroit, it would be quite a statement to ride through Downtown Detroit – me with my yellow mountain bike and her with this cute, blue Linus Scout.

  14. Donald deyermann July 8, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Say, does Linus have an adult bicycle for tall men? I am 6’3″ tall with shoes on (well, 6’2½” in my cycling shoes), so I need a tall frame bicycle…my classic Peugeot has an 8″ long steering tube…for comparison. Lately I’ve built an Electric Long Wheelbase Recumbent that is a lot of fun!! Next project is a LWB Recumbent Reverse Tricycle…tadpole…and I may do a leaning suspension design!! I’m working up to ERV’s (Electric Recreating Vehicles) built from motorcycle components as opposed to bicycle components and which will have a 200 mile electric range, but still have pedals (think “moped”) for slow maneuvering and exercise while “riding” and will feature an enclosed recumbent tub, a removable body shell and interchangeable canopy or windscreen….from thermoform plastic instead of thermoset. (Difference between a flexible dirt bike “plastic” fender and a fiberglass component). Should be some great Fun!!

  15. jetgraphics July 8, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I am transportationally challenged, and financially devastated. With wheels and perhaps a small cart in tow, I could transport myself and enjoy life a bit more.

  16. Help Recycle July 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    #GREENMYRIDE Help Recycle Good like everyone…..

  17. smamend July 8, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    At 14, I worked for a year to save enough to buy my first mountain bike. It was a great one that took me to middle school, high school and eventually college. I outgrew the frame sometime in high school but it was a good bike and short funds to replace it I never did.
    I live just far enough from the local stores that walking is impractical which forces me to take my car for all my errands. My town is ideal for cycling with lots of trails linking all of the surrounding areas. I don’t use my old bike for errands since the undersized frame hurts my back and knees and the bike is so old now that it doesn’t ride well.
    If I had this beautiful Linus bike I could ride everywhere and almost eliminate the need for my car. This bike would be very well cared for and used daily. I hope you’ll consider my bid for this bicycle.

  18. BASE1000 July 8, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I would love to own a bicycle like this one. I really appreciate the classic lines and hand brake feature.

  19. culprit July 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I am looking for a zero emissions mode of transport in Denver, Colorado. As you probably are aware, Denver sits in a hole; and, as such, is prime for trapping pollution. With the number of recent forest fires, this problem has been exacerbated. I would like to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Thanks!

  20. Carrie Sublett July 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    after my bike was stolen I started a community resource page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Louisville-Stolen-Bike-Alerts/152852901518659
    I would love this bike to use in the ever growing bike loving Louisville.
    it suits me to a tee!

  21. Ellen Sokolow July 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    After 15 years of a debilitating nerve condition I’ve discovered an amazing supplement that has given me my life back! As a result, and a birthday gift of a month membership to the “Y”, I’ve been riding the stationary bike and today peddled 2.5 miles! This bike would help me get into the real world with my recovery :~)

  22. Sunnymay July 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I could use a classy Linus Bike that has all sorts of great amenities like the baskets, old-fashioned bell and the Shimano 7-speed derailleur. Picture me in a sunhat with a notebook and pen in the basket riding to a favorite spot at the Nature Center where my kids floated boats of twigs and leaves down the stream. It’s a very green thing to ride a bike like I did as a child with a basket in front to hold all those library books for my weekly mile trip.

  23. monaliesl July 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    In 2011, well into my 40′s, I got to thinking it was finally time I started cycling my city.

    Vancouver was (and remains) in the midst of a new mania for bike lanes to entice reluctant riders like me to the streets, plus I didn’t (and still don’t) have a driver’s license and had recently split with my long-term partner (read: “co-op car chauffeur”) who had, not so incidentally and willingly left me his long-abandoned bicycle: a “perfectly good” mountain bike.

    Now, at the risk of appearing gender-centic, I have to say that this vehicle was evidently designed for a young, indestructible male. With a Hot Wheels fixation. Circa 1987. But rather than grow matching forearms, I elected to treat this as a creative challenge to make this machine much better-looking, to — dare I say — upcycle.

    So, after I scraped off the ancient and humungous Norco stickers, I got some coloured sticky vinyl and proceeded to cut out shapes to affix a floral pattern all over the clunky red frame (https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10150414492734012&set=a.10150215770754012.376587.769064011&type=3&theater). Then I added a wire basket and a dollar store flower to complete the “girlification” of this impossibly masculine bike.

    Now I have the prettiest tough-teen-boy bike you’ve ever seen. (https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10150417648504012&set=a.10150215770754012.376587.769064011&type=3&theater) Plus: Bonus! Because the sticky vinyl was “trash” from a signage shop, some of the petals are reflective!

    It’s cute but here’s the catch: it rides like a two-wheeled tank and weighs, like, 400 lbs. As an un-tall gal with bird-like bone structure, I get injured every time I take it out of the bike room unhelpfully located at the bottom of a flight of stairs. Plus every cyclist I know keeps telling me I would love to ride if only I would get a new bike because this is the WRONG BIKE for me.

    While I protest with “But it’s free!”, I sense in my heart they may be right and the fact that I only occasionally ride (in part because of the whole tank+injury thing) may be further proof that it is time I found new wheels.

    Then my Inhabitat Facebook feed presented me with the Linus Scout Bicycle and my perspective shifted gears and popped a wheelie! I may not be a hardcore city cyclist (yet) but this vision of elegant eco-loveliness has my heart a-flutter and my sights are now set on a future mobile me enjoying seawall rides and new urban discoveries along those newly installed bike lanes.

    If you like the idea of this bike going to someone who values green design solutions and who would have her life transformed if only she had the RIGHT BIKE, look no further. Pick me, pick me!

  24. Peggy Thomas July 8, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I would love to save fuel mileage by riding to my job–decrease fuel emissions. The physical activity required for optimum health can be had by riding. This is an awesome bike that I would love to own!!

  25. smoothmelody July 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I don’t own a car and don’t plan to in the near future, I bike everywhere everyday. Recently my bike was messed up in a car accident and I’m having a hard time getting insurance compensation to fix it! So I’d love a new bike!! :)

  26. 00ag July 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I recently went to visit some family in San Francisco, on a few occasions i went to the city on my own to explore, i didn’t realise how big the city is compared to London so i thought id rent a bike to get around. I went around the mission area and castro checked out the cool graffiti allay and old buildings. On another day i took a bike to around silicon valley, i had a blast especially riding around on a bike (havnt been on a bike for a few years, my last was a bmx when i was like 8).
    I didnt realise how much fun it is riding around in the city.

    The truth is i dont need the bike i dont really need anything in my life but the i would like the bike so i could commute to central London during the week. it takes approx 46mins on the train to get to work but a bike would take 1h 5mins so not much longer. This would allow me to keep active before and after work, cost effective as oppose the current $60 a week on train fares, plus it would help me save up some money to eventually start a business / pay off my uni debt.
    oh and not forgetting it looks pretty cool so a head turner for sure :-)

  27. Wendy Lindsey July 8, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I haven\\\’t owned a bike since I was in high school and I graduated 23 years ago! I am trying to take better care of myself, walking and using my elliptical and would love to add biking to the mix. :D We have a 26 mile bike/walking trail that runs along our neighborhood, so I have the perfect place to ride, and yet… no bicycle! Thanks for the opportunity! Fingers crossed! Would be so much fun to ride with my kids!
    welindsey at gmail dot com

  28. trulyyours July 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I would love my wife to have this Linus bicycle and bike bag. She could have two inflated tires and one deflated tire that’s located around her abdomen. And of course who am I to talk. Ha-ha.

  29. Natalie Stiffler July 8, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    My commuter bike was stolen about 2 months ago. I just relocated for a new job and don’t have the funds to buy a new commuter right now. I would really like to return to commuting to work to have a zero emission commute each day as I am a transportation planner working for the regional planning agency in San Diego. I really hope I win!

  30. nataliefitzpatrickacupu... July 8, 2013 at 2:52 am

    why…why not attempt to win this beautiful bike with fantastic attachments to suit a busy life and fillthe basket with organic veggies after cycling to local markets….to enhance health and heart coherency for personal and social cohesion…..and it would be great to actually just win something after a rough patch in life’s processes……

  31. Andrew Kanzler July 8, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Well, my wife gave birth to twins in November and since then she has not been on a bike. Largely because she can no longer hunch over a road or mountain bike because of weakened back and separated abdominal muscles due to giving birth to the twins. Also the road bike seats are uncomfortable from the separated pubic bones. She’d really like to get back on a bike so that she can bring the twins on a ride with a trailer in tow, so we can ride as a family. We have been volunteering with our city (I’m an unpaid parks and rec commissioner) to help convert a local unused railway right of way to a class 1 bike trail that leads to another existing class 1. This coming trail is a block from our home and without a bike for the wife she won’t be able to be there when it finally opens and only one of the twins will be able to join with me. So essentially, this bike with its upright position (and comfy seat) would help my postpartum wife be able to get back in the saddle, carry baby supplies in the basket and bring the babies on bike rides with me. Here is a picture of the twins, just longing for their mommy to take them on bike rides with their daddy.
    http://instagram.com/p/azIy6bP3Rq/

  32. hamsterdog July 8, 2013 at 12:02 am

    I have had the same bike for 12 years. She has taken me thousands of miles. She has gotten me to work across 17 miles of terrain, one way, and then back again. I have ridden my bike to contemplate my next steps in life, to just get out into the world, and to see what it feels like to fly. I imagine if my current bike could speak, she would tell you how much care I have taken to keep her young and vital. She may mention some of the rainy nights she has spent outside in noisy downtown Madison, WI.

    I need a new bike though. I need new adventures. The last time I took my bike in to have her overhauled, I was advised that it would cost me far less to just buy a new one, than it would to replace all of her worn-out body parts. But, I love my bike, and wanted to help her feel young again.

    I have a very strong emotional attachment to her, as well as a massive appreciation for the beauty of her sturdy frame. Some enthusiasts want to have as their bike companion someone who is lighter, sleeker, more sexy and a little faster. But, me, I want her to be strong and stable under the weight of me. I want her to take me countless miles, while we both enjoy the journey. I do not want her to struggle under the burden of my mass. So, I need a bike that can take me unerringly wherever life suggests that we roam.

    I do not own a carbon sucking vehicle, and do not want to be pressed into having to acquire one. My bike can get me to wherever I need to be; all it takes is a little bit more time, some planning, and a dedication to keeping myself and the planet healthy.

    My current bike is old now, and it may be time to allow her to retire. So, I need a new one. I hope that you will choose me as the most likely to succeed in adventuring far and wide on the bike that you are offering.

    Thank you, and may the spirit of Love bless.

    Scott A Espinoza

  33. rousseau July 7, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    I have been riding the same bicycle for 17 years. I am in love with vintage bikes, but they aren’t always reliable.
    Just yesterday, while riding with my 2 year old in a child seat, the frame itself BUSTED! Yes, it is pretty much gonners. No spot welding will fix this thing.
    http://instagram.com/p/bfIj8XlZVw/
    It’s a sad day, but I am excited about a fresh beginning with a safe bike. I tried a Linus Scout today for the first time. It was a perfect fit for me – and my riding style.
    I am hoping and dreaming of it. I want to commute with her to school and back! *crossing fingers*

  34. Kathryn Hammel July 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Hello Inhabitat-ants: Please choose me to win this bike. I am poised to make the leap from casual biker to daily bike commuter in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I live about 6 miles from the large public elementary school where I teach. A new housing development has been built between my home and school, which has a multi-use path. Not too many people use it yet, but I could feasibly make it to school and back with only short stretches of rural road lacking a bike path. I will have to carry doggie bones to deter attack, but I want to give it a try. I currently ride a hand-me-down beach cruiser with no hand brakes or gears. If I want to raise my expectations, I need to up my ride. If you pick me, I will welcome you into my school where I talk all the time about bicycle safety. Wearing helmets is the law here in Albuquerque, but I still have to remind students every day. Please help my community, and help me set an example, by picking me to receive this beautiful bicycle.

  35. helloannac July 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    The reason why I would love to win this bike is because I live in a small, sailing, bike-friendly town! I am sixteen years old and the bike I have now, I’m starting to outgrow. I would use this new bike to get to my volunteer job easier and faster at my sailing club; I teach kids how to sail. Then afterwards I would ride it near the downtown area for lunch! I would use it to ride to friends houses as well since I don’t have my license yet and don’t want to always bother my parents for rides. It would really help me grow up and stop relying on others. I would finally have something for transportation that I alone can handle and use whenever.This summer would be the best yet if I win this bike!To top it all off, the bike is green too! Which is something people in my town and family really appreciate. When people ask what kind of bike I have, I know they’ll be dying to get one just like it!

  36. mothermayes July 7, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    We live in NYC and really want to take advantage of all new bike lanes. So many summer concerts and events are in the outter boroughs. We have one bike to share, but a second would be amazing and allow us to to more together!

  37. Rich Goldsmith July 7, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I stopped playing rugby about 10 years ago. Since I made it through a dozen years of rucks, mauls and scrums, I assumed I was invincible. I mean, come on – broken ribs, dislocated shoulders and torn ligaments didn’t stop me, so how could things be worse NOT having those things?

    In short, even as I met my lovely wife and managed to avoid collisions with 200+lb men I was laying the seeds for my own destruction. Sadly, this doom I faced was no supervillain, nor a marauding pack of feral poodles. Nay – it was my own assumption that my eating habits, which served me so well all through my years of scrumdowns, helped me balloon into a vaguely Sephardic looking Santa. I give you…exhibit A!
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200820921059225&set=pb.1049550714.-2207520000.1373225816.&type=3&theater

    Now we’ve moved to Chicago and I bike to work every day. But the 2.5 miles aren’t enough. My lovely wife (also pictured above) needs to join me for rides to the store, along the lakefront – anywhere two wheels will take us!

    So help us, Inhabitat. Help us return me to my former glory. We’re counting on your wisdom to propel us merrily along Rahm’s newly installed protected bike paths.

  38. checkeredshoes July 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    This bike has the right posture for my wife, and will allow both of us to be bicycle commuters for errands, nearby events, and the farmer’s market.

  39. Leela Play July 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I really want to win this bike! Have always been as green as possible. Wonderful to see the philosophy coming to bicycles!

    The reason I’d love to win it is that I have a severe complex multi-systemic disease, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) that leaves me able to function at about 10% of pre-disease. I’m a step above housebound and it’s a challenge to maintain my self-sufficiency. Even more so being on disability. I have a small dog, and worry that I am not able to exercise her. If I’m lucky I can manage a bit of a walk with her one or two times a month, which can range from about 50 ft to a small block at a very slow speed.

    My thought is that I could ride the bike, hopefully a bit more often, and it would allow me to go further and faster with less energy-usage than walking. The mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress with ME make the anaerobic threshold very low, and going beyond it leads to post-exertional neuro-immune exhaustion (PENE) that can leave patients flat, unable to function for hours, to days, to weeks, to months. So anything that can give more movement for less energy is almost priceless!

    I think it could result in my dog getting more exercise, and the ability for both of us to get out and be in the world more.

    And of course, riding a green bike would just be plain cool. And having the chance to let others see it and get excited by it is the icing on the cake.

  40. awyn July 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I have my grandmother’s old bike, and at this point, it’s beyond repair. I really miss riding; it was how I got everywhere in college. Now I have a 4-year-old son who refuses to ride a bike…and I really think that if he saw me ride, it’d give him the motivation and interest to do it himself. Taking mother-son bike rides would be fun :)

  41. BuddyG July 7, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I want it because im an explorer at heart
    & my bike now is flat and its always breaking…..
    I need a new Linus so I kan go explore my 3D backyard.

  42. Angie Ning July 7, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I need this bike because I don’t own a bike! I’m moving to Montreal for school soon and i’m trying to save money on transportation. Montreal has an incredible bike culture and cycling network downtown that I would love to take advantage of. I’m also pursuing a career in active transportation planning for urban centers; cycling around Montreal would at least make it look like i’m interested in this career choice!

  43. ScrugLife July 7, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    I’m a young professional living in Boston, and trying to be green by riding the train. But some days it can take 45 min of waiting to even get on a train and begin my commute because it’s so crowded- many people in my office bike to work and I’d like to be one of them. http://instagram.com/p/bR1MreogFC/

  44. arquijuni arquijuni July 7, 2013 at 3:31 am

    I simply can’t live without my bycile and because it got broken while i was mountain byking, my life has become bored, i’m not happy and i’m really strugglinh to get around on foot. You see, i use my bycicle to go places: every single day except weekends i wake up get my bycicle so i can got to university in the moorning, then in the afternoon i need it to go to work as an architect assistent. Most of the time i go visit my girlfriend with my bycicle and on weekends i use my bycicle to go to the beach and do some cicling. I actually drew a map showing my eco-route, wich i would like to post it. None of the activities are being done for a week because i accedently broke my bycicle and it’s been hard to go without it. But i started ridding a bycicle again because i have a paraganglioma cancer and my doctors said i need to do exercices, pedal, walk, etc, but with the busy city life i have it’s hard to have time to do so, so i decided to use a bycicle in order to get to the places i need to go and at the same time keep the good shape and my sanity. So please pretty please, i hope you decide to make me the winner of this competition. I really need a bycicle. I live in Luanda-Angola, and i hope it’s an international competition.

  45. lucij July 7, 2013 at 1:21 am

    I gotta be honest. I want this bike because it is just so damn good looking.

  46. potsdamsusie@gmail.com July 6, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Love inhabitat!

  47. b2 July 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    The DC area is insanely crowded. Everybody drives to work. I use the bus. I’d rather not continue to use it. I want to ride the bike instead.

  48. jhero61 July 6, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I need this bike because, due to injuries, it is very painful to stand, walk or even lay flat on my back. Which has caused me to gain 50 lbs, which doesn’t help the injuries. (Sitting is my most comfortable position.) Due to the pain, subways are “essential use only” and with buses – my main form of transportation – the walk to the stop and standing and waiting are like torture. I am a single mother and I, like most, have hit hard times with the recession. We also lost almost everything in Hurricane Katrina, which brought us to NYC where we lost most of our electric and textile items in Hurricane Sandy. I desperately need a lightweight bike that is easy and comfortable to operate, to use as transportation, to not become a recluse and to get much needed exercise for my jellied muscles. It’s not all bad. My son is happy and healthy, and just finished his freshman year on the Honor Roll of one of the best high schools in the country. Put in perspective, with a child who isn’t gravely ill, or injured, etc., our difficult experiences aren’t so bad. However, I desperately need an easy bike. Specifically, the easy step-through frame, comfort, light weight alloy basket(s) and aluminum crank, and all of the other urban rider advantages of The Scout.

  49. Matthias Kauderer July 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    i live in brooklyn on my friend’s couch and i have a job in manhattan, the commute by train takes about 50 minutes but by bike it would be much faster, cheaper, and i’d get excercise. Having spend my early childhood in europe has given me an affinity for green transportation but my financial situation doesn’t really allow much other htan walking. Public transportation is greener than driving a car, but in the end it still takes that much more energy for the train to carry me.. and hte source of htat energy is not the cleanest. little by little it adds up, but wiht a bike i can completely eliminate that

  50. Barbara Harnack July 6, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    In 1987 my husband and I moved to New Mexico – with our bikes- our beloved Bianchi (green – 1975 and his red Zeus 1973) We cared for them and they were in wonderful condition. Being artists we were able to afford a portable building as a studio and parked and chained our bikes out back in a tent. We then traveled back to New York to visit family. When we returned home our bikes and tent were gone. We assumed they were stolen. Then I got pregnant. A year later we were walking in the hills behind our studio and came across the remnants of our tent and what remained of the bikes. By then we had learned of the power of WIND in New Mexico. The tent had blown a quarter mile away and been run over by a 4×4 and protruded from the sand in an arroyo. We dug up what was left and my husband played with restoring them for years, while we built an adobe home. Time has passed, our daughter is grown up, and we want to ride again. We are still full time artists and the financial hardships of these times have made it difficult for us to even consider investing in cycling again. It is on our goal sheet [to own bicycles] once more, but we sure could use a little help. I am certain there are many people who deserve this prize, but it never hurts to have a dream.

  51. Luciana GS July 6, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I would love this bike so that I can encourage my Fiance to ride More, be more green and park the car More. I’m moving to be WIth him ad h already has a bike, so my having one means we can ride together

  52. mercy July 6, 2013 at 11:34 am

    well.. . i am recovering from a mild traumatic brain injury from a car accident. needless to say, i have no car. . . which is well enough, because i can no longer drive and the planet didn’t need emissions either. but i could ride a bike and it would be extremely helpful in my recovery. as a yogi, i have set an intention with the universe to manifest a bike, as i cannot afford one. if i don’t win this one, it will come another way! :) regardless, thank you for giving away such a lovely gift. namaste!

  53. windycindy July 6, 2013 at 11:22 am

    My son is studying environmental technology at the
    University of Minnesota. He has one year left and then
    he will graduate. He is doing an internship this summer on
    conserving water in a potato processing plant! I would love to surprise him with this for him to share with his girlfriend,
    while they tool around Minneapolis on the weekends. Then, in the fall, he can ride to classes on it…I am an email subscriber of yours…Many thanks to you! Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  54. Merbles July 6, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I’m getting freaking old. I need to do something about it!

  55. Maria Neschetna July 6, 2013 at 4:26 am

    I need this bike because I\\\’ve not had one as I was a child. As a result of this, I don\\\’t know how to ride a bike, so I really need one to start riding, especially in this bike-friendly college town.

  56. poetess July 5, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    We have been totally green for over 3 years now, no car and so we only use public transit, but there are times when a bike would be VERY handy to get around PLUS the added benefit of more vigorous exercise (we have a wonderful bike trail not to far from where we live)so we could REALLY use this awesome bike (well, we need 2 but we can share :)

  57. Elaine Grow July 5, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I have been without a car since 1998. Public transportation has been my go-to means of getting around since then but having a bicycle would be even better. My little town is extremely green, where it seems that every other car is a hybrid, electric cars abound and all manner of bike transport exist, from recumbent to standard and everything in between. That being said, I would love to have a bike to get around so I am not dependent on the bus to get where I want to go as well as shorten my time on the cardio machines at the gym. The Linus bike is the perfect one to accomplish my goal!

  58. jellybean July 5, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    my name is stacy and my friend is a disabled veteran on a fixed income. we both have no transportation and the bike will help out with me to travel to pay bills, get medication for the veteran.

  59. andrew495 Andrew495 July 5, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I’m a Green energy student in L.A, for a long time I have been trying to educate people on the importance of greener forms of transportation. I have been riding a 30 year old, to-small for me, hand-me-down bike, and I have had so many problems with it frequently braking down on me. It hinders my trips to the local farmers market with its lack of carrying capacity, which the new bikes added on side basket would a god sent for. My mother has been trying to force me In to the American way life and have me buy a car and “just drive every where”, I don’t feel confertable doing that with so many cars polluting our environment already and my car would be no help. I have sworn to use local transportation as my main means of long distance transportation, and new RELIABLE form of point to point transport would help me in my efforts of being a part of a greener generation and environmentally conscious and responsible world.

  60. AnnikaTheK July 5, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Anyone who knows me knows that I often speak about how I want a bicycle – but due to rent and the high cost of living I have never ever had that extra bit of money left at the end of the month to save towards a bicycle. I live in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa and always wish I could explore it a bit more with a bicycle, daydreaming about the carefree childhood days when I did have a bike. I might not have the best reason to win this prize, but if I could spend more time riding and actual bike and less time drooling over nice ones in the streets and through shop windows I will surely be a happier person!

  61. Enock July 5, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I Need This Green Ride NOW..

  62. April DeMinco July 5, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I love my vintage cruiser. It’s my most amazing thrift store find yet. It’s great for cruising around town, not so great for commuting to work and running errands. I’m saving for a bike for commuting, however working for a nonprofit doesn’t give me a lot of extra money. Winning the Linus Scout would give me the option to ride to work (so very green and fantastic exercise) and the basket and rear rack make it great for running errands and taking long rides. Plus the gears would be so nice on hills. Denver has an incredible biking community and with as much as I ride, the bike would get a lot of exposure … when people see a nice bike with a cute girl on it they can’t help but check it out. http://pinterest.com/pin/353391901981039610/

  63. Guilherme Almeida July 5, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Next year I’m moving to Milan. But only about 6 months.
    I need this bike because otherwise I will not be able to know the whole city.
    Please help me.

  64. borleyalpha July 5, 2013 at 10:26 am

    I don’t need this bike. My daughter does. I’m disabled w/heart & lung issues. My daughter has stepped in and taken over a huge part of taking care of the household, including four younger siblings. She’s normally the one to get groceries now as I’m usually bedridden most days. She was biking to get them before. Then there was the “accident”. She had gone to the corner to put some mail out at a sidewalk box, slammed. She was hoping to get a replacement bike with some settlement money from the driver that put her in a coma for four days, except that it turns out the texting while driving driver was uninsured. My rock could really use this bike. It would allow her to spread her search for a job, out beyond where she can walk to. It would mean she could head up to the co-op for fresh food, instead of having to rely on the corner store nearby. Thank you for considering us.

  65. littlegrrrlgreen July 5, 2013 at 12:24 am

    A couple of years ago now, some lout stole our bikes. Yep, all three of them, even our daughter’s bike. And yes, we are still without bicycles… all three of us. Our bikes meant a lot to us, and it still hurts when I think about what kind of person would take a little girl’s very first bike. Yeah, adult’s bikes get stolen all the time, but for them to have taken hers too? Just not cool.

    Last year a friend gave us her old bike trailer. So I’ve got a spot for my girl if I can get my hands on a bike again. We really do miss riding around town together. She brings it up often, talking about how much fun we had. I’d love to do it again, and now that we’ve moved and actually have a small garage, we have a safe place to lock one away. :)

    http://td365.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/some-people-do-rotten-things/

    And hey! Even if you don’t pick our family, thanks so much for the chance!

  66. Leo Johnson July 4, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    I need a bicycle, any bicycle. I am over 325 pounds now, and I need to exercise. I have been too sedentary over the last year and a half that I have been unemployed. I need a way to exercise more and a bicycle like this would be perfect. I would prefer not to drive my vehicle for short trips in town. I am in a more rural community and there is no real mass transit for me to use either. It is only a dial a ride service and is not always convenient.

  67. El Cameron July 4, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    I need this bike for ten great reasons:

    1) Nobody in this town commutes to work or school, and the world needs greener transportation.
    2) My 13-year-old car may stop running any day.
    3) I have Multiple Sclerosis, and I need the exercise.
    4) My best friend (who has four legs) has a cruciate ligament tear, and she needs the exercise!
    5) I have Multiple Sclerosis, and want to do Bike MS – but can’t without a bike!
    6) I biked across the U.S. with my parents when I was 9, but haven’t had my own bike as an adult.
    7) Besides the borrowed bike from that trip, the last bike I owned had a banana seat!
    8) I am a former nurse, politically active, an animal rescue volunteer, and an all around nice person who has done lots for others in my lifetime.
    9) I’m completely broke, and could never in a million years afford a great bike like this on my income!
    10) I’m dreaming of it!

  68. El Cameron July 4, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I need this bike for six great reasons:

    1) Nobody in this town commutes to work or school, and the world needs greener transportation.
    2) I have Multiple Sclerosis, and need the exercise.
    3) I have Multiple Sclerosis, and want to do Bike MS!
    4) My best friend (who has four legs) has a cruciate ligament tear, and she needs the exercise!
    5) I’m completely broke, and could never in a million years afford a great bike like this on my income!
    6) My 13-year-old car may stop running any day.

  69. saintsalvage saintsalvage July 4, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Wow!!!!! This is a great giveaway! Incredible!
    I would love this!

  70. lrg48 July 4, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I would like to win because I have a lot of fluid on my legs and it hurts when I walk, so riding a bike will take some of the pressure off of my joints

  71. dickel July 4, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Well, this is actually on behalf of my retired father.

    I mentioned to him that I was looking for a mountain bike and he said he had one in the garage. Leaning over to ride the bike was uncomfortable. So he just stored the bike.

    I thought perhaps it might get my wife on the bike paths, but it was too heavy for her (so now my Nephew has a bike).

    The fact remains, that my father is now without the joy of riding on two wheels. He is well recognized in the Southern California city where he resides (due to his love of dancing, three times a week with females of all ages, some who could easily be his grand children). I imagine that his iconic local status as a very active senior would only be further cemented by having a very well made and comfortable two wheel contraption to get himself around town. Rolling up to the pub to meet his cronies for his weekly afternoon beer klatch downtown would be just like him.

    A bike as comfortable as the Linus brand would fit the bill quite nicely.

    Thanks!

  72. dowlingbi July 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Hi my name is Bill, I am a recovering lymphoma patient. I am 65 and used to love to ride a bike. I would like to kept getting my strength back by bicycling around town. My PT benefits from SS are almost gone for the year. But more than any other reason I can share time with my wife as she walks and I ride to keep in shape. Looks like it would be a lot of fun too.

  73. dowlingbi July 4, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I would love to kept getting my strength back by bicycling around town. My PT benefits from SS are almost gone for the year. But more than any other reason I can share time with my wife as she walks and I ride to keep in shape. Looks like it would be a lot of fun too.

  74. yomango yomango July 4, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I want a new bike,
    one with a durable Hi Tensile steel frame with Chromoly down tube
    one that makes me look like a cool dude,

    I want a new bike,
    one with a Shimano Acera 7 speed derailleur w/ MegaRange cassette,
    one that makes my wife looks like a bedett,

    I want a new bike,
    one with Tektro dual pivot caliper brakes,
    one that when my daughter stops she doesn’t drop her cup cakes,

    I want a new bike,
    one with a a forged aluminum crank and chainguard w/ enclosed crank,
    one to be the envy of all when I stop by the bank,

    I want a new bike,
    one with a Double wall alloy rims with stainless steel spokes,
    one to ride with my family down and around the beautiful oaks,

    I want a new bike,
    one with Linus Elysian tires w/ gum wall,
    one that is admired by all,

    I want a new bike,
    one with Genuine leather grips,
    one that shapes up my wife’s hips,

    I want a new bike,
    one with a mid-century alloy bell,
    one that is a breathing spell.

  75. bwest July 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Hi, I would love more than anything to be the owner of this bike! I just moved West to the land of opportunity to pursue career dreams but in order to pay the bills, I drive (or nurse my breaks!) for over an hour to and from work everyday. On the weekend, I do my best not to get in a car and this bike would guarantee that. Within a year, I plan to be working for myself and riding a bike to and from work everyday. This would fulfill 50% of my dream. Thanks for your consideration. https://twitter.com/BwestDesign/status/352821690318856192/photo/1

  76. aditiamalean July 4, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Hi, I\’m moving to Brooklyn this summer, and would love to ride around the city on this bike. I\’m an architect/designer in the city and this would be the perfect way to commute and more.

  77. Genie Roach July 4, 2013 at 9:45 am

    PICK ME… THI IS PERFECT FOR GREEN PORTLAND

  78. Rebecca Brock July 4, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Hello! I’m Rebecca a 26 year old waitress who is seeking a degree in Environmental Science.
    This past November I tore my acl and both meniscus in my right knee; I had surgery this past March (the longest knee surgery performed by my U of M doctor this year- just to give you some perspective into the seriousness of my injury). I have missed months of work during which I was in a removable full leg cast for several weeks. Even though I have health insurance it did not cover the entire cost of the surgery or any physical therapy (3 months worth) or my braces needed after the surgery. Unfortunately because I am responsible for all my living, medical and schooling finances I have had to shift funds away from my degree in order to pay for my recovery. Currently biking is the only form of cardio I can perform and is crucial in the success of my recovery . I do not have a bike and winning this would help me turn a corner in my recovery, one that will help me get back to work full time, and increase my likelihood of getting back to school.
    I know my story may not be the most interesting on paper but I promise you I am in need. This bike would be a beacon of hope.

  79. Stephanie Trevor July 4, 2013 at 12:25 am

    I need that bike because I need a bike. Mine was stolen a while ago, but I admit I didn’t fully appreciate it before that fateful day. Now I’m moving to a more bike-friendly part of town, in Chicago, and I’m losing the piece of crap car I’ve had since I first moved to the city. This lovely bike would be the perfect addition to my household and a welcome housewarming and graduation gift (I just graduated from UChicago).

  80. fede July 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    My mom turns 67 soon, on July 28. She has never ridden a bike, never learned tells us. If I win the bike, it would be a good gift to give her and in this way to fulfill that desire to ride a bike … and she can feel and expirience what is bicycling …

  81. greggolz July 3, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Only bikes, buses, and feet have been my way.
    For the last 4 years my legs have endured the burn.
    Now, I am moving back to the United States next Tuesday.
    I want to continue to live a car free life and will need a bike as soon as I return.

  82. Gleb Sonner July 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    It will be a good present for my lovely future wife!=)

  83. Jon Brooks July 3, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Nice bike!

  84. adina39 July 3, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I exercise by riding my bicycle and my bike is quite old and not working that great. I have problem knees and my doctor said that bike riding is the best exercise for remedying this problem. In these economic times, it\\\’s not easy for me to buy a new or even a used bike. This bike would make my life so much easier and keep me as mobile as possible. It would help me get around and take care of my errands.

  85. jmilton July 3, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I have ridden my bike to work for 34 years, and the poor thing is about to give up the ghost permanently. I put very few miles on my car, about 17,000 in the 12 years since my father gave me the 1987 model. The basket and rack will allow me to cut out yet more trips by car and reduce putting miles on my car even further.

  86. fxbuck July 3, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Is my town in need of a good example? You bet! Too many of us are driving everywhere. Why? We forget about how much we need the outdoors. With all of this beautiful weather (except for the occasional rainy days) we all need to get outside. How much more likely it will be with this beautiful Linus bike.

    See you out there!
    Frank

  87. amperry July 3, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    The vintage feel of this bicycle will perfectly suit my husband, who\\\’s never owned a bike newer than a 1970s-vintage Schwinn Mesa Runner, despite a regular road-riding habit and 35 years of mountain biking with his group of friends, the BEARCATS (Bicyclists Exploring Anthracite Railroads, Canals, And other Transportation Systems). He\\\’s never minded buying the rest of the family modern bikes, but he\\\’s stuck with his beloved vintage ride. The Scout\\\’s wonderfully timeless styling could finally, almost seamlessly, bring him into the 21st century, and its terrific components could be just the modernizing it will take to get him commuting by bicycle again and leave his \\\’92 Plymouth at home. He can reserve the Mesa Runner for jaunts around the Delaware Bay and the annual October BEARCATS Fall Foliage Ride through the Lehigh River Gorge. We\\\’ll hardly recognize him!

  88. AMPerry July 3, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    The vintage feel of this bicycle will perfectly suit my husband, who\’s never owned a bike newer than a 1970s-vintage Schwinn Mesa Runner, despite a regular road-riding habit and 35 years of mountain biking with his group of friends, the BEARCATS (Bicyclists Exploring Anthracite Railroads, Canals, And other Transportation Systems). He\’s never minded buying the rest of the family modern bikes, but he\’s stuck with his beloved vintage ride. The Scout\’s wonderfully timeless styling could finally, almost seamlessly, bring him into the 21st century, and its terrific components could be the just modernizing it will take to get him commuting by bicycle again and leave his \’92 Plymouth at home. He can reserve the Mesa Runner for jaunts around the Delaware Bay and the annual October BEARCATS Fall Foliage Ride through the Lehigh River Gorge. We\’ll hardly recognize him!

  89. michalskidesign July 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I am desperate need of this bicycle! My vintage bike is too expensive to repair and I am tired of spending money to pollute the air by driving on gasoline. I live in the most beautiful natural environment of the Napa Valley. I am walking distance to downtown but I need a bike to take me on my errands, shopping, visiting friends, movies, etc. My husband rides his Schwinn and currently I borrow my neighbor\\\’s bike. I sure would love one to call my own!

  90. jillbilly July 3, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I need this bike to get to work.

  91. Robert Run July 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    These are all photos I took during bike trips on my old bike, the one I built myself practically, and gave away to a friend who needed it more than me. I need a new bike, really bad, it’s summer and I have not been riding. When I lived in Chicago, for 17 years I did not own a car. I rode my bike everywhere, sometimes 40 mile per day round trip to various sub-contracting jobs, even in the cold weather.

    These shots were taken in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I am ready to discover Northern Wisconsin, and I need a bike.. BAAD. I am currently doing a work trade on a farm, renovating a farm house with repurposed materials, and learning how to make and do things with raw milk, like making butter and yogurt.

    Autumn 2010
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4674697585745.2189375.1242846194

    Riding the Ridge
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2320599734770.2138820.1242846194

    Look Ma! No Chemtrails!
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1696083042243.2097476.1242846194

    A baby Fox can be called a cub, pup or kit
    https://www.facebook.com/Antler/media_set?set=a.3810392258652.2170905.1242846194

    Feel free to look at my hiking albums too, there are some really nice shots from some hikes as well…

  92. bignanie July 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I would love to win this ! I would give this to my grandson. he has done SO much for me & my mother (she has passed). a great kid, & needs a bike to get to work-leaving his Mom time for other things.I am on a fixed income & have not been able to give gifts to any of my 7 grandchildren! had to close my business, house was lost to foreclosure & now have to live with my brother. life goes on & just hope this will be something great!
    thank you! :)

  93. liaisonsus July 3, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I would love to win this bicycle , because my very old falling apart rusty bicycle just was stolen!
    After my wonderful son totalled my car, I never bought another car and I do everything on foot or with my bicycle. I was born in Antwerp Belgium, where a lot of people young and even very old, ride a bicycle. It is a bit more difficult here in Los Angeles.

  94. nan July 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I teach core conditioning and alignment just a few miles away. It’s high time I left the prius home and pedaled to work!

  95. hilljane July 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Addendum to my previous comment.

    https://twitter.com/hjsobe/status/352480035627757568

    #GreenMyRide

  96. winglessfae winglessfae July 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I would love to have this bike because My husband and I currently drive a death machine. We do everything we can to not have to drive anywhere, we take the bus and walk every chance we get. If I had a bike with a basket though, I wouldn\’t even need to use my van for the grocery store. Here\’s where you can see my awesome ride- https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151675764516866.1073741827.501516865&type=1&l=bf288c55f4
    It\’s deceiving in appearance because it\’s never been wrecked and only has weather damage on the outside, but I\’ve listed everything wrong in the photos. The worst part being the face mask I have to wear while driving if I want to open the windows. http://instagram.com/p/Z6djsssO8P/ We are so incredibly green in every other area of our lives, it breaks my dang heart to have to keep pumping gas in this disgusting thing but we can\’t afford decent bikes unless someone would actually want to buy this junker from us. It would change so much for me if I had the freedom to fly around town with the wind in my hair and no exhaust pumped directly in to my lungs! :)

  97. hilljane July 3, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    It’s been quite a year, the busiest by far,
    And to help, my dear parents have lent me their car.
    I have just one teensy problem; it’s an SUV,
    And the environment means too much to me.

    O’er the last 12 months I’ve had my first taste
    Of an office job, and really, it’s been great!
    But at a desk, in a cubicle I sit all day,
    And many extra pounds have come my way.

    “A bike,” I thought,”it could cure these ills!”
    But in the fall I start school where I’ll learn to push pills
    (As a pharmacist, silly!) And as September draws near,
    A $25,000 per year tuition statement is bound to appear.

    Did you listen closely to the reasons three
    Why the Linus Scout and I are meant to be?
    My impending debt makes a nice bike out of reach!
    Please help me lose weight and not be a gasoline leech.

    If this poem did not convince you, I have one last request:
    Check out my Pinterest page dedicated to bikes, go ahead, be my guest!
    For this mode of transportation, I would surely be best.

    My car: http://i39.tinypic.com/33yqptj.jpg
    My tuition: http://i41.tinypic.com/o5w86d.png
    http://pinterest.com/hillaryjanes/je-veux-un-velo/

  98. theprchef July 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    The Scout Bicycle by Scout Regalia is the perfect example of style, form and consciousness for and of the environment coming together to provide a perfect ride. I love riding a bicycle and this would be MY perfect ride.

  99. tmvliet July 3, 2013 at 11:38 am

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    I want a bicycle race
    - Queen
    I’d like a bicycle to ride while I sing this song :)

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