Planet Bike has installed photovoltaic panels to generate electricity. Planet Bike's newly commissioned 10 kilowatt solar power system began generating electric power atop the company''s headquarters in Madison, WI. They expect the 48 panel system to more than offset the company''s energy needs and Planet Bike plans to sell nearly 2/3 of the sustainable electric power back to the city's power grid.
Trailer bike recall: Instep Pathfinder, Schwinn Runabout, and Mongoose Alleycat. These are all manufactured and distributed by Pacific Cycles and sold mostly through mass market retail outlets (e.g. Target and WalMart) and bike shops. Info on the recalls and affected models at Instep, Schwinn, Mongoose. The coupling connecting the child trailer to the adult's bicycle can fail, causing the child's bike to fall over.
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Fritz- I'm not a helmet cop by any means; I just thought it was an interesting headline, and bike related, so I posted it. I assumed in reading it that they counted minor bumps and scratches, hence the "duh" I inserted at the end. I look at it as a seat-belt-in-an-airplane type of safety measure: in most cases it's not gonna do much, but if it does, great. If one has their own reasons for going without, more power to them. I look forward to a Utopian future where the helmeted and non can blog together in harmony.
I blog together in harmony with everybody, Doc! You know my Big Tent is open for all kinds of cyclists.
Doc Logan is referring to my comment at his blog on some recent helmet research in Austin, TX. Those doing the research overtly have a political axe to grind after voters spoke in 2006 to reject mandatory helmet legislation in Austin.