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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.
  • 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...
  • American fined $5,000 for border jump with bike

    09/11/2014 10:10:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 09/10/14 | S.A. Miller
    U.S. Border Patrol agents slapped a $5,000 fine on an American citizen this week for slipping into the United States from Canada on a mountain bike, the agency announced Wednesday.
  • Deputy who killed former Napster COO after drifting into the bike lane will NOT face charges

    08/28/2014 6:20:10 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 61 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | August 28, 2014 | Snejana farberov
    California prosecutors have declined to file charges against a sheriff's deputy who struck and killed a prominent entertainment attorney and former Napster executive with his patrol car last year. Deputy Andrew Wood was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when his patrol car drifted into the bike lane, running over cyclist Milton Olin Jr. [snip] Prosecutors said in a letter released Wednesday and cited by Los Angeles Daily News that because Wood was acting within the course of his duties when typing into his computer, criminal charges are not warranted.
  • Kerry riding little girl bike? Is this for real?

    08/04/2014 5:21:59 PM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 75 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 8-4-2014 | Ace of Spades HQ
    According to the article, a visitor to Nantucket took a picture of John Kerry riding a little pink girl's bike. If this turns out to be real and not photoshopped, could we ask for a more humiliating and pathetic Secretary of State?
  • 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....
  • 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.
  • This bike lock has a unique design and claims to be unpickable. [video]

    04/28/2014 5:46:11 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies ^ | 4-28-2014 | LockMan28
    The "Forever Lock" bike lock. Made for the Chinese market and not available in America. At least not yet. Price is around US$140.
  • Dead man buried in transparent coffin while sitting on his Harley-Davidson

    02/03/2014 5:03:54 AM PST · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | Anika Rao
    A man who loved his bike a lot, took it with him when he died. Bill Standley, 87, of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, spent many years traveling across the United States, on his 1967 Electra Glide. Standley left behind three children, two sons and daughters. His daughter, Dorothy Brown, said that the idea for her father being buried with his beloved bike, came about 18 years ago when they were discussing what to do with this bike when he died.
  • '57 Chevrolet + Harley-Davidson = ???

    12/03/2013 5:47:40 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Chevy-Davidson...? Check out the details, like hood ornament worked into the front fender, exhaust routed out '57 Chevy rear bumper outlet, chrome bullet in front of engine, headlight bezel '57...
  • Book: Ex-Fiancee Sheryl Crow Told Feds About Lance Armstrong's Doping

    10/10/2013 3:00:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | 10 Oct 2013
    Armstrong was open about his doping with Crow, never suspecting that she would tell anybody about it. "Rather than try to hide the transfusion from her, Armstrong was completely open about it," the authors write, according to the Daily News. "He trusted that Crow would have no desire to tell the press or anyone else about the team's doping program. He explained that it was simply part of the sport - that all cyclists were doing the same thing."
  • Mom Jogging With Baby in Stroller Fights Off Attacker With Bike Pump

    09/28/2013 6:34:09 AM PDT · by mykroar · 47 replies
    DNAInfo New York ^ | 9/27/2013 | Nigel Chiwaya, Ben Fractenberg and Trevor Kapp
    WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A woman jogging in a park while pushing her 8-month-old son in a stroller Friday morning turned the tables on a would-be attacker, hitting him over the head with a tire pump and sending him packing, she said. Mary Jane Jarman, 33, a stay-at-home mom from Washington Heights, was jogging home on the Hudson River Greenway near the Henry Hudson Parkway and 190th Street at 9:30 a.m. Friday after dropping her daughter off at school when a man jumped out from a behind a wall holding a broken glass bottle, she said. "Come here, come here," the...
  • Bay Bridge bike path in works [western span, $500 million for path]

    09/04/2013 5:12:21 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 4, 2013 | Phillip Matier And Andrew Ross
    With the east span finally open, planners are already at work on the next mega-Bay Bridge project - a $1 billion-plus makeover of the western span that would include a $500 million hanging bike path. "I'm sure the bike advocates are going to start agitating for that" soon, Metropolitan Transportation Commission Executive Director Steve Heminger said from the stage at Monday's bridge re-opening ceremony. They already are. --SNIP-- But the biggest challenge of all could be selling toll-paying commuters on the idea. Drivers are already paying up to $6 at peak hours to cross the Bay Bridge. Redoing the western...
  • $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...
  • Critical Mass bike movement at 20 years

    09/27/2012 1:20:18 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Peter Fimrite
    The bicycle party known as Critical Mass turns 20 on Friday. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of riders in all manner of dress and - if recent history holds true, no dress at all - will band together for a commemorative, congestion-causing cruise through downtown San Francisco. [snip] Chris Carlsson, the Critical Mass spokesman, said he expects 5,000 to 10,000 riders on Friday, more than 10 times the number of riders who routinely participate. "It's going to be a gigantic mess, but it is going to be fun," Carlsson said.
  • When the Cop Says Stop What do you do when you know your area's bike laws, but the police don't?

    09/18/2011 7:32:42 AM PDT · by Immerito · 147 replies ^ | Bob Mionske
    A few months ago, I received a phone call from a cyclist with an incredible story about an incident in Lawrence County, Ohio. Because the cyclist-a guy named Tony Patrick-was in need of an attorney, I hooked him up with Steve Magas, a contributing author to Bicycling & the Law, and a well-known bicycling attorney in Ohio. After hearing Tony's story, Steve took his case. More about that later; first, let me tell you about Tony. Weekdays, Tony runs his small construction company in Huntington, West Virginia. Weeknights, and weekends, Tony, a Cat 2 racer, can often be found hanging...
  • 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.

    05/18/2011 12:12:24 PM PDT · by AnyStreetFL · 21 replies · 1+ views
    On May 14th, the annual police memorial ride was held and this year's most honored invitee was none other than Congressman Allen West, troops and law enforcement supporter. Please enjoy some of the pictures. Event planned by Wingman of the Patriot Guard Riders. Thank you, Wingman, for your relentless work.
  • Weylandt dies in Giro d'Italia crash (cycling)

    05/09/2011 11:04:38 AM PDT · by WackySam · 7 replies
    Cycling News ^ | 5-9-11 | Cycling News
    Leopard-Trek's Wouter Weylandt was fatally injured today in a crash on the third stage of the Giro d'Italia. The 26-year-old went down on the Passo del Bocco and was unconscious at the scene. Paramedics worked to revive the Belgian, doing CPR for an extended period of time before airlifting him to a nearby hospital. Doctors were unable to revive Weylandt. "Today, our teammate and friend Wouter Weylandt passed away after a crash on the third stage of the Giro d’Italia," said Leopard-Trek Manager Brian Nygaard. "The team is left in a state of shock and sadness and we send all...
  • Chocolate boss Ferrero dies in bike accident

    04/18/2011 4:39:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies | AFP ^ | 4/19/11
    Italian chocolate tycoon Pietro Ferrero, the joint chief executive of the group that owns Nutella and Ferrero Rocher, has died in a cycling accident in South Africa, a company spokesman said.Mr Ferrero, who was 47, fell from his bicycle during a regular riding session, probably because he was taken ill, while on a business trip in South Africa, the spokesman said, voicing the group's "deep dismay". Ferrero had co-run the sweets company with his younger brother Giovanni since 1997. Their 85-year-old father Michele, who turned the firm into a global leader of the confectionery industry after taking over in 1957,...
  • Should I Invest in This Company? (Vanity)

    03/07/2011 11:33:02 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 49 replies
    Rhoades Car ^ | 3/7/2011 | Me
    I'm thinking I should invest in Rhoades Car, what do you all think? "The 4-Wheel bike that drives like a car." What is a Rhoades Car? Simply the finest 4-wheel bicycles in the world - and proudly made in the USA! We offer a variety of styles including 1, 2 and 4-person four-wheel bikes and have been since 1991. Plus, we ship all over the world. As a matter of fact, there are Rhoades Car 4-wheel bikes on all 7 continents! Making a Rhoades Car isn't exactly easy and we still make them the old fashioned way - one at...
  • 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?
  • California Police Fight Crime With Electric Bikes

    01/12/2011 2:34:26 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies
    gear log ^ | 1-11-11 | gear log
    One of the side effects of not having a combustible engine is that electric vehicles are quiet. Very quiet. So quiet, in fact, that police in California will soon be using electric motorcycles to improve their stealth. The bikes, produced by Zero Motorcycle, are currently being employed by the Scotts Valley Police Department, reportedly the first California police force to utilize electric bikes.
  • School Responds: Boy Forced to Remove Flag for His Own ‘Safety,’ Can Fly it Again

    11/13/2010 9:43:28 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/12/10 | Jonathan M. Seidl
    School officials in Denair, CA have responded to the controversy surrounding a boy forced to remove an American flag from his bike on school grounds due to “racial tensions.” The school’s superintendent is now saying that the boy was told to remove the flag out of concerns for his safety, and that the school will allow him to resume his flag flying From KTXL in Sacramento: Ed Parraz, the Superintendent of the Denair School District told us a school supervisor asked Cody to take down the flag. The supervisor will not be fired or face repercussions. Parraz says the supervisor...
  • School Reverses Course After Ordering Student to Remove American Flag From Bike

    11/12/2010 3:35:08 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 100 replies
    fox ^ | 11-12-10 | fox
    A California school has done a U-turn after it forced a student to remove an American flag attached to his bike, saying the Stars and Stripes could spur racial tensions on campus.
  • Caption Fun: Obama On His Dorky Bike

    10/20/2010 7:22:23 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 34 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-20-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Apparently this picture is a bit old, but I just found it and its too good to not comment on! They say a picture says a thousand words...lets see if I can find a few of 'em.... Michelle MADE me paint it blue...and she said that I can't buy pink bikes ever again :-( I stopped letting Barney borrow it because he forgets to put the seat back on. For Joe's birthday I slapped some chicken wings on it, gave it to him and called it Air Force 2. I wanted to get a basket for Bo, but there's...
  • Awesome Motorcycles

    01/17/2010 2:02:49 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 55 replies · 2,070+ views
    Radio Mojo Photos ^ | n/a | unattributed
    Pictures of unusual motorcycles.
  • Yike Bike - Urban Freedom

    04/19/2010 7:56:22 AM PDT · by bigbob · 30 replies · 867+ views
    If you were among the millions who were disappointed by the hype of the Segway, take a look at this video. Could this 22 pound folding electric commuter bike actually be "IT"? Unlike George Jetson's car, it doesn't fly, but it does fold up and fit into a bag you can carry in one hand.
  • 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...
  • A Very Peculiar Sight

    03/09/2010 8:11:24 AM PST · by Minn · 30 replies · 153+ views
    While driving near downtown Minneapolis this morning, I saw what appeared to be a perfectly healthy young woman riding a bicycle in a normal fashion. On the bike were custom made racks constructed of vertical PVC pipe. Stowed in these racks were crutches, These were the type of crutches with arm clasps, not armpit pads; the sad kind of crutches you might associate with a chronic muscle disease or orthopedic problem, not a broken leg. Can anybody think of a an explanation for a crutch rack on a bicycle?
  • 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...
  • Royal award for fold-up bike man

    10/16/2009 7:15:14 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 860+ views
    bbc ^ | 16 October 2009
    The man who invented the foldaway Brompton bicycle has been honoured by the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace for his lifelong obsession. Andrew Ritchie invented the diminutive bike in 1979 and has been tweaking the design ever since. After collecting the Prince Philip Designers Prize, Mr Ritchie said he was not finished yet and was still thinking about how to make the bike lighter. The portable bike folds down to barely bigger than its 16 inch (35cm) wheels. In a brief speech Mr Ritchie thanked some of his early financial backers, who had each invested £100 in the scheme....
  • Amsterdam lets "beer bike" ride on, with limits

    08/29/2009 3:55:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1,108+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/09 | Ben Berkowitz
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The beer bike will ride on in Amsterdam. The outsized bikes, seating groups of people around a central bar, are something of a fixture in the city's center. .. ... They will, however, need permits from the various city boroughs, and those permits are likely to come with restrictions on hours of operation and requirements for a sober driver. While non-drinkers already typically steer the bikes, their size has also been an issue .. One of the better-known operators,, offers two-hour tours on bikes that seat up to 22 people and carry 30 litres (7.9 gallons)...
  • Obama Family Goes for a Bike Ride

    08/27/2009 12:15:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies · 2,457+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 8/27/09 | Michae D. Shear
    On another spectacular day here, the first family hopped on bikes for a beach-side ride in Aquinnah, a town on the southwestern tip of Martha's Vineyard, and a tour of the island's famous lighthouse. Dressed in a dark shirt, Obama rode ahead of the group, which included Michelle (in an orange tank top), Malia (in a pink capped-sleeve shirt) and Sasha (wearing a bright yellow T-shirt and turquoise shorts) as locals gathered along Lobsterville Road to snap pictures. Also in tow: Eric Whitaker and his family, Obama's brother-in-law Konrad Ng, and a phalanx of helmetless Secret Service agents -- also...
  • Melee of cyclists / Ogden incident leads to four arrests [Cyclists on a Rampage]

    08/09/2009 9:21:20 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 184 replies · 5,292+ views
    Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 8/9/2009 | Trent Toone
    OGDEN -- Was it a friendly group bicycle ride through downtown Ogden or a confrontational melee that included obstructing traffic, assault, obscenities and alcohol? Depends on who you talk to. Numbers vary from 35 to 70, but a large group of cyclists, referred to as Critical Mass, was taking a monthly ride to celebrate cycling and assert their rights to the road on Friday when Ogden police say things got out of hand. Four individuals were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, failure to disperse and public intoxication. Matt Hasenyager, owner of Skyline Cycle and one of the bicyclists, said...
  • Mother outraged by naked bicycle protest (Seattle of course)

    08/03/2009 11:33:43 PM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 123 replies · 4,868+ views
    KOMO News ^ | 8-3-09 | Michelle Esteban
    SEATTLE -- An Everett mother says she's outraged over a weekend protest full of naked cyclists. The group was riding along the Seattle waterfront Friday night wearing nothing but smiles to expose some of the dangers they face. But not everyone was smiling. "I looked and there were naked men with their genitals hanging out," said Marcy Hayes, who was there with her 6-year-old daughter Ashland. "I'm yelling at my daughter to look away." Hayes says she and her daughter walked out of the Seattle Aquarium and right into the path of a pack of cyclists and all their nakedness....
  • Suspicious bike destroyed near venue of Asia security meeting

    07/22/2009 10:37:08 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies · 464+ views
    Kyoto via Breitbart ^ | Jul 23, 2009 | N/A
    The Thai military on Thursday destroyed a suspicious motorcycle left unattended near the venue of a high-level Asia security meeting after security personnel suspected that explosives were loaded in the vehicle. After destroying the motorbike with high-pressured water cannon, security officials found no explosives in the motorbike, Thai Army Lt. Gen. Khanit Saphithak said. Khanit said the motorbike was left unattended for an hour in the prohibited area near the compound of Laguna Holiday Club, where delegates from North Korea and Laos are staying, and 300 meters away from the main entrance of the Sheraton Grande Laguna, where foreign ministers...
  • Waffle Bike

    05/28/2009 10:29:58 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies · 495+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 13, 2008 | tomsachsvideo
    Waffle Bike is a fully weaponized waffle making device complete with call to prayer public address system. It’s also the name of a short film—documenting the bike’s maiden voyage in search of chickens, naturally, to lay the eggs for the batter. In Waffle Bike, a perfectly clipped narrator chirps out Waffle Bike’s features, which include a Honda Harmony en2500 generator, a 9-inch Norweigan waffle maker, a small refrigerator up front, a tape deck (which plays through three 8-inch, 25-watt, all-weather trumpet horn speakers made in China), and two 12-gauge homemade shotguns. The film is charming and disturbing and funny—and the...
  • Maryland man sentenced after riding bike 180 miles here for teen sex (to NE PA)

    05/14/2009 4:01:58 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 87 replies · 4,049+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 5/14/09 | Erin L. Nissley
    A man who rode his bicycle 180 miles to have sex with a Scranton teen he met on the Internet will serve one to four years in prison, a judge ruled Wednesday. William Wagner, 26, 414 Battery Drive, Havre de Grace, Md., met the 15-year-old girl through the social networking Web site MySpace. In June, he biked to Scranton to meet the teen. In February, Mr. Wagner pleaded guilty to unlawful contact with a minor. He slept at Pine Brook baseball field, Sanderson Avenue and Green Place, while he was in Scranton. He took the teen to the baseball field...
  • World naked bike ride

    03/08/2009 1:47:05 PM PDT · by Westlander · 37 replies · 1,997+ views
    YahooGreen ^ | 3-7-2009 | Lori Bongiorno
    Thousands of bike riders are shedding their clothes in the hopes that they can get us all to stop and think about the negative effects that cars (and the pollution they create) have on people and the planet.
  • Mini bike ban confuses consumers, burdens powersports industry

    02/18/2009 7:34:29 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 35 replies · 2,020+ views ^ | 02/18/09 | C.J. “Sparkplug” Stewart
    A federal prohibition on the sales of new and used mini dirt bikes has impacted every original equipment manufacturer (OEM), dealership and repair facility for 85cc, 70cc, 65cc and 50cc displacement mini bikes. This targets an entire industry of age 12-and-under motorized recreationalists that accounts for a conservative number of 50,000 young athletes nationwide. The Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) introduced a broad sweeping stay (prohibition) with the Feb. 10 release of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008, which impacts a large spectrum of the economy, not just mini bikes. The intent of the act is to...
  • Mom Grounds Boy After Cop Car Hits Him While Biking

    11/14/2008 7:00:17 AM PST · by metmom · 11 replies · 845+ views ^ | Thursday, November 13, 2008 |
    A 6-year-old Arizona boy was grounded by his mother after he was hit by a police car while riding his bike, reported. Recently released surveillance video of the Nov. 2 accident shows Jason Justice and his sister Jessica riding their bikes through an apartment complex parking lot.
  • Man with gun prompts scare in Nixa (Mo.) (riding a bike)

    10/17/2008 12:09:48 PM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 11 replies · 722+ views
    Bad timing, and perhaps some bad judgement as a man from Nixa who had just bought an old gun at a local garage sale rode home on his bicycle with his new purchase shortly after 8am. But someone saw him riding in front of the junior high school and became concerned. As a precaution, the district put the Junior High, Century Elementary, and Thomas Elementary on lockdown. But when the man's son in law called the KTTS Studios to tell us what was going on, we asked him to call police, and he did. The schools resumed normal operations a...
  • Caption this bike-riding Obama supporter

    10/11/2008 2:57:16 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 40 replies · 1,587+ views ^ | Sept. 29, 2008 | unknown
  • The ultimate PURRING machine - a motorbike in the form of the pouncing Jaguar logo

    10/11/2008 8:58:25 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 49 replies · 1,403+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11th October 2008 | Cher Thornhill
    acclaimed designer and motorbike fanatic have joined forces to create the ultimate purring machine. Designed in the shape of a jaguar car logo with an exclusive 'CAT 1' numberplate, the one-off creation is already turning heads. Acclaimed designer Lee J. Rowland teamed up with motorbike fanatic Barend Hemmes, from Bermondsey, South London, to create the super-sleek, 6ft long bike The exclusive design is made from parts of a classic 1,200cc Buell 97 S3 Thunderbolt bought off ebay. It is more a cruiser than a racer, reaching speeds of 50mph. Mr Hemmes, 36, said he came up with the idea when...
  • Which America Do You Want To Live In?

    09/20/2008 3:51:04 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 4 replies · 140+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | September 20, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    John Edwards once said there were two Americas. He was right. Pretty sure I know which one I want to live in.
  • Biker runs into 300-pound bear and lives to tell the tale

    09/11/2008 7:24:46 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 27 replies · 199+ views ^ | 9/10/2008 | Tristan Scott
    MISSOULA, Mont. -- Jim Litz is accustomed to pedaling past 300-pound black bears on his morning commute to work. “I’ve come close to them this time of year,” Litz said, clutching his side and grimacing. “I know bears. The entire creek bottom is just hammered by bears. That’s the beauty of living here. But typically, they’re crossing the road and I have plenty of time to avoid them.” That wasn’t the case during Litz’s Monday morning ride down Bear Run Creek Road, up above Miller Creek. The 57-year-old man passes slender serviceberry branchlets and dogwoods festooned with bear feed, and...