Bikes

Here’s a hodge-podge of bikey news for your perusal below the photo.


South Bay Bike Party July 20 2012

Bikes on BART pilot begins next week. Get trained to be a Bikes On BART volunteer ambassador.

Congratulations to Mr Bradley Wiggins. Next stop: The Olympics.

InMenlo profiles Menlo Velo owner Rainer Zaechelein.

USA Cycling unveils their 2012 Olympics web page, covering road, track, BMX and mountain bike racing at this summer’s London Olympic Games.

There’s a cool history of mountain biking exhibit at San Francisco International Airport right now. Via my pal “bikesgonewild,” who himself played a role in that history.

RideOn Magazine in Australia tests 14 different cargo bikes. Via Sustainable Melbourne, which used one of my photos of a Metrofiets.

RAGBRAI is this week. Journaled here by the sponsoring newspaper.

Road rage… between two bicyclists:

“This is the first time I’ve heard of a road rage incident between two guys on bikes in my 27 years as a cop,” said Ferndale police Detective John Thull.

“The suspect claimed the man on the other bike cut him off,” Thull said. “The suspect then yelled an obscenity as the victim who rode off.”

More –> Knife used in Ferndale bicycle road rage, cops say.

Gregg Wilcox drove with his left foot because of the walking cast he wore on his right foot, with foreseeably tragic consequences. More here, in which Wilcox’s attorney told media that the case has been “extremely disturbing” to Wilcox.

I’ve been meaning to post my thoughts on this for a while, but this NY Times story will suffice for now: Bicyclists using cameras to capture accidents: Cameras Are Cyclists’ ‘Black Boxes’ in Accidents.

Hey look! A Russian dashcam video shows a cyclist getting hooked.



3 Comments

  • July 23, 2012 - 8:42 pm | Permalink

     I rented from Menlo Velo when I was out visiting some friends. They were awesome, great service, excellent equipment and fantastic prices.

  • July 24, 2012 - 10:00 am | Permalink

    I’ve bought from Menlo Velo and recommend them to people looking for rentals.

  • July 25, 2012 - 2:04 pm | Permalink

    dude that guy was riding in the trucks blindsport too…. 

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