Archive for August, 2009
Sex columnist Dan Savage has weighed in on cycling fatalities. For some reason
It took a whole seven comments for someone to say that because bicyclists are small and unprotected by a giant steel cage, they should go ride elsewhere.
Now go ride your bike.
(Image brazenly stolen from drunkcyclist.com)
The New York Times has a great article on the sidewalk bike repair shops that are starting to appear in New York, probably as a result of more cyclists and a growing market.
I’ll never forget sitting in a cafe in Mexico City and watching a delivery boy with a flat tire make a call on [...]
It appears that at least two bicyclists suffered broken bones from falling on the trolley tracks when the Fourth Avenue Underpass opened last Thursday night.
It seems every time the Tuesday Night Bike Ride goes past the tracks, somebody goes down. It happened again last night, but the cyclist was fortunately not injured.
Geocaching is a kind of high-tech treasure hunt except mainly without the treasure.
I got an email not long ago from a person asking my thoughts on placing geocaches at ghost bikes around town. I spent some time thinking about it but never got back to him since I didn’t really know what [...]
Behold the Raleigh Glorie.
Available only in Denmark. Sigh.
Only in Portland, Oregon.
A mom rides up to a wind-powered, locavore burger-joint on an Xtra-cycle with all three of her kids on it, and gets refused service at the drive thru window. So she tweets about it and the next thing you know the Burgerville is changing their policy and she’s in USA Today.
I am hoping to try it out by bike sometime today. My friend A went through it and reports that navigating the tracks and trolley scared her to death.
Meanwhile, as we celebrate getting the underpass, Copenhagen will get 13 new bike super-highways.
According to the article, 55 percent of Copenhagen citizens ride their bike daily! [...]
Tucsonbikelawyer was vacationing/researching a case in the mountains of Colorado last week. The nice thing about this case is it required me to go to some very remote places that were not accessible by road. So I took my trusty mountain bike, a Surly Karate Monkey single-speed that I had the folks at [...]Read More..>>
This letter to the editor was published today in the AZ Daily Star:
Share the road
Aug. 14 marked the anniversary of Chuck Nystrom’s death on Tanque Verde Road. My husband was struck and killed by an impaired and impatient driver that day. Also, that day, four nurses stopped to offer the benefit of their professional skills. [...]