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This man needs to go to jail. He is a criminal.

By • Aug 17th, 2008 • Category: Stuff I found on the web

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/08/16/rowlands.bike.clash.crash.cnn Warning the video has media bias especially near the conclusion where they point out that it is the fault of cyclists for being there, comment if you disagree.



A very long but good article about cycling and the law.

By • Aug 16th, 2008 • Category: Stuff I found on the web

Legally Speaking with Bob Mionske – Two-by-two By Bob Mionske Posted Jun. 27, 2008 Dear Bob, In Eau Claire, Wisconsin, during a ride on the last Friday of last month, 17 cyclists were ticketed for violating the two abreast statue by claims that they were impeding traffic. The tickets stated that the violation was of [...]



The NY Times really do have it out for cyclists.

By • Aug 16th, 2008 • Category: Stuff I found on the web

Now they are nitpicking on Lance Armstrong. How much water do all the other rich people use? Did a bicycle run over your puppy James? First on August 11, they post this gem now they “care” so much about the environment that they single out a rich guy all the way over in Austin, TX. [...]



This reminds me of society’s addiction to cars.

By • Aug 15th, 2008 • Category: Funny Stuff

At what point do we wake up and realize how silly we are being?



Advertising misrepresents bicycling

By • Aug 14th, 2008 • Category: Bike Accidents, Stuff I found on the web

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 [...]



Motorists are all Goofy :)

By • Aug 14th, 2008 • Category: Stuff I found on the web

50 years later and what has changed? Less of the slow down, drive safely signs. The problem is that technology has improved the roads, and the cars, but not the drivers. We need traffic psychologists working on road designs. People with insight into human nature, and not those who would try and reduce everyone to [...]



A great song by Jimmy Buffet, Buzz Cason

By • Aug 12th, 2008 • Category: Stuff I found on the web

Just goes to show you God is smarter than we are. By: Jimmy Buffett, Buzz Cason 1971 I have been out wandering I have traveled far One conclusion I have made Is God don’t own a car He don’t wear no fancy clothes He’d rather take the bus He would pay a tourist fare So [...]



CBS on bicycles in the U.S.

By • Aug 11th, 2008 • Category: Stuff I found on the web

A video about bicycles in the US



If the author of this article was not paid by GM or EXXON, he is missing out on some money.

By • Aug 11th, 2008 • Category: Bike Tips, Rants

It seemed like a good idea at the time, bike to work, but now it turns out the cyclist was an idiot. Clear message: DO NOT BIKE THERE. Moving Targets Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times …Save gas money, be environmentally correct, lose weight — just by biking to work. And so after two [...]



All these stupid bicycles in my way, why don’t we tax them and restrict their use?

By • Aug 11th, 2008 • Category: Rants

Now this is the pinnacle of car-head thinking: BICYCLISTS Licensing could fund bike paths I live off a narrow, windy road with a double yellow line and no shoulders for miles. It is a long way to a main arterial and dangerous or impossible to pass in most areas. The road is, unfortunately, a favorite [...]