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  • The Rise of Run Rage

    11/17/2017 6:50:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 27, 2017 | Cindy Kuzma
    Most of the time, Chris Coon is a mild-mannered, low-key pastor at Urban Village Church in Chicago.But when the collar comes off and the running shorts—and especially a race bib—go on, the 49-year-old turns into a different person. An angry one. The things that stoke his ire? Poor race organization. Course volunteers who don’t direct runners at turns. And cars, especially those that don’t yield the right of way or even acknowledge his presence in an intersection. Not only does anger bubble up more frequently when he’s running, he says, he’s also more likely to act on it. “I’ve flipped...
  • Act of terror: At least 8 dead, 11 injured in truck rampage on lower Manhattan bike path; ‘lone wolf

    10/31/2017 12:41:56 PM PDT · by SomeCallMeTim · 504 replies
    PIX 11 NYC TV ^ | 10/31/2017 | Aliza Chasan
    Apparently, an active shooter and perhaps a truck attack going on NOW in lower Manhattan....
  • Silicon Valley CEO Says Skip The Bay Bridge, Consider Taking A Flying Motorcycle

    09/20/2017 12:05:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    CBS - SF ^ | September 19, 2017 6:31 PM | By Devin Fehely
    It may look like something straight out of Star Wars, but flying motorcycles are almost here. They could be ready to hit the sky in just a few short years. “Three years from now flying cars will be very hot,” said Kitty Hawk CEO Sebastian Thrun. It seems like the stuff of science fiction, but Thrun — engineer, entrepreneur and one-time driving force behind Google’s autonomous car program — says flying vehicles are just a few years, not decades away. Thrun said, “We should not be getting stuck in the Lincoln Tunnel or the Bay Bridge anymore. You should just...
  • Not mad, just adventurous: Cyclist completes trip around the world in 80 days

    09/19/2017 4:35:50 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 37 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 19, 2017 | Peter Ford
    SPIRIT OF HUMANITY   Mark Beaumont set a world record, cycling 16 hours every day on his 79-day trip through 16 countries. The hardest part of the challenge, he said, was sleep deprivation. PARIS—As he got off his bike in front of the Arc de Triomphe, Mark Beaumont looked remarkably fresh for a man who had just cycled around the globe in less than 80 days, shattering the world record. After pedaling for 16 hours a day through 16 countries, Mr. Beaumont arrived on Monday evening to a welcome from family and friends at the spot from which he had...
  • Vittorio Brumotti takes extreme to a new level

    09/14/2017 5:14:54 PM PDT · by Baynative · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/2/2017 | Vittorio Brumotti
    Trials riding is a test of talents in maneuvering a standard road or mountain bike over rugged trails and uneven obstacles. Several well known riders are continually raising the bar for each other to compete outside of organized events. When it comes to combining talent, guts and a bit of insanity, Italian thrill seeker Vittorio Brumotti is traveling the world and becoming wealthy with his extraordinary balance and cycling mastery.
  • First bicycle tax in nation leaving bike-crazy Oregon riders crazy.

    07/18/2017 12:59:41 AM PDT · by gattaca · 105 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/17/2017 | Valerie Richardson
    In Oregon, a state known for its avid bicycling culture, the state Legislature’s approval of the first bike tax in the nation has fallen flat with riders. Democratic Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign the sweeping $5.3 billion transportation package, which includes a $15 excise tax on the sale of bicycles costing more than $200 with a wheel diameter of at least 26 inches. Even though the funding has been earmarked for improvements that will benefit cyclists, the tax has managed to irk both anti-tax Republicans and environmentally conscious bikers. BikePortland publisher Jonathan Maus called it “an unprecedented step...
  • Dramatic video shows alleged road rage incident on California highway

    06/22/2017 6:46:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 117 replies
    ABC ^ | June 22, 2017 | Julia Jacobo
    Southern California police are searching for a motorcyclist who was involved in an alleged road rage incident that injured one person on Wednesday. Around 5:45 a.m., witnesses driving southbound on State Road 14 near Newhall Avenue in Santa Clarita, California, filmed an altercation between the motorcyclist and the driver of a silver sedan, according to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Joshua Greengard. In the video, the motorcyclist appears to try to kick the sedan on the right. In response, the sedan veers to the left and briefly collides with the motorcyclist before losing control and crashing into the highway divider wall....
  • NAACP receives complaint concerning closed business during ‘Black Bike Week’

    06/01/2017 3:33:09 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 70 replies
    Rock Hill Herald ^ | Chloe Johnson
    <p>At least one business on Ocean Boulevard was closed throughout much of Memorial Day weekend, prompting a complaint to the NAACP.</p> <p>That business, the restaurant and bar at the Second Avenue Pier, was shut down from at least Friday through Sunday, The Sun News found. Anson Asaka, associate general counsel for the NAACP, confirmed they received a complaint.</p>
  • Seattle’s Pronto bike share shutting down on Friday

    03/28/2017 7:55:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 58 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | David Gutman
    Poor, poor Pronto.Seattle’s beleaguered bike-share system is not long for this world. Its last day of operation will be Friday. After a weekend in purgatory, work crews will begin taking down and packing up the program’s 54 stations and 500 bikes on Monday. That process will last about two weeks, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) said.
  • MIKE PENCE READY TO PEDAL IN D.C.

    01/18/2017 7:36:26 AM PST · by RummyChick · 29 replies
    tmz ^ | 1/18 | tmz
    Mike Pence has great resolve on one thing once he becomes Veep ... exercise. We got Pence on Captiol Hill Tuesday and it seems he's not putting the bike he regularly rides into storage. It creates an interesting problem for the Secret Service if Pence ventures out into the open. President Clinton famously jogged around the Lincoln Memorial and the Potomac ... a big security challenge. We're guessing the subject of stationary bikes will come up soon.
  • French cyclist sets the pace -- at 105

    01/03/2017 12:01:48 PM PST · by Mariner · 42 replies
    AFP ^ | January 3rd, 2017 | by Myriam Lemetayer
    SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES (FRANCE) (AFP) - Robert Marchand is chasing another world record when he jumps on his bike to compete in the senior hour endurance on Wednesday. Make that uber-senior -- for, while still sprightly, the Frenchman is 105 years old and racing in a category all of his own. Three years ago he managed to ride 26.927 kilometres (nearly 17 miles) at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines velodrome outside Paris, a record for someone aged over 100.
  • Bike Production Shifts Gears and Rolls Back to the US

    12/20/2016 8:25:24 AM PST · by bigbob · 34 replies
    Industry Week ^ | 12-8-16 | Harry Moser
    After decades of offshoring, established bicycle brands and entrepreneurs are bringing bicycle manufacturing back to the United States as overseas costs rise and companies realize the value of "local for local" production. Kent International will roll out approximately 350,000 bikes at its Manning, S.C. factory, but expects to produce about 500,000 bikes in the U.S. in 2017, and has set a target to ramp up to more than 1 million bicycles by 2020. From hand-crafted boutique brands to high-volume manufacturing and assembly, dedicated U.S. bicycle makers are reshoring bike production to the U.S. A confluence of factors including rising offshore...
  • Transgender cyclist is top female finisher at El Tour de Tucson

    11/21/2016 12:26:00 PM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 88 replies
    Tucson.com ^ | 11/21/2016 | Ezra Amacher
    Determined was a good word to describe Jillian Bearden, who won the women’s 106-mile race in 4:36.07. Bearden, who is transgender, rode for the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance — SAGA — to promote gender inclusion within cycling. Saturday marked the 36-year-old’s first El Tour, which is Southern Arizona’s largest participatory sporting event.
  • Sinead O'Connor 'Missing' in the US After Bike Ride

    05/16/2016 10:49:10 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 89 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/16/2016 | BBC News
    Wilmette Police "are seeking to check the well-being" of the 49-year-old, they said in a brief press release. Police were called after O'Connor "left the Wilmette area" for a bicycle ride at 0600 local time on Sunday, and had not returned after more than a day. No more information is currently available, police say. O'Connor became a global star in 1990 with the worldwide hit Nothing Compares 2 U, a song written by Prince. She has recorded 10 solo albums but has also made headlines with controversial outbursts throughout her career. In 1992, she ripped apart a photo of Pope...
  • Germany's bicycle autobahn: pedaling nowhere?

    04/01/2016 10:53:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04/01/2016 | Irene Banos Ruiz
    Construction on a bike highway — hoped to connect communities to make high-speed, emissions-free commuting possible — is underway in Germany. But with funding in question, will this bikers’ dream still come true? […] The cost-benefit relation presented by the RVR is optimistic: Benefits equal nearly five times more than costs. Figures indicate the bike autobahn would save €11.5 million yearly on medical expenses due to the health benefits of greater physical activity and reduced pollution, while it would also save €6.3 million through prevented accidents. But money is lacking to complete the project, estimated at €184 million. For the...
  • Funky, Folding Portable 'Suitcase' Motorcycles:

    10/24/2015 3:41:49 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 October 2015 | reaganite Republican
    I find most all vehicles interesting somehow -historically, artistically, or the technology- but was always more of a 'car guy' than into bikes. I've ridden a little but never actually owned a street bike of any sort. So forgive me if I'm out-of-it but I never even heard of the 1981-83 'Honda Motocompo' portable motorcycle until last week, just stumbled across it on the net.  Seems to have quite a following, and the dandy lil' 50cc scooter-ish thing was meant to be ordered along with new cars (in Japan) too, where it could be purchased as an option- it fit neatly...
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    09/07/2015 6:33:07 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    I've seen some bike tricks, but not like this. Although the music needs to change. It's depressing.
  • Exclusive: Ex-Harley-Davidson execs look to build Royal Enfield brand from Milwaukee

    09/01/2015 11:26:57 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 56 replies
    Milwaukee Business Journal ^ | Sep 1, 2015 | Olivia Barrow
    With less than 1,000 motorcycles sold in the U.S. last year, the Royal Enfield brand has a somewhat underground presence. But the newly hired Milwaukee team — equipped with years of experience at Harley-Davidson Inc. — plans to change that. Royal Enfield last month announced it has set up a North American headquarters for distribution and sales in Milwaukee, with Rod Copes, former head of global sales and customer service for Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG), at the helm as president. Copes' team set aggressive distribution goals for the end of 2016, looking to serve the middleweight motorcycle market as...
  • Answers Tough To Find After Cyclist Hit By Chunk Of Concrete (Play Guess the Description)

    08/10/2015 7:18:17 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 40 replies
    WCCO ^ | 8/9/15 | Nina Moini
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A cyclist in Minneapolis never saw what hit him, but a witness said it was a vicious attack. Mackenzie Jensen has a fractured jaw after someone threw a chunk of concrete at his face from a passing vehicle. Jensen was biking on 41st Street in south Minneapolis Friday afternoon when it happened. He wasn’t doing anything wrong when police say a man drove by in a white Bronco, hurling a concrete chunk the size of a brick at Mackenzie’s head. Police say witnesses saw the man wore a glove, his hands protected from the rough cement. While...
  • Cyclist attacked in Minneapolis

    08/10/2015 7:15:58 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 15 replies
    Police Issue Warning After Cyclists Randomly Attacked In Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Random attacks against bicyclists in Minneapolis are prompting warnings Sunday from police. We’ll warn you, there are disturbing photos with this story as someone’s been throwing chunks of concrete at bikers. Two people were hit on Friday in separate incidents, including 20-year-old Mackenzie Jensen of south Minneapolis. He was biking on a quiet south Minneapolis block of 41st Street when officers say he was attacked out of the blue. A woman who was hit was in the same area. The female victim was grazed with the chunk of...