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Bicycle crimes

You can apparently use bicycles to smuggle drugs. (edited with a good link) Bicycles are also suspected in a museum theft. Says a detective: “If I was going to do a job like this, I’d do it on a mountain bike because people don’t notice that sort of thing and when people are racing to read more »

Bicycle banality

It’s time to clear out my backlog of old bicycle news and study up on my GRE vocabulary. This photo depicts a Mad Cat rider at the 8 hour Boggs Mountain Bike event. Photo by Ken Conley, who’s posted 300+ photos from the event to his website, including some fun Crimes Against Photography. What pulchritudinously read more »

Pro bike thieves on how to lock your bicycle

Carlton Reid talked to a couple of professional bicycle thieves in this excellent article about how to make your bike less attractive to potential bicycle thieves. Carlton tried a brute force attempt on some of the strongest locks on the market and failed, but after learning the right technique he found he could defeat some 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

Santa Clara green lanes, Melbourne commuter challenge, and the lingering scent of bike saddles

City of Santa Clara CA is painting new buffered green lanes on Calabazas Boulevard. Photo from Ron.

Driving is a get out of jail for murder card in the Bay Area

The Center for Investigative Journalism confirms something many of us already suspect. The Berkeley based non-profit news agency analyzed five years worth of data from 434 pedestrian fatalities in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties. Sixty percent of the 238 motorists found to be at fault or suspected of a read more »