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  • Entire RAGBRAI staff resigns over Register’s handling of Carson King story

    10/16/2019 11:12:31 AM PDT · by bigbob · 33 replies
    KTIV.com ^ | 10-15-19 | KTIV staff
    A rift over the Des Moines Register’s handling of the Carson King story has led to the resignation of the entire staff of the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa from the newspaper, effective immediately. In a Tuesday post on RAGBRAI’s Facebook page, TJ Juskiewicz said the Register, “refused to offer me the opportunity to openly speak to the RAGBRAI Nation, and answer the hundreds of passionate questions asked about the future of RAGBRAI following the Des Moines Register’s handling of the Carson King story.” Juskiewicz said his efforts to communicate with riders were blocked because “it did not...
  • Cycling Apparel Maker Plans North Carolina Factory (53 jobs)

    09/10/2019 3:34:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Thomas News ^ | September 10, 2019 | Andy Szal
    A manufacturer of specialty apparel for cyclists this week announced plans to relocate from northern California to western North Carolina and establish a new manufacturing and distribution facility. The state’s Commerce Department said Kitsbow anticipates investing nearly $900,000 in the facility in Old Fort, North Carolina, about 20 miles east of Asheville. The project is expected to create 53 new jobs. Kitsbow, founded in 2012, produces shirts, pants, outerwear, and accessories aimed at cyclists and mountain bikers. Company officials said they selected the Old Fort site over 11 competing locations with a history of textile manufacturing due to the area’s...
  • Surprise! A Tour de France That Doesn’t Feel Like a Fait Accompli

    07/05/2019 10:35:59 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 52 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3 July 2019 | J. Gay
    Yes! Le Tour is here. The 106th edition of the race begins Saturday, in next-door Brussels, a nod to the stern-faced Belgian cycling titan Eddy Merckx, who won five overall Tours and 34 stages beginning in 1969... It’s got a case as the craziest and most beautiful event in sports, but it’s clearly an acquired taste. I’m really super-duper into it. You know this. ...the four-time Tour winner Chris Froome, was badly hurt in a crash, suffering a broken leg and other injuries. Froome would have been a favorite for this year. One of the more intriguing newbies is Mike...
  • 'Wasteful and pointless': Watchdog lists 'biggest boondoggles' to ease highway gridlock

    07/06/2019 4:07:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 3, 2019 | Dan Boylan
    A public interest advocacy group has identified the country’s “most wasteful and pointless” transportation projects, which are costing taxpayers $25 billion. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) cites among “the biggest boondoggles” a $2.2 billion widening of Interstate 81 in Virginia, a $7 billion interstate project in Houston and a $802 million “Connecting Miami” redesign of city highways. According to PIRG, widening highways to reduce gridlock fails for several reasons. Multiple studies show that more road space over time leads to further congestion because of a phenomenon called “induced demand.” “We’re stuck in a car-centric rut in the United...
  • World Bicycle Day - 3 June

    06/03/2019 12:10:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    un.org ^ | June 3, 2019 | UNITED NATIONS
    The mobility needs of people who walk and cycle – often the majority of citizens in a city – continue to be overlooked, states Share the Road Programme Annual Report 2018. Even though the benefits of investing in pedestrians and cyclists can save lives, help protect the environment and support poverty reduction. Meeting the needs of people who walk and cycle continues to be a critical part of the mobility solution for helping cities de-couple population growth from increased emissions, and to improve air quality and road safety. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), safe infrastructure for walking and...
  • Bicycles and The Great Leap Backwards

    05/03/2019 9:56:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/03/19 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The stakes are high – will we be able to keep our much envied “antiquated” American way of life, our very freedom and mobility which defines who we are? Americans hold constitutional elections in order to choose, among many positions in government, the local mayor. But a non-governmental organization (NGO), Bycs, which created the bicycle mayors’ program, wants to change that. How can an unelected ‘mayor’ be constitutional? “It is nice to have one, centralized voice,” … “And, honestly especially in the U.S., it’s so much easier to do as a party of one, than a committee, meeting, month to...
  • When This Bike Company Put a TV on its Box, Shipping Damages Went Way Down

    01/28/2019 10:44:51 PM PST · by vannrox · 23 replies
    www.bicycling.com ^ | 12OCT17 | Molly Hurford
    VanMoof Sometimes, to make a product truly great, a company must think outside the box. But for Dutch bike manufacturer VanMoof, thinking about the box itself solved a major problem when it came to shipping.According to CNN, the company reported that more than 25 percent of its bikes were damaged before even being delivered last year. The problem was especially bad when shipping to the U.S."Your covetable products, your frictionless website, your killer brand — they all count for nothing when your delivery partner drops the ball," Bex Rad, Vanmoof's creative director, wrote in a Medium post last year.RELATED: Strava Will...
  • DeVos breaks bone in cycling accident, has surgery (Sec. of Ed.)

    01/04/2019 4:01:56 PM PST · by Yossarian · 27 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 1/4/19 | The Associated Press
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is recovering after undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone suffered in a cycling accident. A department spokeswoman says DeVos is resting at home after the Thursday surgery. She is expected to recover fully. The spokeswoman did not immediately answer questions about the accident or the nature of DeVos’ injury. (Snip. Not much more article after this...)
  • Longtime commentator, ex-pro Sherwen dies at 62

    12/02/2018 9:37:12 PM PST · by luv2ski · 31 replies
    Velonews ^ | December 2, 2018 | Andrew Hood
    Renowned as the voice of cycling, ex-professional and NBC Sports analyst Paul Sherwen died Sunday. He was 62. The cycling community was reeling Sunday at news of Sherwen’s death. One of the most well-known and familiar personalities in cycling, his career as racer and later as broadcaster stretched decades. Officials from NBC Sports, where he covered five Olympic Games as well as 33 editions of the Tour de France as a commentator, sent a message of condolences. “We are saddened to offer our condolences to the friends and family of Paul Sherwen, who passed away this morning at his home...
  • POWER METER BAN AT TOUR DE FRANCE?

    10/26/2018 8:17:48 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 45 replies
    DC Rainmaker ^ | 26 Oct 2018 | Ray Maker
    “We reassert our desire to see the end of power meters in races, which annihilate the glorious uncertainty of sport.” ...C’mon now – anyone who’s been involved in major stage races (or any pro race) knows that the single biggest thing they could do to instigate more excitement would be to take away race radios. For those not familiar, race radios are small wireless radios worn by the riders that allow them to communicate with their team.
  • Transgender cyclist calls out 'bigots' after winning female world championship

    10/15/2018 4:40:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 90 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Canadian cyclist Rachel McKinnon is calling out “transphobic bigots” on Twitter after she reportedly became the first trans woman to ever win gold at the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles. . . “We cannot have a woman legally recognized as a trans woman in society,” she told USA Today in January, “and not be recognized that way in sports. … Focusing on performance advantage is largely irrelevant because this is a rights issue. We shouldn’t be worried about trans people taking over the Olympics. We should be worried about their fairness and human rights instead.”
  • Biological male wins female world cycling championship

    10/15/2018 7:59:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2018 | Rick Moran
    Yesterday, a biological male who identifies as a female won a women's world championship cycling event. Rachel McKinnon, a professor at the College of Charleston, won the women’s sprint 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles. It's becoming more common for biological males who identify as female to win women's sporting events.  Daily Caller: McKinnon celebrated the victory on Twitter, writing: “First transgender woman world champion…ever.” Allowing biological males who identify as transgender women to compete in women’s athletic events has been a controversial subject, as critics have argued that it puts the female competitors at...
  • Transgender Woman Becomes First Ever World Champion in Women’s Cycling

    10/15/2018 5:29:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 14, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Dr. Rachel McKinnon became the first ever transgender world champion in a womens cycling event this weekend. She whooped them little girls. Rachel McKinnon is standing in the middle of the photo. The other thing that makes this incident particularly interesting is that McKinnon believes that men who identity as women should not be required to take testosterone suppressing hormones (let alone have gender reassignment surgery) in order to participate in women’s athletic competitions.
  • BIOLOGICAL MALE WINS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN WOMEN’S CYCLING

    10/14/2018 3:55:53 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 107 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3:10 PM 10/14/2018 | Peter Hasson | Reporter
    A biological male who identifies as a transgender woman won a women’s world championship cycling event on Sunday. Rachel McKinnon, a professor at the College of Charleston, won the women’s 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles. McKinnon, representing Canada, bested Carolien Van Herrikhuyzen of the Netherlands and American cyclist Jennifer Wagner to take home the gold. McKinnon celebrated the victory on Twitter, writing: “First transgender woman world champion…ever.”
  • Law enforcement bracing for more semis on U.S. 20 in LaPorte County as Toll Road fees increase

    10/09/2018 8:12:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The South Bend Tribune ^ | October 6, 2018 | Stan Maddux
    LAPORTE — Law enforcement in LaPorte County is preparing for the possibility of an already-congested and dangerous U.S. 20 being overrun with more semi-trucks as drivers avoid the 35 percent cost increase of traveling the Indiana Toll Road. Much of that stretch of highway being down to one lane in each direction for resurfacing adds to the concerns. LaPorte County Sheriff John Boyd said he’s reached out to Indiana State Police to help patrol U.S. 20 if an increase in truck traffic becomes too much for his staff to handle alone. “We’re going to prepare for it,” Boyd said. “We’re...
  • It's a fad. It's dangerous, and police just want kids to stop doing it (Swerving)

    09/13/2018 4:51:36 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    NJ.com ^ | September 12, 2018
    You're headed down the road in your car and a kid, on a bike, heads straight for you and pops a wheelie right next to your car, or near a parked car. It's dangerous and it's a fad that just won't die in New Jersey, police say. The stunts are called "swerving" -- or intentionally biking in the path of vehicles while performing tricks. Sometimes, large groups of teens will do this together, just to confound traffic. In response, N.J. towns have taken to local Facebook groups and public forums to air concerns about this dangerous practice, and local police...
  • NYC should stop coddling young white bros on bikes

    09/04/2018 6:22:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sept. 1, 2018 | Steve Cuozzo
    “More protected bike lanes!” was summer’s war cry for take-no-prisoners cycling advocates. But the roughly 98 percent of New Yorkers who get to and from work by other means than bicycles need protection from the young, testosterone-fueled white males who comprise the vast majority of two-wheel desperadoes.
  • Man shot to death by cyclist in Uptown (north side of Chicago)

    08/20/2018 11:36:29 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 8/19/2018 | Staff
    A man was shot dead Sunday morning in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side. Dennis Thomas Jr., 33, was sitting in a vehicle about 8:10 a.m. in the 4600 block of North Clifton when someone pulled up on a bicycle and shot him several times, according to Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. He lived in the same block where he was shot. The shooter then rode off in an unknown direction, police said. Area North detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.
  • Liberals Bike Through Tajikistan Are Stabbed Dead By ISIS

    08/16/2018 10:18:14 AM PDT · by detective · 76 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full tile: Bleeding-Heart Liberals Bike Through Tajikistan to Prove “Evil Is a Make-Believe Concept” — Are Stabbed Dead By ISIS A young American couple quit their jobs to bike across central Asia. he couple, Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, were posting about their adventures online. Jay wrote that “evil is a make-believe concept” in one of his last posts. The couple wanted to share their openheartedness with all of the people they met on their journey. In Tajikistan they were murdered by ISIS. Both cyclists were found with several knife wounds. ISIS posted a photo after killing the...
  • Millennial Couple Bikes Through ISIS Territory to Prove ‘Humans Are Kind’ and Gets Killed

    08/15/2018 4:27:40 PM PDT · by GraceG · 211 replies
    Pluralist ^ | 15 Aug 2018 | Michael Sinkewicz
    "Evil is a make-believe concept we've invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans." A progressive young American couple was killed in an Islamic State-claimed terrorist attack last month while on a bike trip around the world. Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, who were both in their late 20s, quit their jobs in 2017 to embark on a trip around the world. Austin, a vegan, and Geoghegan, a vegetarian, decided that they're were wasting their lives working. "I’ve grown tired of spending the best hours of my day in front of a glowing rectangle, of coloring the best years...