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  • Bicyclist arrested after trying to order Taco Bell in drive-through

    11/19/2014 9:30:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    news journal ^ | November 18, 2014 | Patricio G. Balona
    A drunken New Smyrna Beach bicyclist whose drive-through order at Taco Bell was rejected because he wasn't in a car refused to leave the restaurant then tussled with police, according to an arrest report. Gabriel Harris, 33, was charged with resisting an officer with violence in the late-night incident and was out of the Volusia County Branch Jail on $1,000 bail, records show.
  • Gino Bartali: The man who helped save Italy's Jews("Italy's very own version of Babe Ruth")

    10/29/2014 6:44:57 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2014 | James Masters
    (CNN) -- "He never asked nor accepted any reward, because he was good and simple and did not think that one did good for a reward." (Primo Levi, If This Is A Man) Gino Bartali wanted to keep it to himself. How could a man, so famous and so revered, keep it a secret for so long? "Good is something you do, not something you talk about," Bartali once explained. "Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket." He was Italy's very own version of Babe Ruth -- a man whose personality, character and success transcended sport....
  • Squirrel’s final dash ends in disaster with cyclist injured

    10/06/2014 9:14:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 6, 2014 | Vivian Ho
    In an act of nature that defied the laws of probability, a squirrel seriously injured a bicyclist at the Levi’s GranFondo charity ride in Sonoma County over the weekend when it ran onto the course and got caught in the spokes of the man’s bike, authorities said.
  • Bloggers trash Central Park cyclist

    09/21/2014 10:16:11 AM PDT · by Mercat · 89 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 09/21/2014 | Larry Celona
    Even his fellow “Tridorks” and “Freds” are turning on him. Cyclists are racing online to rage against speed demon Jason Marshall — and show their support for the tragic victim he mowed down in Central Park. As Jill Tarlov, 59, remained on life support from her massive head injuries at an Upper East Side hospital, cyclists took to blogs and Twitter to jeer Marshall for slamming his $4,000 racing bike into the Connecticut mother of two on Thursday at a West Drive intersection. Some insiders blasted Marshall as a triathlon-obsessed “Tridork,” and a “Fred,” both derogatory terms for Lycra-clad cyclists...
  • New state law allows vehicle surcharge for bike lanes

    09/20/2014 6:23:34 PM PDT · by rey · 38 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | September 20, 2014
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing local governments to impose a vehicle registration surcharge to pay for bike lanes and trails. The governor's office said in a statement that Brown signed the bill in Sacramento on Saturday. It lets cities, counties or regional park districts to impose an annual vehicle registration surcharge of up to $5 to pay for local bike lanes and trails. The surcharge can be imposed until Jan. 1, 2025. Democratic Sen. Mark DeSaulnier of Concord sponsored the bill that passed the Senate 24-9 in August. Opponents argued that drivers should not have...
  • Colombia women’s cycling team looks naked in new uniform — SEE IT

    09/15/2014 2:34:14 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 93 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 14, 2014
    Colombia's national cycling team has become a laughing stock with its new skin-toned uniforms. Designers of the female squad's new garb bizarrely decided to use nude-colored cloth around the groin area.
  • Seven-Year-Old Swede Cycles to Berlin

    07/26/2014 11:06:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local ^ | 24 Jul 2014
    Edvin Blomdahl is seven-years-old. He also cycled from Sweden to Berlin, a journey of 370 kilometres, in four days. "We actually thought we would take a week to make the trip, but then we didn't have time. We thought we might have to take the train for part of it," the boy's mother, Linda Blomdahl Petersson, told The Local. "But then on the first day we biked 103 kilometres, and we thought, 'This may actually work'. When we booked the trip it felt like a half crazy idea." The family took their bikes to the Swedish town of Trelleborg, cycled...
  • Men who cycle more ........ more likely to develop prostate cancer, study finds

    07/09/2014 5:09:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    mail online ^ | Ben Spencer
    FULL TITLE: Men who cycle more than nine hours a week are six times more likely to develop prostate cancer, study finds Middle aged men who spend nine hours a week on their bike are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, new research suggests. A British study of 5,200 cyclists is the biggest research project ever conducted on the health impact of cycling. It suggests that cyclists in in their 50s who bicycle for more than nine hours a week may be up to five times as likely to receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer. The team of...
  • CHARGES: Neighbor, 61, pulls gun on father teaching girl to ride bike

    06/02/2014 2:01:33 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    FOX 9 ^ | 1/6/2014 | FOX 9
    ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (KMSP) - It's yet another instance of a neighbor puling a gun on a neighbor. This time, it happened in Rosemount, Minn. while a father was teaching his 7-year-old daughter how to ride a bicycle. Gary Drake, 61, is facing second-degree assault and terroristic threat charges after he was accused of brandishing a shotgun on Daytona Way last week. It's an idyllic street, but neighbors there like to talk. When Jeanne Helgeson heard rumors that a well-known neighbor had threatened someone with a gun, she didn't believe it -- until her next-door neighbor confirmed the details, that is....
  • Neurosurgeon accused of putting lives at risk after claiming cycle helmets were useless

    06/01/2014 8:12:08 PM PDT · by Huntress · 59 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5/31/2014 | Claire Duffin
    Road safety campaigners have accused a leading neurosurgeon of putting lives at risk after he claimed cyclists who wear helmets were wasting their time. Henry Marsh, who works at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London, said many of his patients who had been involved in bike accidents had been wearing helmets that were “too flimsy” to be beneficial. Mr Marsh cited evidence from the University of Bath which suggested that wearing a helmet might even put cyclists at greater risk. It showed that drivers got around three inches closer to cyclists who wore helmets because they perceived them to be...
  • Dozens of bicycles stolen from city bike-share program

    05/30/2014 12:32:39 PM PDT · by BBell · 60 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/30/14 | By Carrie Wells
    More than 40 bicycles belonging to Baltimore's Recreation and Parks department for a bike-share program were stolen this week, and the activity has been suspended indefinitely, city officials said. The bikes, which included children's bikes and adult-size blue beach cruisers, were stolen on Monday during the city's Ride Around the Reservoir program in Druid Hill Park. Recreation and Parks spokeswoman Gwendolyn Chambers said staff had set up the bikes to lend out when a large group of youths began stealing them. One staffer was kicked by a youth, though the injury was not serious, Chambers said. "We don't want our...
  • Meanwhile In Ethiopia: Goat riding man for a change.

    05/29/2014 12:44:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies ^ | May 29, 2014 | Uploaded by dusty666
    Meanwhile In Ethiopia Goat riding man for a change.
  • Get Training for Le Tour de TEOTWAWKI

    03/26/2014 4:36:06 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 29 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 3/14 | MK
    Bicycles offer us a quick way to move around, and if you know what you're doing and where you are going, they can be very stealthy. They give us options for carrying gear on racks and saddle bags, or even in trailers. A good bike will carry you over a variety of terrain, whether paved or not. They are easy to maintain, can be stored in a number of locations, and can be hidden fairly easily, when need be. Most importantly, with a little skill, their maneuverability will help you dodge even the stickiest of situations. Let's suppose I have...
  • AZ:Strange Encounter with an Armed? Cyclist

    03/13/2014 1:07:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Pistol and holster rig Author was wearing.  Clothes were as described in story I was out running this morning with my usual rig when I am exercising: a Glock 17 in a Fobus paddle holster.  After experimenting with a number of combinations, this is the one I usually use.  In the last 15 years I have worn out two of the holsters and am working on the third. I was headed south on the right hand sidewalk alongside a moderately busy four lane boulevard.  I was wearing a mostly white t-shirt with a nondescript design on it, and light...
  • Criminologist: 'More Youngsters Killed in Bicycle Accidents' Than with Guns

    02/17/2014 7:58:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | 17 Feb 2014, | AWR Hawkins
    Criminologist: 'More Youngsters Killed in Bicycle Accidents' Than with Guns Responding to a recent report that Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA) and Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) conducted about the dangers of guns in public schools, Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox said the annual risk of gun-related death in school is "well below one in two million," and "many times more youngsters are killed annually in bicycle accidents." Because of this, Fox said he "trusts [MDA and MAIG] would support a national helmet law as quickly as a gun restriction." According to USA Today, the...
  • The Copenhagen Wheel official product release

    12/11/2013 10:42:08 AM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 3, 2013 | Copenhagen Wheel
    The Copenhagen Wheel official product release
  • Pickup driver’s fight with cyclists leads to crushed bike, jail

    10/23/2013 5:20:00 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 84 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Tue, Oct 22, 2013 12:54 PM EDT | Justin Hyde
    In the past few years, many cities and local governments have embraced bicycling as a reasonable way to use public roads — carving out special lanes, setting up bike-sharing stations and generally making life easier for those who want to travel by two wheels rather than four. But those moves haven't come without complaint about congestion and special treatment, and just as biking clubs have grown for weekend riders, so has anti-bike advocacy and concerns about who rules the road — such as the handmade warning signs above from a pro-vehicle group. In a shocking but not surprising turn, one...
  • Two Northeast Portland bicyclists injured in unprovoked attacks on or near MLK

    08/28/2013 3:07:21 PM PDT · by mojito · 52 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 8/26/2013 | Joseph Rose
    Andy Sweeney posted the selfie on Reddit, hoping to find the positive side to the violence that left him with a broken smile on a Northeast Portland street last weekend. In the photo, the 20-year-old bicycle commuter and recent transplant from the Midwest flashed two shattered front teeth. "Some kids threw a traffic cone at me while I was riding my bike down MLK," Sweeney wrote next to the photo of his now-jagged incisors. "Any other (expletive) areas I should avoid?" Portland police, however, are taking Saturday night's unprovoked attack of Sweeney near Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and...
  • $65,000 Reward Offered for Information in Search for Bomber in 2008 Times Square Attack

    06/18/2013 4:05:26 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies
    $65,000 Reward Offered for Information in Search for Bomber in 2008 Times Square Attack Bomber May Have Also Been Involved in Two Other Unsolved Bombings—One at the British Consulate in 2005, the Other at the Mexican Consulate in 2007 FBI New York June 18, 2013 SNIPPET: "Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York City Police Department announced a reward of up to $65,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the suspect or suspects involved in the unsolved 2008 bombing of the United States Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Times Square. Also released today...
  • Bike Wars

    05/09/2013 1:57:32 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 59 replies ^ | 5-9-2013 | Bernie Reeves
    Driving along at 35 MPH on a 2-lane avenue around 10 PM, a single headlight appeared in my car's path. I swerved onto a side street, shaken and uncomprehending. Leering down at me, astride a high tech bike, I could see in the light of the street lamp the person responsible for the near-miss. I rolled down the window and said -- remaining surprisingly noncombative -- "Hey man, I barely missed hitting you. You could have been killed." Expecting a thank you or an apology, instead I was the victim of an insane tirade, to the effect: "Hey buddy, you...
  • Cardboard bike by Izhar Gafni

    10/15/2012 10:25:23 AM PDT · by bigbob · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7-31-12 | TechnologicVehicles
    This is a 6 minute video that highlights Izhar Gafni, 50, an expert in designing automated mass-production lines, and a cycling enthusiast who for years toyed with an idea of making a bicycle from cardboard. He told Reuters during a recent demonstration that after much trial and error, his latest prototype has now proven itself and mass production will begin in a few months. The projected price is $20 and no metal parts will be used. More info:
  • Terrorist Wounded in Failed Attack on Bicyclists

    05/20/2012 3:13:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    An Arab terrorist was seriously wounded by his own knife when he tried to stab a soldier and dozens of bicyclists near Gush Etzion, all of whom escaped injury. The cyclists were riding from the Hevron Hills to Jerusalem to celebrate the 45th Jerusalem Unification Day. Soldiers escorted the bicycle event, and when the rider reached Gush Etzion, located only a few miles from Jerusalem, the terrorist took out his knife and lunged at soldiers. During the clash, his knife entered his stomach, wounding him seriously. Israel medics rushed him to Hadassah...
  • Video captures Calif. hit-and-run, leads to arrest [car v. bicycle]

    04/28/2012 2:17:55 PM PDT · by Huntress · 48 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4/28/12 | Unattributed
    (CBS News) BERKELEY, Calif. - Police have arrested an Oakland man who allegedly hit two bicyclists with his car and then fled - an incident caught on video by one of the cyclist's bike-mounted camera. The hit-and-run occurred around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on Tunnel Road in Berkeley, where the bicyclists were traveling east and were struck by a car traveling in the same direction, according to police. One of the cyclists had a camera mounted on his handlebars. The video, posted on YouTube by brunogfmtube, shows a black car veer into both bicyclists at about the 2:40 mark. The video...
  • Biden Loves Riding His Bike

    04/25/2012 12:47:37 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-25-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • S.F. bicyclist involved in fatal collision discusses incident online

    04/06/2012 12:34:21 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 49 replies
    San Francisco (Liberal) Examiner ^ | April 5, 2012 | Dan Schreiber
    The San Francisco bicyclist involved in a fatal collision with a San Bruno man could face criminal charges, and his flippant early account of the tragedy may not help his case in a city where bikes, cars and pedestrians must increasingly coexist. Chris Bucchere collided in a Castro crosswalk March 29 with 71-year-old Sutchi Hui, who ultimately died Wednesday at San Francisco General Hospital. In an online missive posted just hours after the crash, Bucchere expressed little remorse for his behavior. His irreverent account focused instead on his broken helmet, his own relatively minor injuries and the police seizure of...
  • Holy cr@p! This zombie attack bike is powered by a chainsaw

    03/31/2012 10:57:19 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 10, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    Holy cr@p! This zombie attack bike is powered by a chainsaw I'm sorry, did you think I meant a chainsaw motor? I suppose that's understandable (after all, two-stroke chainsaw engines are often used to convert bicycles into rear-wheel-drive motorbikes), but I didn't say chainsaw motor, did I? I said chainsaw. Because whoever pieced together this unholy death machine has clearly left the power source attached to a number of other components. They've even opted for a FWD conversion so that the saw's guide blade and cutting chain could be front-mounted. 100% terrifying, 100% brilliant. Perfect for plowing through hordes of...
  • 'I wasn't sure what it was when I first saw it'': Hark, a sperm bike!

    10/27/2011 12:32:29 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 13 replies
    KOMO-TV Seattle ^ | October 26, 2011 | Ray Lane/KOMO-TV
    SEATTLE -- A new bicycle making the rounds on Seattle's streets is triggering smiles, snickers and even a few blushes. The two-wheeler is specifically designed to transport sperm samples, and it looks the part. "I wasn't sure what it was when I first saw it, and then I noticed what it was -- and I laughed," said Kim Garvelle. Custom-made and nearly 10 feet long, the design of the sperm bike resembles an oversized sperm. A hefty 120 pounds when fully-loaded, the bike is big enough to have people running to get out of the way..
  • Not feeling groovy: TriMet pulls plug on 'sonic bike path' idea for Portland bridge

    10/06/2011 5:00:16 PM PDT · by MeNeFrego · 20 replies ^ | 10/06/2011 | Joseph Rose
    For Portland bicycle commuters hoping that TriMet would build a “sonic bike path” connecting to the nation’s largest car-free bridge, Thursday was the day the music died. The idea was for an intricate sequence of concrete grooves on the path that would play Simon and Garfunkel's "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)” when bicycle tires rolled over them. But Oregon’s largest transit agency announced a song that goes something like this: Not going to happen. Citing concerns about cost, safety and design, the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project’s art advisory committee told TriMet and Portland’s Bicycle Advisory Committee today that it...
  • S.F. pedestrian struck by bicyclist dies

    08/11/2011 1:06:32 PM PDT · by SmithL · 35 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/11/11 | Bay City News Service
    A woman who was badly injured when she was struck by a bicyclist in a crosswalk at Mission Street and The Embarcadero last month died this morning, San Francisco police said.
  • Bicyclist, 300-pound bear collide near Shaver Lake

    07/20/2011 7:14:18 PM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies
    McClatchy-Tribune ^ | 7-20-11 | MAREK WARSZAWSKI
    Stories of bears getting hit by automobiles aren't that uncommon in the Sierra Nevada. In fact, it happened 28 times last year in Yosemite National Park alone. But stories of bears getting hit by someone on a bicycle? Those are practically unheard of. Practically. Until Jon Woodard came along. The 61-year-old from Agua Dulce, Calif., was riding his bike at about 25 mph along Dinkey Creek Road about 4 miles from Shaver Lake in Fresno County, Calif., on the morning of July 5 when the unthinkable happened. "I saw something brown out of the side of my eye, and it...
  • Philadelphia Police Poised To Crack Down On Bicycle, Pedestrian Violations

    07/19/2011 6:42:02 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 18 replies
    CBS 3 Philadelphia ^ | 07.19.11 | Mike Dunn
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Philadelphia officials next month plan to use more “stick” in a program that takes a carrot-and-stick approach to bad behavior by people in cars, on bicycles, and on foot. The program, dubbed “Give Respect, Get Respect,” was launched at the beginning of May, aimed at reining in bad behavior by motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians in Center City Since then, some tickets, but mostly warnings have been handed out. But Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler says starting in August, more citations will be issued. “After the first several months of doing that, we really need to pick up the...
  • Bicyclist runs red light, badly injures pedestrian

    07/15/2011 12:36:29 PM PDT · by SmithL · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/15/11 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    A woman crossing a street along San Francisco's waterfront was struck and seriously injured today by a bicyclist who ran a red light, police said.
  • Thousands in Portland take to bikes for naked ride...(Annual Northwest Nuts Out Ride)

    06/20/2011 8:25:56 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 51 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 06/19/11 | Dan Cook
    It was a typical early summer evening in Portland: cloudy skies threatening rain, temperatures in the mid-60s, and thousands of naked bicyclists gathered near the city's waterfront for a clothing-free night ride. The Portland version of the World Naked Bike Ride was about to begin. "It is the most liberating, natural feeling possible," said Brooklyn Jay, who came all the way from Phoenix for the ride. World Naked Bike Ride is a globally observed event among hard-core bikers designed, at least ostensibly, to promote the use of the bicycle for transportation. But Portland cyclists have been especially adamant about making...
  • Alleged thieves chop down tree to get to bike (VIDEO)

    06/09/2011 10:49:40 PM PDT · by rawhide · 14 replies ^ | 6-9-11
    A group of men in Brooklyn apparently decided the fastest way to steal a bike chained to a tree was to cut down the tree. A video on YouTube shows the men early yesterday morning looking at the bike before finally chopping down the tree. One then rides the bike a bit, only to leave it right where the group found it.
  • Justice Breyer breaks collarbone in bike accident

    05/31/2011 10:25:56 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 30 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2011
    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has broken his right collarbone in a bicycle accident near his home in Cambridge, Mass. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the 72-year-old justice took a spill over the weekend. The mishap was not preventing Breyer from speaking in New York City Tuesday evening. Breyer was not in court Tuesday morning, but Arberg said the absence was unrelated to the accident. In 1993, Breyer suffered more serious injuries, a punctured lung and broken ribs, when he was hit by a car while riding his bike across Harvard Square.
  • What does Trek have in store for Fabian Cancellara? (CYCLING)

    All do respect to Andy Schleck but Fabian Cancellara is a two time winner of Paris Roubaix, the defending champion at the Tour of Flanders and is a four-time World Time Trial Champion. With credentials like that, Cancellara should be just as big a cog in the Leopard Trek machine as Schleck (if not bigger) and I wanted to know how the move was going to affect him?
  • NASA: Astronaut Hurt in Bicycle Accident

    01/16/2011 1:52:05 PM PST · by anymouse · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sun Jan 16, 2011
    NASA officials say an astronaut who had been slated for a spacewalk on the upcoming shuttle mission has been hurt in a bicycle accident. The space agency said in a release late Saturday that Tim Kopra will be OK. But officials are still evaluating if he'll be able to perform his duties when the shuttle Discovery launches to the International Space Station on Feb. 24. (snip) The 47-year-old Kopra lives in Houston and is a retired Army colonel. He was one of two astronauts scheduled to go on a spacewalk during Discovery's mission to the space station.
  • Husband says bicyclist to blame for accident (Wife killed 4 people 2 years ago!)

    11/19/2010 8:42:03 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 28 replies
    This woman hit a bicyclist, stopped, looked him over and left the scene. She first blamed the husband and later confessed. She ran down 5 people two years ago, killing 4 and she is already driving again!!
  • Former Astronaut William (Bill) Lenoir Dies from Bicycle Accident

    08/28/2010 10:54:38 PM PDT · by anymouse · 18 replies
    Forwarded E-mail | August 28, 2010 | Bob Crippen
    Forwarded through NASA alumni e-mail: I just received a call from Bill Lenoir's daughter. Bill was in a bicycle accident on Thursday and suffered severe head injuries. He passed away due to that accident. No services are planned. There may be a wake to celebrate his life at a later date. Astronaut bio can be viewed at this URL: Crippen
  • Le TourDe France Begins Today

    07/03/2010 8:31:32 AM PDT · by devane617 · 6 replies | 07/03/2010
    Today is the day....I really enjoy watching each year:
  • Patrol: Boy at fault in fatal Disney bicycle crash

    06/14/2010 12:34:43 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies · 1,698+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 14
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Investigators have found that a 9-year-old boy killed in a collision with a Walt Disney World bus while riding his bicycle was "solely responsible" for the accident.
  • [Broken Arm] Wal-Mart's Cheap and Defective bicycle

    06/10/2010 10:00:41 PM PDT · by topher · 49 replies · 1,059+ views
    June 10, 2010 | Vanity
    Early in 2010, I bought a new Roadmaster bicycle from Wal=Mart. This was a 26 inch Chinese made mountain bike (bicycle). I had a number of problems with the bike from the start. The brakes did not work and had to be worked on. In only two months, the brake pads were worn out -- something I had never since before. I have riding bikes -- on and off -- since learning during the presidency of Dwight David Eisenhower. I took the foot pedals off to see if I could swap with pedals that had two straps. Standard 26 inch...
  • Suicide bomb blast kills 12 in Dera Ismail Khan

    05/17/2010 11:09:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 6 replies · 337+ views ^ | May 18, 2010
    PESHAWAR: A suicide car-bomber attacked a police van in Dera Ismail Khan on Tuesday, killing 12 people, including three policemen, a doctor said. There has been a relative lull in militant violence in recent weeks since government forces stepped up offensives in the Orakzai and Khyber regions of the northwest after largely clearing Pakistani Taliban strongholds in other areas. The bomber attacked the police van in which an officer and some of his men were travelling to their police station, said policeman Iftikhar Khan. A doctor at the town's main hospital said 12 dead and 10 wounded people had been...
  • Drivers, bicyclists clash on road sharing

    05/11/2010 10:41:01 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 136 replies · 1,804+ views
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2010 | Steve Almasy
    Professor Peter Furth has ridden his bicycle to work at Northeastern University each day for the past six years. The two-mile trip through the Boston suburb of Brookline, Massachusetts, is usually without incident. Furth's journey is worlds apart from his former Boston commute, which for 13 years was a battle with drivers who wanted him on the sidewalk. "I've had motorists that drive a couple of inches from my elbow, trying to scare me," he said. Furth would catch up with drivers at stoplights and ask them whether they knew how close they'd come to hitting him. Invariably, they would...
  • Trial starts for cop in YouTube cyclist-tackling clip

    04/21/2010 8:59:33 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 27 replies · 715+ views
    At the same time YouTube has helped law enforcement from all over the world nab criminals, the video-sharing site has also helped authorities weed out cops who use excessive force. Perhaps one of the better-known cases involves Patrick Pogan, a former New York City police officer who was seen in a much-watched YouTube video body-slamming a bicyclist in 2008. Pogan is accused of assault and filing a false police report and his trial got underway on Monday, according to a story in The New York Times. The 24-year-old Pogan, who has resigned from NYPD, faces up to four years in...
  • Clash of the Bearded Ones; Hipsters, Hasids, and the Williamsburg street.

    04/13/2010 1:45:05 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 13 replies · 689+ views
    NewYorkMagazine ^ | Apr 11, 2010 | Michael Idov
    On a windy Monday night, Pete’s Candy Store—a bar in Williamsburg with a railcar-shaped performance space in the back—is crammed to capacity with the thin and the bearded. Almost no one is drinking. The mood is pregame, expectant and nervous. We’re at one of the oddest New York City powwows in recent memory: a panel designed to quell a metastasizing dispute between bicyclists and Hasidic Jews. Except no Hasids are present. For a moment, it looks like the bicyclists will have to debate themselves. At immediate issue is the Bedford Avenue bike lane. It’s the longest in Brooklyn and runs...
  • The mystery of Hitler's 'spyclists'

    03/08/2010 6:01:32 AM PST · by decimon · 9 replies · 92+ views
    BBC ^ | Mar 8, 2010 | Sanchia Berg
    Summer 1937. What could be more fitting in the cool afternoon of an English country lane than a group of cycling tourists steadily pedalling their way from one historic site to another, stopping to camp overnight in fields along the way.The only problem was, that summer, some of those groups of teenage boys were Hitler Youth. > MI5 had been told that Hitler Youth groups visiting abroad were asked to complete a detailed questionnaire, including questions on terrain, population, and political views of the population. > They had stayed at a Hitler Youth camp and even taken part in a...
  • Inventor eyes "Schweeb" power for urban transport

    03/04/2010 6:28:46 AM PST · by Willie Green · 25 replies · 541+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 4, 2010 | Miral Fahmy and Ron Popeski
    ROTURUA, New Zealand (Reuters Life!) - It's economical, ecological and good exercise: a new human-powered monorail is attracting the crowds in New Zealand, and may become a new mode of transport within cities. Geoffery Barnett combined a laid-back, recumbent bicycle with monorail technology to create the "Schweeb," whose name is derived from the German word "schweben" which means "to float" or "suspend." Barnett said the marriage of the old and the new makes sense: he said recumbent cycling is faster than traditional, upright cycling, while a monorail is the safest, and possibly the only, way to get around congested cities...
  • Council to Consider Bicycle Registration

    11/18/2009 6:20:07 AM PST · by grjr21 · 67 replies · 1,428+ views
    KYW 1060 ^ | Wednesday, 18 November 2009 | Mike Dunn
    The ongoing jockeying among cars, bicycles and pedestrians in Philadelphia took a tragic twist in recent weeks with the deaths of two pedestrians who were struck by bicycles. Now, city council may look at requiring the registration of bikes so cyclists who cause accidents can be tracked down. City councilman Frank DiCicco says countless pedestrians are struck by bicyclists and rarely does the cyclist stop: "When someone's struck by a bicycle, all you know is its someone on a bike, and the bicyclist takes off." His colleague Jim Kenney says the deaths of the two pedestrians highlight the need to...
  • Biker knocks over elderly man

    11/14/2009 11:33:33 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 17 replies · 1,058+ views
    An 84-year-old man is in stable condition today at a hospital after being knocked to the ground by a bicyclist on Massachusetts Avenue around 5 p.m. Friday, Boston police said. Witnesses said the man had stepped off the sidewalk near the Berklee School of Music to cross the street while cars were stuck in gridlocked traffic when the bicyclist hit him, said Officer Joe Zanoli, a police spokesman. The man fell to the ground and cut his head. The bicyclist, a 22-year-old man from Randolph, stayed at the scene to help, Zanoli said. He told officers he didn't have time...