Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Colorado Forests Recovering From Pine Beetle Infestation
July 7, 2014, 20:04
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USFS reaction… clearcut anyway..

pine beetle

From Colorado Independent http://www.coloradoindependent.com/148120/forest-health-crisis-ends-with-a-whimper



Bill introduced in Colorado to rescue Safe Routes to School

House Bill 14-1301 will direct $3 million to keep the statewide child health and safety program alive following the end of dedicated federal funding.

The program has proven to improve safety for children around schools and to increase their daily exercise through biking and walking to school.

A broad coalition of groups is endorsing this bill along with Bicycle Colorado: LiveWell Colorado, Colorado Health Foundation, American Heart Association, Children’s Hospital Colorado.

via Mitsch Bush introduces Colorado Safe Routes to School Act | Bicycle Colorado.



Shell giving up on Colorado “oil shale”

Said spokesman Martin Skrtel, speaking at Shell’s headquarters in Den Hague, “It was always just a really stupid, non-starter of an idea. You’d have to be a scientific illiterate to believe that cooking “oil shale” to create crude oil could have a positive energy balance. Still, we thought we could buy off enough legislators to create, how should we say, a conducive fiscal atmosphere that would make the scheme a profit-maker for us. But now we have abandoned even those plans…”

Ha ha that was satire. What they really said was different:

A month after Royal Dutch Shell’s U.S. subsidiary said it would pursue its oil shale research project in Colorado while selling off other oil and gas assets, the company has reversed its decision.

“There’s been a shift in our oil shale project,” spokeswoman Carolyn Tucker said Tuesday.

“The energy market has evolved since Shell first started its oil shale research project in 1981. We plan to exit our Colorado oil shale research project in order to focus on other opportunities and producing assets in our broad global portfolio,” she said in an email.

“Our current focus is to work with staff and contractors as we safely and methodically stop research activities at the site,” she said.

The announcement regarding the closure of Shell’s oil shale research and development work comes as the company announces plans to put its assets on the market across the United States, including oil and gas assets in northwestern and southeastern Colorado.

Shell on Aug. 1 reported a 60 percent drop in second-quarter results — largely due to a $2 billion write-down of its North American shale assets due to “the latest insights from exploration and appraisal drilling results and production information.”

via Shell pulling out of Colorado oil shale research project – Denver Business Journal.



miles driven in Colorado

Just like everywhere else…

DENVER – A new report from the Colorado Public Interest Research Foundations shows Coloradans have cut their per-person driving miles by 11.4 percent since 2005.

via Report: Double-digit drop in driving in Colorado | 9news.com.

Since 2005. But is it headed back up compared to last year?



Colorado court bans Black Hawk bike ban
February 4, 2013, 16:42
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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.

via Colorado court rules against Black Hawk, saying bicycles are a state interest – The Denver Post.



Waldo Canyon Fire Map

Early AM 6/27, via http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_20928988?nstrack=sid:4529940|met:300|cat:0|order:3



Kenyan Riders aim for Tour de France

I call dibs on the movie rights.

We could all get together and sponsor a high-altitude training camp for these guys. I know a lot of people who would love to host these athletes in their homes as they train in the high mountains. We have uniquely high paved roads here in Colorado.

Since joining the team two years ago, Kipchumba, 26, has excelled. He says that running success translates smoothly to cycling, but that athletes in Iten remain reluctant to make the switch.

“When you come from running, the lungs are very big,” Kipchumba said. “When I started to train on a bike, I was breathing well. My legs were also used to pain. I had less pain than the others. The only problem is the fear of the sport of cycling. They don’t know much about the sport.”

via In Country of Runners, Kenyan Cycling Team Faces Uphill Climb – NYTimes.com.



Smoke Map: Gila, N.M. Fire

If you’re wondering why it smells like campfire, take a look. This is from this morning. Official fire name: Whitewater-Baldy Fire. There is also a new fire on the Colorado Western Slope, but if you’re smelling smoke it’s most likely from the Gila.

In other news, the entire South appears to be on fire.

Via: http://wildfiretoday.com/2012/05/26/new-fire-in-colorado-and-smoke-from-new-mexico-blows-into-colorado/



Dirty Bismark

I don’t know — is that the proper term? Sounds nasty.

I rode this for the first time recently. A new twist on an old classic near Boulder.



Frackenlooper

Haven’t heard it.




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