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The growth of cycling is a hot topic in the Pacific North West of the US of A. The proposed solutions to the problems of global warming and falling fuel prices include taxing bicycles and a new fuel tax that manages to combine the worst aspects of socialism - protection of inefficient and failing industries with the worst aspects of free market economics - imposing a tax that doesn't take account of people's ability to pay it and which rewards the rich, and the inefficient. Oh, and it's rather enviormentally short sighted too. Genius.

Here's a great over-view of the Oregon bike tax furore from, er… Bristol

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.