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  • Man shot to death by cyclist in Uptown (north side of Chicago)

    08/20/2018 11:36:29 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 8/19/2018 | Staff
    A man was shot dead Sunday morning in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side. Dennis Thomas Jr., 33, was sitting in a vehicle about 8:10 a.m. in the 4600 block of North Clifton when someone pulled up on a bicycle and shot him several times, according to Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. He lived in the same block where he was shot. The shooter then rode off in an unknown direction, police said. Area North detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.
  • Liberals Bike Through Tajikistan Are Stabbed Dead By ISIS

    08/16/2018 10:18:14 AM PDT · by detective · 76 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full tile: Bleeding-Heart Liberals Bike Through Tajikistan to Prove “Evil Is a Make-Believe Concept” — Are Stabbed Dead By ISIS A young American couple quit their jobs to bike across central Asia. he couple, Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, were posting about their adventures online. Jay wrote that “evil is a make-believe concept” in one of his last posts. The couple wanted to share their openheartedness with all of the people they met on their journey. In Tajikistan they were murdered by ISIS. Both cyclists were found with several knife wounds. ISIS posted a photo after killing the...
  • American couple killed in terror attack were on dream trip around the world

    08/02/2018 4:10:06 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 93 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | August 1, 2018 | Tamar Lapin
    The American couple murdered in an ISIS-claimed car attack in Tajikistan quit their office jobs last year and were in the midst of pursuing their lifelong dream of cycling around the world when they were killed. Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, both 29 and living in Washington, DC, chronicled their adventures on a blog called “Simply Cycling” where they wrote that they’d decided to take on the globe on two wheels, “because life is short and the world is big and we want to make the most of our youth and good health before they’re gone.”
  • Millennial Couple Bikes Through ISIS Territory to Prove ‘Humans Are Kind’ and Gets Killed

    08/15/2018 4:27:40 PM PDT · by GraceG · 211 replies
    Pluralist ^ | 15 Aug 2018 | Michael Sinkewicz
    "Evil is a make-believe concept we've invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans." A progressive young American couple was killed in an Islamic State-claimed terrorist attack last month while on a bike trip around the world. Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, who were both in their late 20s, quit their jobs in 2017 to embark on a trip around the world. Austin, a vegan, and Geoghegan, a vegetarian, decided that they're were wasting their lives working. "I’ve grown tired of spending the best hours of my day in front of a glowing rectangle, of coloring the best years...
  • China Is Still Sorting Through Its Colorful Bike-Share Graveyards

    08/07/2018 8:45:26 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    Atlantic ^ | Aug 1, 2018 | Alan Taylor
    Back in March, I posted “The Bike-Share Oversupply in China: Huge Piles of Abandoned and Broken Bicycles,” showing just some of the millions of bicycles that had been rapidly built and dumped into Chinese cities by bike-share companies looking to get in on the next big thing, only to crash hard. In the months since, more of those bike-share startups have gone bankrupt or consolidated, and the bicycle graveyards remain. Municipal governments are still wrangling with the fallout, confiscating derelict or illegally parked bikes, crafting new laws, and working out what to do with millions of abandoned bicycles. In a...
  • New surveillance video, photos show bicyclist accused of fatally shooting Houston Methodist doctor

    07/24/2018 8:58:59 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 18 replies
    KPRC Click2Houston ^ | Brittany Taylor | Brittany Taylor
    HOUSTON - New surveillance video and pictures were released Monday of a man who officials say fatally shot a doctor on a bicycle Friday near the Texas Medical Center and then fled.
  • Onetime Bush doctor is gunned down riding bicycle to hospital where he worked

    07/20/2018 7:30:59 PM PDT · by be-baw · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    A cardiologist who once treated former President George H.W. Bush was gunned down Friday morning while riding his bicycle through Houston’s Texas Medical Center. *snip* Hausknecht was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Finner said he was hit at least once. The area where the shooting took place is part of a 1,345-acre complex of hospitals and medical institutions, including the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and is teeming with traffic and pedestrians during the day. Hausknecht was going to work at Houston Methodist Hospital when he was shot, the hospital's CEO said in...
  • "Houston Methodist doctor on bike fatally shot at Texas Medical Center"

    07/21/2018 1:07:09 PM PDT · by HereInTheHeartland · 33 replies
    "A Houston doctor who was riding his bicycle to work in the Texas Medical Center on Friday morning was gunned down by another cyclist who passed him, turned and fired two shots, and then rode off."
  • Another School Shooting: Why and What Should We Do?

    05/24/2018 2:16:28 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 37 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Two weeks ago we endured the third anniversary of the death of my beloved pastor and father-in-law, David Fitzpatrick. David was killed by an impaired (alcohol and drugs), hit-and-run motorist. David’s killer pleaded guilty to first degree vehicular homicide, among other charges, and is now spending many years in prison. … I recall vividly the gut-wrenching moments on May 4, 2015 when we knew there was a bicyclist down in the area where my father-in-law used to ride. The calls to David’s cell phone that would never be answered; the rushed and lonely drive from my job to the crash...
  • How California Car Culture Killed The Promise Of A 20-Minute Commute

    04/16/2018 8:33:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    KPBS News ^ | April 16, 2018 | Meghan McCarty Carino/KPCC
    As an innovator and early adopter of freeways, California became the symbolic capital of car culture. But the ease of movement conferred by the massive postwar freeway building boom was short-lived, turning the dream of car travel into a nightmare of congestion and long commutes. The story of how Californians went from getting around to getting stuck behind the wheel is deeply entwined with the history of the urban freeway, an enterprise that advanced earlier and on a larger scale here than anywhere else in the country. Half a century ago, there was reason for optimism about cars. Los Angeles...
  • Cyclist recovering from crash with drunk driver injured again in hit-and-run

    04/13/2018 9:05:51 AM PDT · by bgill · 76 replies
    kxan ^ | Apr. 12, 2018 | Alyssa Goard
    When JoJo McKibben was the victim of a hit-and-run on April 3 as she biked to work, she wasn't all that surprised. She was hit while biking by a drunk driver last summer and has come to expect that cars won't realize she's riding on two wheels. McKibben's boyfriend Brendan Sharpe said he has also been seriously injured by cars while he's biked in Austin, once in 2009 and again in 2015... Katie Delleoz, the executive director of Bike Austin, said she personally has nearly been struck at the same intersection McKibben was hit at last week
  • Oops. Clearwater cites bike shop for city-owned bike rack

    01/05/2018 10:40:35 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 19 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | January 5, 2018 | Tracey McManus
    CLEARWATER — The city’s violation letter used bold letters in all caps to describe The Path Bicycle and Ride Shop’s alleged offense. "INSTALLED SPIRAL BICYCLE RACK ON SIDEWALK WITHOUT PROPER PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS," it declared. The Path owner Gary Keener was dumbfounded when his landlord forwarded him the notice last week. Because he didn’t install the brand new bicycle rack on the sidewalk — The city did. "I just thought it was pretty pathetic," said Keener, who has owned the Cleveland Street shop for six years. "We’re kind of an anchor retail business that actually brings people to the downtown...
  • Lawrence Solomon: Ban the bike! How cities made a huge mistake in promoting cycling

    12/17/2017 2:23:19 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 59 replies
    Financial Post ^ | December 1, 2017 | Lawrence Solomon
    --SNIP-- Today the bicycle is a mixed bag, usually with more negatives than positives. In many cities, bike lanes now consume more road space than they free up, they add to pollution as well as reducing it, they hurt neighbourhoods and business districts alike, and they have become a drain on the public purse. The bicycle today — or rather the infrastructure that now supports it — exemplifies “inappropriate technology,” a good idea gone wrong through unsustainable, willy-nilly top-down planning. London, where former mayor Boris Johnston began a “cycling revolution,” shows where the road to ruin can lead. Although criticism...
  • The Rise of Run Rage

    11/17/2017 6:50:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 27, 2017 | Cindy Kuzma
    Most of the time, Chris Coon is a mild-mannered, low-key pastor at Urban Village Church in Chicago.But when the collar comes off and the running shorts—and especially a race bib—go on, the 49-year-old turns into a different person. An angry one. The things that stoke his ire? Poor race organization. Course volunteers who don’t direct runners at turns. And cars, especially those that don’t yield the right of way or even acknowledge his presence in an intersection. Not only does anger bubble up more frequently when he’s running, he says, he’s also more likely to act on it. “I’ve flipped...
  • Act of terror: At least 8 dead, 11 injured in truck rampage on lower Manhattan bike path; ‘lone wolf

    10/31/2017 12:41:56 PM PDT · by SomeCallMeTim · 504 replies
    PIX 11 NYC TV ^ | 10/31/2017 | Aliza Chasan
    Apparently, an active shooter and perhaps a truck attack going on NOW in lower Manhattan....
  • Not mad, just adventurous: Cyclist completes trip around the world in 80 days

    09/19/2017 4:35:50 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 37 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 19, 2017 | Peter Ford
    SPIRIT OF HUMANITY   Mark Beaumont set a world record, cycling 16 hours every day on his 79-day trip through 16 countries. The hardest part of the challenge, he said, was sleep deprivation. PARIS—As he got off his bike in front of the Arc de Triomphe, Mark Beaumont looked remarkably fresh for a man who had just cycled around the globe in less than 80 days, shattering the world record. After pedaling for 16 hours a day through 16 countries, Mr. Beaumont arrived on Monday evening to a welcome from family and friends at the spot from which he had...
  • First statewide bicycle tax in nation leaves bike-crazy Oregon riders deflated

    07/18/2017 10:40:03 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7.17.17 | Valerie Richardson
    In Oregon, a state known for its avid bicycling culture, the state Legislature’s approval of the first statewide bike tax in the nation has fallen flat with riders.
  • First bicycle tax in nation leaving bike-crazy Oregon riders crazy.

    07/18/2017 12:59:41 AM PDT · by gattaca · 105 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/17/2017 | Valerie Richardson
    In Oregon, a state known for its avid bicycling culture, the state Legislature’s approval of the first bike tax in the nation has fallen flat with riders. Democratic Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign the sweeping $5.3 billion transportation package, which includes a $15 excise tax on the sale of bicycles costing more than $200 with a wheel diameter of at least 26 inches. Even though the funding has been earmarked for improvements that will benefit cyclists, the tax has managed to irk both anti-tax Republicans and environmentally conscious bikers. BikePortland publisher Jonathan Maus called it “an unprecedented step...
  • Seattle’s Pronto bike share shutting down on Friday

    03/28/2017 7:55:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 58 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | David Gutman
    Poor, poor Pronto.Seattle’s beleaguered bike-share system is not long for this world. Its last day of operation will be Friday. After a weekend in purgatory, work crews will begin taking down and packing up the program’s 54 stations and 500 bikes on Monday. That process will last about two weeks, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) said.
  • Filmmakers Set Bait Bikes and Film Results - Incredible Street Justice Video

    03/26/2017 8:39:30 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 23 replies
    This was a dangerous thing to do, and taking the law into one's own hands is never a good thing to do, but there is some incredible street justice here. Especially good are the exploding air bags and electric dog training shock collars inserted into the seats of the bikes the perps are trying steal.