Wednesday night bike news

Hi all, and happy Wednesday night (in the United States now, anyway). Per usual, hover over the photos for their captions.

December 11 is Turning Wheels For Kids day in San Jose, California.

A man smokes a cigarette as he rides standing on the back of a bicycle along a main road in central Beijing October 18, 2010. In China, over half of all men smoke, compared to just 2.4 percent of women, and around a million people die each year from smoking-related illnesses, according to the China section of the Global Adult Tobacco Survey released earlier this year. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINAHEALTH SOCIETY - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Linus Bikes in a fashion column at the New York Times.

Style Derby was a bike fashion show in Minneapolis.

Cycle promotion programs result in 3.4% increase in household bike trips. Via.

Bike theft and recovery in small town in Western Australia.

University of Utah police and campus bike thefts.

Eugene Oregon Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan open house.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Community Support Officers cycle through central London on September 30, 2010 in London, England. An overhaul proposed by the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) will consider whether officers wishing to join the Metropolitan Police will have to work firstly on a volunteer basis before entering paid roles. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Fargo, North Dakota says “No” to a pedal powered bar.

Montreal: 8 years for killing a cyclist.

EcoVelo’s links page is full to the brim with bicycle goodness.

Tulsa Bike Bashers.

Sharrows in Logan, Utah.

A man rides his bicycle next to the Taedong river in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic (NORTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY)

Metallurgical analysis after a bike crash?

I’m not sure a pedal powered submarine is a good idea.

Recall: Revyl carbon brake by The Hive may crack and fail. Recall info here. The Hive sold about 500 of these $400 brakes over the past year.

UK children say Sir Walter Raleigh invented the bicycle. We know for a fact that it was Albert Einstein, because genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration, and bicycling inspires genius, inspiration, and perspiration!

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