Archive for February, 2010
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I am fascinated by the variety of efforts different countries take to encourage cycling. Some countries have national advertising campaigns to promote bicycling; Paris has its celebrated rental bikes; Bogota closes over a hundred miles of its streets every Sunday, and many other South American cities are doing so now as well. [...]Read More..>>
The comment in Danehy’s article (post below) that he would never ride a bike in the street or allow his children to do so because he’s too scared has really stuck in my craw. Mainly it’s the sense of superiority I detect in most of his writing (if you aren’t scared like me then [...]Read More..>>
Leave it BICAS to celebrate the rodeo (for you non-Tucsonans: when the rodeo is in town here, they actually close school — even the community college) by holding a Wild West Ride.
Tucsonbikelawyer has been utterly buried in briefing and court hearings for over a week (you may have noticed the silence on this website) but [...]
Tom Danehy has an article on the Rincon award. You be the judge.
I have a hard time paying much attention to a fellow who believes that art should never be publicly funded and who does everything in his power to keep his children from riding a bicycle on the street. He [...]
I just got out of a bicycle-related trial (we won) and while there I got a chance to chat with a U of A officer who was there on a wrong-way riding violation. I asked him about that and he said that they had recently emphasized this over stop-sign violations. He completely agreed [...]Read More..>>
My friend Lauren headed home today to Chicago, poor thing.
Stolen from my new favorite blog, Riding Pretty.
Good grief, I just spent the afternoon riding around the U District and 4th Avenue and I am here to tell you: the brakeless fixed-gear phenomenon has in no way abated. I even saw some doufus inexperienced rider riding a brakeless fixed-gear mountain bike with front suspension. What’s that about?
I think the [...]
This story needs more coverage to debunk the Fox News version, and I thought this was a good write-up of it.
How global warming contributed to the snow
A warming world increases atmospheric moisture, which leads to massive snowstorms
By Mike Tidwell
February 14, 2010
You can’t even find your car on the street, the kids have been out of [...]
The so-called “Idaho Stop” statute, as most of my readers know by now, has been introduced again here in Arizona. My representative Daniel Patterson has joined with Matt Heinz, another legislator from Tucson, to sponsor this bill. It was introduced by Rep. Quelland, a long-time bicycle commuter from Phoenix.
The bill is [...]