Archive for August, 2007
There have always been some work bikes in America, but never many. It seems the tide may be turning, because more manufacturers are appearing. The Xtra-Cycle is a terrific example of a bike that is a work bike but is also so cool it is hard not to want one.
Now there is a [...]
There is an astonishingly uninformative article on bike safety in today’s Arizona Star. It tells us that motorists should be alert and that bicyclists should wear helmets and not ride the wrong way on the street.
What is interesting, though, are the comments to the article. As of now there is one [...]
I cross Speedway at 3rd Avenue several times a day. There is a crosswalk there and a sign informing motorists they are to stop when the crosswalk is occupied, but it is a very dangerous crossing so I take a lot of care. A young man was killed there last September, and I [...]Read More..>>
An interesting thing happened to me yesterday at a minor trial in city traffic court. I had been retained by a local cyclist to represent him in a hearing over his failure to stop at a stop sign. He had really blown through the thing, so we didn’t have much of a case [...]Read More..>>
From the “Another big surprise” department comes word of a scientific study that shows bike commuters to be happier than the poor slobs trapped every day in a car. Hat tip to Allison D for this link!Read More..>>
Sometimes cyclists can be their own worst enemies. Check out this article from Portland about the “zoobombers” who apparently delight in high-speed downhill runs through traffic, stop signs, and red lights at night in Portland. It seems some of them are bragging about this ride.Read More..>>
Is it one shooter, or are there many? Is shooting cyclists with a paintball gun the new frat-boy pastime in Tucson?
A cyclist who spoke to me today tells me he was shot five times in the head, at close range, from a vehicle in mid-July. He did not fall but was left bleeding [...]