Snow day reading

I lived in Wichita Falls, Texas for a while (before that monstrosity of an elevated freeway was constructed straight over downtown), and one distinct memory I have is that of a whole long line of police cars responding to an accident on the north side of town during an unusually wintry day. I watched from my bicycle on an access road as I watched several of them slide into the ditch.

You might enjoy scenes like that, but it might be better to stay home and enjoy the time with your friends and family instead. If you haven’t lost power and Internet access yet, here’s a collection of the latest on the bicycle Interwebs.


Bike Shop Girl announces a new cycling team just for you!

Attention Women:Trek wants your feedback on women and mountain biking in this survey.

Artist wants your bike video footage for a music video. I don’t think this short 38 second video is quite what they’re looking for, but this is me in Santa Cruz. Can you spot the tallbike, my neighbor Bill stuck in traffic in his fire truck, and the Pacific Ocean?



Excellent! Elly Blue says “Don’t fear biking, fear sitting in that chair!” *Applause*

Saskatooon, Saskatchewan (high temp today: -2°F) had a bike party on Sunday. Nearly 200 people showed up!

Santa Cruz County bike survey shows more cyclists.

New Trail: Joe’s Trail in Saratoga, California. It’s not officially opened yet, but I already added it to OSM.

Necessity is the mother of invention. An Aptos (near Santa Cruz) attorney kept dropping his cell phone while biking around town, so he created a new mobile device mounting gizmo that straps your phone to your wrist. And then he uses photos of the device in use while driving (boo hiss).

Jim Langley offers some practical advice on saddle comfort.

DC Bikeshare is booming. See also: Bike Share not just for tourists anymore.

Streetsblog: No Federal purview for bike projects, but highways are Constitutionally mandated! (with more commentary about this at Grist.

Video: Biking in an ice storm in DC:



Bicycle vs transit problems.

Transit’s Product: Mobility or Access?

Downtown Long Beach bike lane construction begins.

North Dakota kills 3 foot bicycle safety bill.

Bike lanes in Indonesia have special police protection? This article says, “In order to ensure the safety of the cyclists as well as to sterilize the special tracks from other road users, Syahrul said the tracks would be guarded round-the-clock by public order officers.

South Carolina Highway Patrol make arrest in bike vs car hit and run.

Missouri Highway Patrol hits and seriously injures teen on bike.

Which reminds me: I finally fixed my CHP bike crash incident report tool!

“Bicycle ministry” finds new home.


Shout out to my blizzard bound friends

Jen in Chitown, Ed in Tulsa, Jill in Alaska, Joe in DC, Warren in Kansas City and….

…and are they really the only ones posting about snow and ice today? Did an ice laden tree branch pull a Hosni Mubarek and render everybody without Internet access already?

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  • February 1, 2011 - 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Hey man, nice to see you posting about my old hometown….Saskatoon. Yeah, big props to those how went out for their frigid bike party.

    Thanks for giving me the quick weekly update….I appreciate it.

    Darryl

  • February 1, 2011 - 11:32 pm | Permalink

    I keep forgetting that you’re Canadian, Darryl!

    Nice post at LTB about #savecyclists too.

  • February 2, 2011 - 3:58 am | Permalink

    Saratoga is getting 14″ of snow tomorrow. Oh, wait – that’s Saratoga, NY. AKA the home of Serotta.

  • Siouxgeonz
    February 3, 2011 - 9:56 pm | Permalink

    We only got 6-7 inches, lots of it sleet. Still closed down everything for two days ( enough of it was just plain ice, and there were winds) and we were in a little window of Getting Less of Everything (I screenshot radar pictures when we were in a precip-free circle, and it happened several times).

  • February 3, 2011 - 10:18 pm | Permalink

    “only” 6-7 inches, she says.

    My family had dinner last night with a couple of women from Champaign. They work at Wolfram and they’re in town for a data conference.

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