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About that Speed Vest

My (mostly non cycling) buddy Michael in Denver asked what the point of this Speed Vest is. Why is it helpful for motorists to know how fast a cyclist is going? I think motorists see a bike and mostly think “slow.” And yes, we generally are slower than most traffic. But there have been occasions read more »

Bicycle Speed Vest

I linked to this yesterday, but this bicycle vest that displays your speed is cool enough for its own post. This high visibility vest with reflective panels also displays the cyclist’s speed with large, lighted numerals. A sensor on the wheels sends the speed data to a small computer, which is programmed to display the read more »

A more pragmatic high speed rail plan

The California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) announced a new proposal that reduces costs while promising more immediate benefits during a press conference this morning.

Singlespeed bikes: Illegal death traps?

These bikes may be illegal to sell in the United States! Do you see the problem with these production bikes? See if you can find it before I give it away below the photos. Swobo Del Norte Spot Brand 29er Cayne Uno Strida 5.0 Bianchi San Jose Cannondale Hooligan This belt drive singlespeed from Lynskey, read more »

Pedestrian killed by cyclist in San Jose, and more bike news

Mercury News journalist Mike Rosenberg tweeted out this letter sent to City Hall the other day regarding pedestrian safety and dangerous sidewalk cyclists in downtown San Jose. Letter San Jose City Hall received: Guy worried about being sent to his crypt; "meanwhile enjoy" pic.twitter.com/6zrcL7wjfR — Mike Rosenberg (@RosenbergMerc) March 25, 2014

Austin Mayor: Drunk driving angers him; Is killing while sober okay?

From the Austin American Statesman on the allegedly drunk driver who drove at high speed through a crowd of people attending a South by Southwest event in downtown Austin, Texas: “The Austin Police department is investigating this matter as allegedly involving drunk driving. If this is true, this fact angers me. Drunk driving is never read more »