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Tuesday Bicycle News

SRAM’s recent $400,000 gift to the League of American Bicyclists and the Thunderhead Alliance brings SRAM’s total cycling advocacy contributions to $1,000,000. Price of rubber ingredient drops 90%, tire prices expected to go down. An evening with Tom Ritchey. Lance Armstrong on Barack Obama. Armstrong placed 29th in the Tour Down Under in Australia, where read more »

Tuesday afternoon bicycle news

Bunch of worthwhile stuff from WIRED “Gear Factor” blog: Cycle law: Should bikes be treated like cars? Radio Shack rebranded as “The Shack”. I think they’re talking about BGW here (the cool part that is, because he is cool: “ It’s almost embarrassing, like seeing your grandfather listening to an iPod and riding a single read more »

Hump Day bike news: SF bike politics, Sondors in the wild, Accidental Argyle

Happy Happy Hump Day. We had another wonderful San Jose Bike Train this morning, with three of our seven riders wearing argyle with absolutely no pre-planning whatsoever on our apparel because we’re so awesomely in tune with each other. I also learned from Janet that the Mountain View City Council approved a new city bike read more »

Yolo County bicycle hit & run ends with police dog takedown

Update: Sac Bee reports 38-year-old driver Alamar Houston will be charged with two counts of attempted murder, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and felony driving under the influence of drugs. Two 17-year-old cyclists were seriously injured, one of them critically. 51-year-old Donald Dumaine (whose story is recounted below) suffered road rash when read more »

Tuesday roundup

Happy Tuesday. The weather today in the San Francisco Bay Area should be more pleasant than yesterday’s sweltering hot afternoon. More bike stuff below the photo of Ian happily leading the way to north San Jose on Bike to Work Day last May. Okay!

Tuesday Bike News:

Good morning from California. Carlton Reid reminds us that it’s our own stupid fault the motor car became so popular. We cyclists insisted on hard surface roads. We wanted road rules to keep pedestrians out of the way. Because cycling as a hobby belonged mostly to deranged, sport-minded young men with a bent for innovation, read more »