Bike blog updates

Happy rainy Tuesday from Santa Cruz.

First of all, apologies for the “Sexy Bookmarks” plugin that went haywire with my RSS feed yesterday. If you saw about a hundred links to Internet social networking sites in your feed reader in recent articles, that should be fixed now. Thank you to those of you who brought that ugliness to my attention so I could fix it pronto!

Let’s start with traffic today, shall we?

Seinfeld star Jason Alexander in car vs bike at Wilshire & June in Los Angeles. The teen cyclist suffered head lacerations. Alexander was not cited.

Bike Forums A&S: Driver cuts off a cyclist in a traffic circle, causing crash with damage to bike. The driver, an 18 year old girl, says her dad’s a police officer and refuses to provide insurance info to the victim. Responding officers blame the victim, refuse witness statements, and assure the driver they’ll take care of things for her. Details at Bike Forums.

From CHPBIKE at Auberry Road and Copper Avenue near Fresno, CA:

1179 – Traffic Collision – Ambulance Responding
— 9:00AM CALLER WAS INSISTANT THIS WAS INTENTIONAL, SUSP VEH IS STILL 1097
— 8:59AM 1039 CAL FIRE FOR EQUIP
— 8:58AM VEH VS BICYCLE

Photo: Russian dictator Vladimir Putin receives an Austrian KTM Score 4.0 bicycle from Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann during a visit to Austria on August 24.


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Bike for food at a Danish hotel: A Crowne Plaza in Copenhagen gives meal vouchers to hotel guests who hop on an exercise bike for 15 minutes to generate power, just like Charlton Heston did in “Soylent Green.”

Frat boys and sorority girls on bikes: The Cutters win at the Little 500. Oh, hey look: there’s a documentary film.

Bike touring and Nazi spies?

Sweet bike jumps, now in Lego animation!

Wales: Moving beyond coal.

Save Transit rallies.

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