Here’s my bias: No matter how you go — bike, car, bus, train, boat or plane — I want you to get there safely.
I’m sick to death of people who take risks with other people’s lives.
And lately I’ve become disgusted with all the venom aimed at cyclists.
It’s a great piece. Take a few moments to read it.
A writer for the Washingtonian offers his own response. The editor of Greater Greater Washington — the site that innocently set off the misguided screed — suggests letting understanding win over hatred. The Brooklyn Spoke says embracing the crazy is the best way to stop the bikelash.
And Streetsblog USA cites still more sources giving the misguided rant the smackdown it deserves.
Great Le Tour coverage from VeloNews.
Defending champ Chris Froome is out after falling on rain-soaked cobbles, his third crash in two days; Team Sky’s decision to leave Wiggins at home is looking pretty foolish, despite what the team manager says. Then again, things aren’t looking so good for the Spaniards, either. American Tejay van Garderen is growing into his role as team leader for BMC.
Streetsblog’s Joe Linton adds to the discussion of the OC cyclist threatened with arrest for swearing at the road raging driver who tried to run him off the road.
Bike liability lawyer and BikinginLA sponsor Jim Procrass answers an intriguing question on Streetsblog: Can city council members be held liable after killing bike safety improvements?
PCH remains a dangerous place, as a 58-year old rider is injured in a collision in Pacific Palisades; thanks to Barry Goch for the heads-up. Meanwhile, a writer for the Weekly says riding a bike in LA can be deadlier than Mumbai or Shanghai.
Protesters march on Councilmember Gil Cedillo’s office to demand a safer North Figueroa.
Levi’s will open a pop-up bike commuter hub in Los Angeles next month; other hubs will open in Brooklyn and London.
Bike in to the Frog Spot on the LA River bike path in Elysian Valley.
Santa Monica police insist their announced July crackdown on bike riders is about education, not writing tickets. So remind them about that if they pull you over; I’m sure they won’t mind.
Santa Clarita will add more off-road bike trails to their existing 76-mile network.
A Newport Beach bike rider goes from collision victim to wanted criminal after whacking the driver with a bottle.
A writer for Wired takes a three-day, 77-mile journey through the Mojave Desert.
When you’re a known Ukiah meth user on probation with a recent firearm arrest, stop for the damn police car already. Or at least, don’t ride in front of it.
An NPR producer describes the lessons learned from her high-speed solo cycling fall. Like know your limits and stop when your body says enough.
A Portland rider discovers the risks of falling of your bike include contracting flesh eating bacteria.
Nice to see some businesses get it. Instead of fighting bike lanes, a group of Portland business owners ask for a protected bike lane in front of their storefronts.
Lance gets props from cops for trying to help catch a notorious Austin bike thief.
Instant Karma? An Atlanta thief is severely injured doing a faceplant while trying to ride off with a purloined bike.
Caught on video: After a speeding motorist nearly runs down a Brit cyclist, he tries again. In reverse.
Scotland’s Town Mouse takes the long way home through the rural countryside. Looks like a lovely ride; maybe she can show me the way someday.
Corking intersections may be controversial, but a network of new bike lanes in Cork, Ireland should be reason to celebrate.
And bike friendly Beverly Hills toasts their 12th annual Cycling Classic with a special brew. No, sadly, not that Beverly Hills.
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