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Obama Bicycle Policy Wins Love From Cyclists, Scorn From Trucking Industry

Yay!  I hope it goes through.  Equal consideration for walking and cycling on the roads! Obama Bicycle Policy Wins Love From Cyclists, Scorn From Trucking Industry WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a weekend bicyclist, might consider keeping his head down and his helmet on. A backlash is brewing over his new bicycling policy. LaHood [...]

Doctor sentenced to 5 years in prison for assaulting bicyclists in Brentwood

Doctor sentenced to 5 years in prison for assaulting bicyclists in Brentwood January 8, 2010 | 11:05 am A doctor convicted of assaulting two bicyclists by slamming on his car brakes after a confrontation on a narrow Brentwood road was sentenced today to five years in prison. Christopher Thompson, wearing dark blue jail scrubs, wept as he [...]

Inciting Hate Crimes — from newspaper comments to Facebook»

Inciting Hate Crimes — from newspaper comments to Facebook Jan 7th, 2010 by Keri. 25 comments I suspect most local cyclists have read the most recent road wars article in the Sentinel. As is typical, the comments are full of hate and threats of violence from the typical lowlifes who frequent newspaper comment sections. I [...]

Why I am not afraid of cars (Or any man).»

How can you ride in a dangerous street with deadly metal monsters without being terrified? I found the answer. Trust God. 1) Bicycling and walking are better for the earth.  There is no doubt.  Anyone with a brain knows that cars are polluting God’s creation. 2) Our job on earth is to take care of [...]

This is definiately not cycle related, but it is a judicial travesty. And it affects the environment.»

Once Upon A Time – The Rise and Fall of Spark-EV Once Upon A Time there was a man who loved cars. He was also a successful businessman that for years imported products from around the world. One day, he found he needed a new dump truck, and decided he could get one from China [...]

10 reasons to celebrate expensive fuel.»

I agree 100% lets keep the gas high, hell lets get more expensive. $10/gallon anyone?

It will change the world in a good way.

On being an old, outta-shape guy…»

…and becoming a bicycle commuter… When I was in my mid 30′s, I was overweight, out of shape, and not very healthy at all. Then I got into cycling. This was in the Houston area…where cycling is easy, because the place is pancake-flat. So, I got my weight down, my energy level way up, and [...]

It’s all about the journey.»

It is nice to have goals, but as a person who has accomplished some of them I can honestly say, it is never as good as I think it will be. The journey to the goal was the fun part. On the bike, we are always headed somewhere. Some of us are headed towards burning [...]

Advertising misrepresents bicycling»

Found here Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Advertising misrepresents bicycling From the Birmingham News (AL), 08.13.08: Positives of bicycling often not portrayed in ads Most images of cycling presented in mass market ads follow one of two distinct approaches–one positive, albeit often nostalgic, the other unfortunately negative. This dichotomy neatly reflects the conflicted perception of the [...]

Man OD’s on 5 perscription drugs, kills cyclist, gets 60 days in jail.»

Bicyclist Vilhelm Hesness was hit and killed by an SUV last summer as he was riding lawfully on Manchaca Road near FM 1626 in South Austin. The driver who hit him, Richard Alan Lee, was under the influence of five prescription drugs at the time, including sedatives, an antidepressant, and a tranquilizer, according to toxicology [...]