Archive for September, 2007
. . . totally cool bikes from Project Rwanda. Although, I must admit the folks in Rwanda need them more than I do. Maybe I could buy one and pay for two to be sent there?
While you are at that link, check out the amazing things this group is doing for the people of [...]
No charges in death of Mesa cyclist: Police say more proof is needed to cite driver with violation of "3-foot law"
According to The Arizona Republic, no charges will be filed in the recent death of Linda Cleapor in Mesa. While riding her bicycle she was overtaken and struck and killed by a semi-truck on September 12.
The fact she was hit and killed by the truck is not enough evidence, police say, to charge the [...]
I stole this link from Urban Velo. Yes, that is a collapsible tallbike, that comes apart to fit in a suitcase you can take on the plane. Take on the plane to, in this case, Rwanda!
I’ve always wanted one of those cool Ritchey collapsible bikes, but this takes the concept to a whole [...]
So folks, the Tucson Tuesday Night Community Bike Ride has continued to grow. This week the count was 230 cyclists! If you haven’t made it out yet, the time and place are the same for next Tuesday. We meet on the University of Arizona campus at University Blvd. and Park, just inside [...]Read More..>>
As many readers know, I have very mixed feelings about Critical Mass. I am familiar with the history of civil disobedience and its merits, but in this instance I think we need to broadcast the joy of bicycling along with our willingness to obey rational bike laws. I think we get farther with [...]Read More..>>
Rhino of www.urbanseedaz.blogspot.com sent me an interesting observation the other day. He and his family live considerably more car-free than most and he has a child-trailer to haul around his daughter Nakai, though he says he only does so when he can use particularly safe routes to get where he’s going.
Sometimes, though, he takes [...]
I posted here some time ago aboutgetting grazed by a Sun Trans bus. I filed a complaint with Sun Trans and met with their attorney, and they were very gracious to me but I never heard from them again after I filed the complaint, even though I asked them to follow up with me [...]Read More..>>
At least that’s what I’m told, and it seems about right. It was a big crowd.
The bike ride is informal and, as far as I can tell, not led or organized by anyone. It consists of a slow-paced, three or four mile saunter through town, usually including a trip up Fourth [...]
We forgot to mention–the Tuesday night bike rides are still happening. Last week over 100 people turned out for a slow, meandering ride through town. The pace is very slow–lots of people show up on old Schwinn girl’s bikes with one speed–and everyone stops and regroups periodically anyway since keeping that many people [...]Read More..>>
Cyclists from the Bike Couriers Bike Shop in Louisville, Kentucky took it to the streets this week to call attention to pedestrian and cyclist fatalities. Pulling a coffin replica on a bike trailer, the group stopped at the offices of the mayor, police chief, and commonwealth attorney. “We’re looking for accountability,” said Jackie [...]Read More..>>