Filed under: Bike of the Day | Tags: apehangers, bicycle, cruiser bike, cycling, Schwinn, urban cycling
Cruiser style frame, apehanger bars and 10 speeds.
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: bicycle helmet laws, bicycle injuries, bicycle safety, bicycling injuries, Bike accidents, bike helmets, child cyclists, children and cycling, cycling, cycling injuries, helmet laws, helmets, mandatory helmet laws, transportation, urban cycling
Pinka Chatterji and Sara Markowitz, “Effects of Bicycle Helmet Laws on Children’s Injuries.” NBER Working Paper No. 18773. February 2013. JEL No. I0,K0
Cycling is popular among children, but results in thousands of injuries annually. In recent years, many states and localities have enacted bicycle helmet laws. We examine direct and indirect effects of these laws on injuries. Using hospital-level panel data and triple difference models, we find helmet laws are associated with reductions in bicycle-related head injuries among children. However, laws also are associated with decreases in non-head cycling injuries, as well as increases in head injuries from other wheeled sports. Thus, the observed reduction in bicycle-related head injuries may be due to reductions in bicycle riding induced by the laws.
State University of New York at Albany Economics Department
Department of Economics Emory University
The auto industry loves mandatory helmet laws.
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: blood bags, cycling, doping, EPO, Vaughters
Tweet from Vaughters:
@Vaughters: @Velo_Vicar So common, that during my time as a rider on a div 1 team, I cannot think of any div1 rider who never doped, outside of Bassons.
That Was Then, This is Now. So clean now. Blood so pure.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Armstrong, blood bags, blood boosting, blood doping, blood packing, cycling, doping, EPO, Garmin-Cervelo, Garmin-Slipstream, Garmin-weasels, jumping the couch, Lance Armstrong, Lance on Oprah, Millar, peloton lies, transfusions, unmarked motos, Vaughters
And Vaughters, TD, Levi, etc. All very concerned. I would be too. What if LA blows the lid off this “we all decided to quit doping and race clean in 2006″ nonsense? Could be trouble in the tangled web.
“My biggest concern is that it will be completely stage-managed, that he will just be ‘given the ball,’ and that it will all be about his emotions rather than concentrating on exactly what he did wrong,” said Millar.
When reading about supposed new leafs turned it’s important to keep in mind some things: THE SAME PEOPLE
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle, bicycling, Colorado Springs, cycle touring, cycling, epic climbs, global warming, local warming, Pikes Peak, Pikes Peak Highway, Pikes Peak Toll Road, weird warming
Been to the summit several times on foot and once in an automobile. Can’t wait to ride my bike up that ridiculous road.
But — Jan. 1? The road is open? …. weird…. we are doomed … but sure should be a fun ride… ugh…
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle accident statistics, bicycle accidents, bicycling, car-bike crashes, cycling, cycling injuries, fatality rates, Fatality risk, Great Britain, journal of epidemiology, journal of epidemiology and community health, Mindell, modal risk, OP33, pedestrian accident statistics, pedestrian risk, suburban cycling, transportation, travel modes, urban cycling
Mindell, Lesley, Wardlaw. “Exposure-based Assessment of Modal Travel Risk in England Using Routine Health Data,” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, September 13, 2012.
Young male drivers appear to have a higher fatality risk than cyclists in England. This is latched onto as quite good news for cyclists. The results of this study depend entirely on responses given on Britain’s National Travel Survey.
Results: Fatalities per million hours’ use (f/mhu) varied little (0.15–0.45f/mhu by mode for men, 0.09–0.31f/mhu for women). Risks were similar for men aged 21–49 years for all three modes and for female pedestrians and drivers aged 21–69 years. The group most at risk for each mode were: male drivers aged 17–20 years (1.3f/mhu, 95% CI 1.2, 1.4); male cyclists aged 70 years or older (2.2 f/mhu, 1.6, 3.0) and female pedestrians aged 70 years or older (0.95 f/mhu, 0.86, 1.1). In general, fatality rates were substantially higher amongst males than females, except for drivers aged 60 years or older. Risks per hour for male drivers under 30 years were similar or higher than for male cyclists; for 17–20 year olds the risk was higher for drivers (33/Bn km, 95% CI 30, 36; 1.3f/mhu, 1.2, 1.4) than cyclists (20/Bn km, 10, 37; 0.24f/mhu, 0.12, 0.45) using distance or time.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: air pressure, air resistance, bicycle tech, bicycling, contact patch, cycling, gradient resistance, gravity, mountain biking, optimal air pressure, pedaling resistance, resistance force on a bicycle, rolling resistance, Schwalbe, tire deformation, tire size, tire width, urban cycling
From the Schwalbe tech info pages — http://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_info/rolling_resistance