Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle helmets, bicycling, Costco Connection, cycling, FalconGuides, helmets, Hurst, Karen Bannan, Robert Hurst, The Bicycle Commuter's Handbook, urban cycling, USCPSC
Big Time Stuff, y’all.
…Some helmets offer more protection, with harder shells and fewer ventilation holes, but will not be as comfortable for long rides, says Robert Hurst, the author of several bicycle-related books, including The Bicycle Commuter’s Handbook (FalconGuides, 2013). “You don’t need to spend a ton of cash to get a decent helmet, but steer clear of bargain-bin knock-offs that haven’t been certified by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,” he says.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycling, bike-friendly states, cycling, cycling infrastructure, green transportation, LAB, LAW, League of American Bicyclists, League of American Wheelmen, transportation, transportation policy, urban cycling
via League of American Bicyclists (pdf): http://bicyclecolo.org/merchant/117/files/2013BFSrankingchart.pdf
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: abaya, America's Gas Station, bicycle ban, bicycle smile, bicycling, cycling ban, desert cycling, KSA, MIA, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian oil consumption, this is largely our fault
The kingdom’s religious police are now allowing women to ride bikes in parks and recreational areas.
However, they have to be accompanied by a male relative and dressed in the full Islamic head-to-toe abaya.
No cycling for transportation of course. Not in the Big Gas Station. A strange policy considering that every time somebody gets into a car in SA, it comes straight out of the profits of the princes.
I guess the Saudi religious police have never heard of ‘bicycle smile.’
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: auto traffic, auto-pedestrian, bicycle, bicycling, bike, car-pedestrian, collisions, denver, Denver-Boulder, hit and run, traffic accidents, transportation, urban cycling
Denver’s traffic not following national trends.
Denver’s auto-pedestrian accidents were up 46 percent for the first eight weeks of 2013 over the previous two years. Another grim statistic also stands out: Last year, the city had 13 hit-and-run fatalities, more than the previous three years combined.
After two years of averaging about 31 auto-pedestrian incidents a month, the average jumped to 44 a month in January and February, according to Denver police statistics.
Hit-and-run cases averaged 8.5 a month in January and February — after 4.8 per month in 2011 and 6.1 in 2012.
Over the past decade, about 1,600 accidents involving pedestrians or cyclists were reported every year, according to a study by the Denver Regional Council of Governments.
In the 10-county region, 17 percent of all fatalities were pedestrians, and 3 percent were cyclists.
These “jumps” are based on a mere two months’ of accidents. Gotta keep an eye out to see if it continues.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Adelaide, bicycle accidents, bicycling, car-bike collisions, cycling safety, two-wheeled hellions, urban cycling
Drivers in Adelaide, according to a study of police reports there:
T-intersections were the most dangerous locations for crashes, followed by straight roads, and signalled intersections.
Drivers were at fault in 79 per cent of crashes and cyclists 21 per cent.
Will this knowledge finally spark the crackdown on scofflaw cyclists that we so desperately need to finally cease any and all terrorizing of little old ladies by these unabashed two-wheeled hellions? Let us pray.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycling, Dorner, ex-cop, fugitive, Livestrong, murders, urban cycling
In an attempt to justify his actions, Dorner posted a rambling online manifesto (trust me, you’re better off with the Cliff Notes version) in which he professes his support for Tim Tebow, Charlie Sheen, Dave Brubeck’s Take Five and Michelle Obama’s bangs. Not to mention his love and admiration for a long list of female performers, and his thanks to unnamed individuals for some great and not-so-great sex over the years.
Oh, and a list of those deserving of death at his hands.
But surely, anything that long and convoluted has to mention bikes somewhere, right?
Dorner does not disappoint.
Near the end of his meandering philippic, he vents his spleen on those of us who take to two wheels.
Cyclist, I have no problem sharing the road with you. But, at least go the f—— [semi-edited obscenity] speed limit posted or get off the road!!! That is a feasible request. Livestrong you fraudulent a–holes.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle traffic laws, bicycling, cycling laws, Idaho stop, jaywalking, makes too much sense, stop as yield, urban cycling
The Denver Post editorial board (which has not always projected clear-headedness on bike issues) looks kindly at Aspen stop-as-yield, while not exactly embracing it for Denver. Notes that widespread jaywalking hasn’t caused any catastrophic rips to be torn in the space-time continuum:
Certainly there are busy intersections where the stop-as-yield rule won’t work. But the same can be said for jaywalking.
As much as you might argue that pedestrians should obey signs in crosswalks, the truth is there are many times where it’s simply unnecessary or impractical. (Denver’s 16th Street Mall and its numerous cross streets during non-rush periods come to mind.)
We’ve long supported a share-the-road philosophy when it comes to cars and bikes. But that doesn’t mean automobiles and bicycles have to share the same traffic laws if more sensible alternatives exist.
Why would it make any difference if an intersection is busy or if it’s deserted? The same principle applies regardless. If there is cross traffic, stop and wait. If it’s clear enough to ride across without violating another road user’s right-of-way, go.
A huge majority of Denver’s cyclists ride this way already.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle, bicycling, Black Hawk, Colorado, traffic law, urban cycling
The court ruled Monday the town can pass traffic regulations, but said they must comply with state laws that require any municipal bike prohibition provide an available alternate path within 450 feet.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle, bicycle safety, bicycling, bike safety, cycling, mandatory helmet laws, Maryland, urban cycling
Would require helmets for adults on bicycles.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: A. A. Zimmerman, architecture, bicycle racing, bicycle track racing, bicycle tracks, bicycling, Billy Hamilton, Bob Gerwing, Charles Murphy, E. C. Bald, fixed gear, fixed gear fever, Floyd MacFarland, Iver Lawson, John Johnson, keirin, Major Taylor, Monte Scott, Sanger, Tom Cooper, Tom Eck, track bikes, track racing, velodromes
From fixedgearfever.com. They call it the world’s best velodrome database. That is probably the case.