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He just wanted to water his plants, so they killed him.

By • Jul 29th, 2008 • Category: Hmm...

Traffic circle dispute turns tragic Quiet neighborhood chilled by death of man tending garden By KERY MURAKAMI AND HECTOR CASTRO P-I REPORTERS A 60-year-old Rainier Beach man seriously injured in a dispute over a neighborhood traffic circle died Thursday night at Harborview Medical Center. James Paroline had been in a coma since being punched and [...]



A perfect world.

By • Jul 27th, 2008 • Category: Hmm...

This was a reply to the quoted part at the top on a blog. adriel wrote: “In a perfect world, cyclists would have dedicated roadways (smaller than normal roads of course) just for them. But, that is cost prohibitive, so this is where we are.” In an even more perfect world, motorists would play nice [...]



The sports utility bicycle

By • Jul 24th, 2008 • Category: Hmm...

It is an xtracycle, but GREAT video, watch it warning, you may want one after seeing the video http://www.salon.com/mwt/good_life/2008/07/24/sports_utility_bicycle/



Now this is a pedalec I could love.

By • Jul 21st, 2008 • Category: Hmm...

I think. 70mi range, mixes pedalling and electric for that seamless fast experience. Giant Pedalec http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/bikes/ebike/2253/32019/ MSRP $2100 I can’t find the weight anywhere, if you find it please show me the link. I would seriously consider a bike like this for a regular commuter, my legs are strong enough, but if I could raise [...]



Spread the word, cycling makes gas cheaper.

By • Jul 18th, 2008 • Category: Hmm...

Ok, every bicycle trip that would have been a car trip reduces demand. Which increases supply, which makes gasoline cheaper. Now, really, how much is my 4000-5000 miles per year helping the price of gas? Not much, but the more people that do it, the more of an effect it has. if 1% of America [...]



Ann Arbor police cracking down on cyclists who ignore traffic laws

By • Jul 14th, 2008 • Category: Hmm...

http://blog.mlive.co…arbor_police_cracking_down.html I want to comment on this one, I am all for “cracking down on cyclists who ignore the law” but what about cracking down on speeders? (Oh wait if everyone stopped speeding the city would lose millions in ticket revenue, we can’t do that…) What about cracking down on drivers who harass other vehicles? [...]



Reading the texas drivers handbook, and lookie lookie.

By • Jul 12th, 2008 • Category: Hmm...

Texas Drivers Handbook A. MANDATORY SUSPENSIONS Convictions of the following offenses will result in the automatic suspension of a driving privilege. (See the Commercial Driver License Handbook for additional information concerning disqualifications. Also, see Suspensions/Revocations for Individuals Under 21 for additional suspension information.) • driving while intoxicated (DWI) by use of alcohol or drugs, • [...]



Watch the road, not the signs.

By • Jul 12th, 2008 • Category: Hmm...

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/traffic



Now THATS what I’m talking about!

By • Jul 6th, 2008 • Category: Hmm...


Critical mass

By • Jul 6th, 2008 • Category: Hmm...

I have mixed feelings about critical mass. 1) its fun. A lot of cyclists riding around downtown not intimidated by the cars that threaten us so often, it is nice, it is refreshing, I feel safe in the group. 2) Some people do things I do not agree with. Like when we go down a [...]