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Jim Oberstar RIP

Long time politician, avid cyclist and bike advocate Jim Oberstar passed in his sleep early Saturday morning, May 3, 2014. He was 79 years old. From my friend and long time bike advocate Buzz Feldman of Longmont, Colorado. The American cycling community lost a long time friend and the greatest advocate for improving bicycling in read more »

John Pickens RIP

ARPANET architect John Pickens who worked for Cisco as a distinguished engineer killed while road cycling on Niles Canyon Road north of Fremont, California. I can’t tell from the news report if this is a SWSS or an honest-to-goodness solo crash. Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. We also lost a road cyclist in read more »

Tony Scott rode a bicycle

Ridley Scott’s first film “Boy and Bicycle” featured his younger brother Tony as the boy.

Andy Griffith run down by scofflaw cyclist

RIP to Mr Andy Griffith, who passed early this morning at his home in North Carolina. Barney Fife lays out chapter and verse of the Mayberry municipal code that prohibits bike riding on the sidewalk. When the smug, self important cyclist immediately jumps back onto the sidewalk, he nearly runs into Andy Griffith himself.

Ken Russell: Knights on Bikes

One of British film maker Ken Russell’s first films as an amateur was this incomplete, five minute “Knights On Bikes,” which features Russell dressed up as a night trying to rescue a damsel in distress. Unfortunately, he crashes his old timey pedal velocipede, and the story ends with the Knight hobbling down the road.

Mississippi passes 3 foot passing law

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour signed SB 3014 — “The John Paul Frerer Bicycle Safety Act” — this week. This “Bicycle Safety Law” includes a “three foot” passing requirement and other important changes to Mississippi law. Mississippi also joins the 41 states with discriminatory “Far to the Right” laws on the books.