Morning Links: Stunning Phinney crash photo, Better Bike examines the candidates for county supervisor

Let’s start with a brief bit of racing news.

A stunning photograph captures the moment Taylor Phinney crashed and broke his leg in two places during last week’s national road championships in Chattanooga. You can see him still falling after hitting the guard rail, while the rider behind struggles to stay upright and the moto rider who caused the crash puts a foot down to steady himself.

Meanwhile, 1984 Olympic gold medalist Connie Carpenter Phinney — Taylor’s mom — discusses the aftermath of his collision.

Nairo Quintana becomes the first Columbian to win the Giro d’Italia, while Bicycling magazine profiles Marianne Vos, who may just be the best cyclist of our generation.

And Jaguar redesigns Team Sky’s Pinarello Dogma for the Tour de France.

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Local

Better Bike digests the responses supervisor to the LACBC’s candidate questionnaires for District 3 county supervisor with a side-by-side comparison of their stands on the issues. Take a look at the responses, and go Bike the Vote on Tuesday.

 

State

San Diego celebrated Bike to Work Day on Friday after a two-week delay due to the recent fires.

Four Riverside County cities team up to create a 12-mile bike and walking trail.

The Wild West Charity Bike Ride rolls in Banning this coming weekend.

 

National

The quality of bike lanes — how many riders actually use them — matters more than quantity.

Portland prosecutors decline to file charges in an alleged road rage case, saying they don’t think they the case is winnable.

After an urban terrorist attempts to injure New York cyclists by stringing a rope across a park roadway, the NYPD struggles to give a rat’s ass.

A North Carolina Ironman competitor is injured when an SUV driver slams on her brakes in front of competitors.

Members of the Cherokee Nation begin their annual 950 mile Remember the Removal ride in honor of the 1839 Trail of Tears, one of the most shameful moments in American history.

New Orleans launches new bike trains patterned after our own LA Bike Trains.

Caught on video: Ft. Lauderdale police take down a Critical Mass rider; thanks to Erik Griswold for the heads-up.

 

International

A British Columbian randonneur is shot from a passing pickup during the Cache Creek 600 an apparent random attack; fortunately, he wasn’t seriously injured.

It’s not really a bike lane if everyone else in Toronto is parking in it, is it?

 

Finally…

Portland police offer advice on how not to be offended by the upcoming World Naked Bike Ride, like pull the shades down and turn up the TV. No, really. And Cyclelicious says bike handling skills could save your life.

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Check back later today for some good news in the fight against hit-and-run, as I get to meet one — or make that two — of my heroes.

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