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Sad bikes of Fort McMurray, AB

Alberta fires and burned bicycles.

The charred remains bicycles sit in a demolished residential neighborhood in Fort McMurray, Alberta, where wildfires burn out of control, forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents from the area.

The massive wildfire has also halted an estimated one third of Canadian oil production, forcing British Petroleum to declare a force majeure, because the global oil giant anticipates they will not be able to deliver on some contracts for Canadian oil.

The Richard Nixon of Brazil rides a bicycle

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff rides a bicycle

Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, rides a bicycle around Alvorada Palace in Brasilia accompanied by her security detail.

The Lava Jato scandal has embroiled her presidency, when a young prosecutor investigations into corporate corruption at Petrobras and other large companies began revealing high level political involvement. The National Congress is considering impeaching her for alleged involvement even has President Rousseff’s approval rating among her electorate drops into the single digits.

Nancy Reagan rode a bicycle

Nancy Reagan rides a tandem bicycle with her son Ron

First Lady Nancy Reagan rides a tandem bike with son Ron Reagan on the south grounds of the White House in Washington DC on April 22, 1981.

Photo from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA. Even if you’re not a fan of Reagan, the Presidential Library is a fascinating place to visit if you’re in the area. My cousin lives nearby and teaches as a public school teacher in Simi Valley.

Rain Wednesday, a correction, and a news roundup

bicycle montage

Attention San Francisco Bay Area: Enjoy the sunshine and record high temperatures while you can, but be prepared for cooler temperatures and rain that’s forecast to briefly return beginning during about the Wednesday evening commute, and ending during the morning commute. About a half inch of rain is possible; South Bay trail users can check South Bay flooding status on selected trails here.

Look for bicycle and transportation updates below the photo of Italian pro Daniel Oss of BMC Racing setting the pace at the front of the peloton during stage one of the 2016 Tour of Oman, a 145km road stage from Oman Exhibition Centre to Al Bustan on February 16, 2016 in Muscat, Oman.