Archive for April, 2008
From today’s paper:
Platinum bike-friendly award eludes regionBy Andrea KellyArizona Daily Star
The Tucson metropolitan area has been awarded another gold-level designation for bicycle friendliness, which is good, but not really where advocates wanted to be.Gold is the second-highest designation from the League of American Bicyclists; only a platinum award is better.
The Tucson area was first recognized [...]
El Grupo youth cycling team successfully completed the Tour of the Tucson Mountains bicycle race last weekend. Months of hard work paid off. El Grupo rode as a pack and averaged 18.8 mph for the 70 mile race. Pretty impressive considering it was the first race for 15-year-old Pablo Silva, who is [...]Read More..>>
A 30-year-old man from Florida was sentenced to 25 years in prison for hitting and killing a mentally handicapped man on a bicycle and leaving him to die in the road. The motorist denied knowledge of hitting the bicyclist, saying that he thought someone had shot at his car or thrown a brick threw [...]Read More..>>
It seems every Tuesday Night Bike Ride somebody comes up to me with another horror story about almost getting hit by a Sun Tran bus and I can see why. Is there some kind of institutional hostility over there against bicyclists? What is it about that organization? Are there any cyclists [...]Read More..>>
Hopefully I have the bugs worked out of this.
Lauren obtained the audio of the 911 calls that got the helicopter called out on the April 8 Tuesday Night Bike Ride. It’s a .wav file. If it doesn’t work for you, try right clicking and downloading, but it should open up right away with a [...]
Urban Velo put this up and it is just so hilarious for an old art history/cycling double-major like me that I can’t resist sharing it.
It cheered me up on a grim evening, so maybe it will do the same for you!
Exxon-Mobil posted record profits this year, easily beating all other Fortune 500 Companies.
Exxon’s 40 billion dollar profit this year is the highest ever annual profit from a U.S. company, a record that Exxon-Mobil also set in 2006 and 2005.
Fun times from my old home of Moscow, Idaho:
Motorist brandishes knife in confrontation with bicyclist (Subscription required)
A man allegedly threatened to cut a bicyclist’s throat with a pocket knife during an altercation at the corner of Sixth and Jackson streets Wednesday.
Moscow Assistant Police Chief David Duke said a witness reported at about 4:50 p.m. that [...]
This event is a benefit for El Grupo Youth Cycling in Tucson. The way it works is that Ignacio and Daniela hide puzzle pieces in diabolical places all over town and then give out a map with hints of varying degrees of uselessness which drive you crazy as you try to find the puzzle [...]Read More..>>
I love the GABA Bike Swap, which was yesterday. There is always plenty to look at and usually there are lots of frames I would just love to buy if only they were a lot larger. This time around I bought two sets of wheels, a really cool old Raleigh three speed with [...]Read More..>>