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  • What could the Pentagon do with a jet bike?

    03/13/2019 10:31:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    www.c4isrnet.com ^ | 03-13-2019 | By: Kelsey D. Atherton
    "Why risk a helicopter and crew when it is possible to insert operators by swarm?" JetPack Aviation asks, using this concept art to illustrate just such an insertion. (JetPack Aviation) ==================================================================== The 20th century was rough on cavalry. While the age of battlefield dominance by horse-borne fighters had long since passed, scouting and charging from horseback remained a part of warfare, especially irregular warfare; that is until trenches, barbed wire, machine guns and armored vehicles rendered that use for horses mostly irrelevant. Cavalry regiments traded in their mounts for armored vehicles, and for the most part the dream of nimble...
  • When This Bike Company Put a TV on its Box, Shipping Damages Went Way Down

    01/28/2019 10:44:51 PM PST · by vannrox · 23 replies
    www.bicycling.com ^ | 12OCT17 | Molly Hurford
    VanMoof Sometimes, to make a product truly great, a company must think outside the box. But for Dutch bike manufacturer VanMoof, thinking about the box itself solved a major problem when it came to shipping.According to CNN, the company reported that more than 25 percent of its bikes were damaged before even being delivered last year. The problem was especially bad when shipping to the U.S."Your covetable products, your frictionless website, your killer brand — they all count for nothing when your delivery partner drops the ball," Bex Rad, Vanmoof's creative director, wrote in a Medium post last year.RELATED: Strava Will...
  • Treasure trove of Indian motorcycles found in scrapyard sold for small fortune

    01/28/2019 2:15:29 PM PST · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    FOX News ^ | 01/25/2019 | By Gary Gastelu
    Dont judge a book by its cover. Especially when that book is a scrapyard. One of the most incredible collections of vintage Indian motorcycles and memorabilia was recently discovered on the property of RJ&C Metal Fabricators in Phoenix, after its owner Rickey Jensen passed away. There, in a locked shed behind the stacks of barrels, beams, random machinery and broken down cars were 15 Indian motorcycles, several of the brands bicycles and dozens of signs, clocks and promotional items. According to Mecum Auctions, Jensen mostly kept it a secret, and only one or two other people had ever even known...
  • DeVos breaks bone in cycling accident, has surgery (Sec. of Ed.)

    01/04/2019 4:01:56 PM PST · by Yossarian · 27 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 1/4/19 | The Associated Press
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is recovering after undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone suffered in a cycling accident. A department spokeswoman says DeVos is resting at home after the Thursday surgery. She is expected to recover fully. The spokeswoman did not immediately answer questions about the accident or the nature of DeVos injury. (Snip. Not much more article after this...)
  • Longtime commentator, ex-pro Sherwen dies at 62

    12/02/2018 9:37:12 PM PST · by luv2ski · 31 replies
    Velonews ^ | December 2, 2018 | Andrew Hood
    Renowned as the voice of cycling, ex-professional and NBC Sports analyst Paul Sherwen died Sunday. He was 62. The cycling community was reeling Sunday at news of Sherwens death. One of the most well-known and familiar personalities in cycling, his career as racer and later as broadcaster stretched decades. Officials from NBC Sports, where he covered five Olympic Games as well as 33 editions of the Tour de France as a commentator, sent a message of condolences. We are saddened to offer our condolences to the friends and family of Paul Sherwen, who passed away this morning at his home...
  • POWER METER BAN AT TOUR DE FRANCE?

    10/26/2018 8:17:48 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 45 replies
    DC Rainmaker ^ | 26 Oct 2018 | Ray Maker
    We reassert our desire to see the end of power meters in races, which annihilate the glorious uncertainty of sport. ...Cmon now anyone whos been involved in major stage races (or any pro race) knows that the single biggest thing they could do to instigate more excitement would be to take away race radios. For those not familiar, race radios are small wireless radios worn by the riders that allow them to communicate with their team.
  • It's a fad. It's dangerous, and police just want kids to stop doing it (Swerving)

    09/13/2018 4:51:36 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    NJ.com ^ | September 12, 2018
    You're headed down the road in your car and a kid, on a bike, heads straight for you and pops a wheelie right next to your car, or near a parked car. It's dangerous and it's a fad that just won't die in New Jersey, police say. The stunts are called "swerving" -- or intentionally biking in the path of vehicles while performing tricks. Sometimes, large groups of teens will do this together, just to confound traffic. In response, N.J. towns have taken to local Facebook groups and public forums to air concerns about this dangerous practice, and local police...
  • NYC should stop coddling young white bros on bikes

    09/04/2018 6:22:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sept. 1, 2018 | Steve Cuozzo
    More protected bike lanes! was summers war cry for take-no-prisoners cycling advocates. But the roughly 98 percent of New Yorkers who get to and from work by other means than bicycles need protection from the young, testosterone-fueled white males who comprise the vast majority of two-wheel desperadoes.
  • 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 Examiners 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 theyd 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 theyre 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. "Ive 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...
  • TRUMP CURSE: Fabled American Company Slumps After Defying The Donald [H-D]

    07/25/2018 7:03:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 103 replies
    constitution.com ^ | July 24, 2018 | By Andrew West
    When the President of the United States is an incredibly powerful and successful businessman, there literally is nowhere to hide for companies choosing to invest their resources outside of our great nation. What President Trump lacks in political experience, he more than makes up for in business acumen, and he has brought that incredible and extraordinarily unique spin to the Oval Office with him. Originally coined the Trump Effect, the fact that the President is one of modern historys most consummate and prosperous real estate developers has propelled our American economy forward in ways that we could only dream about...
  • 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 Houstons 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."
  • (Video: 05 July) Philly cops on bikes roll OccupyICE camp

    07/08/2018 6:03:34 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 78 replies
    "Cops have raided the occupyice phl camp. They have run everything over"
  • 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. Davids 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 Davids 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...