Maybe he was just joyriding.
Or maybe the thief figured out something things are just too hard to sell.
Either way, this sort-of bike theft turned out to be very short-lived, and the purloined pedal car was swiftly recovered.
And will soon be back with owner, if it isn’t already.
No word on who took it, though.
— CulverCity311 (@Culvercity311) July 14, 2020
Thanks to Lynn Ingram, Ted Faber and The Mailer Demon for the heads-up.
Los Angeles may finally be fixing its streets.
But it’s leaving anyone who’s not in a car behind in the process.
You may have noticed: LA is repaving a lot of streets right now.
The problem: they're repaving without adding bike & bus lanes, solidifying car culture for decades to come.
— Streets For All (@streetsforall) July 13, 2020
Do it, already.
Remember this the next time someone says you can’t carry anything on a bike.
Yesterday I moved out of my flat in Surrey Quays to a new flat in Eastcote, a journey of about 20 miles. Luckily working for @pedalmeapp meant I didn't have to hire a van. Some of the hills were a bit tough though! pic.twitter.com/7AdR5E0uAv
— maidstoneonbike (@maidstoneonbike) July 2, 2020
Thanks to W. Corylus for the heads-up.
Today’s common theme is improving your DIY bike repair and transport skills.
Bicycling wants to teach you how to use tire levers. They just happen to have the same ones I do, too.
Gear Junkie offers instructions on how to swap out your bike pedals in five easy steps.
An Orlando FL TV station wants to teach you how to properly carry a bike on your car. Although blocking the car’s rear license plate, like they show, is illegal in California.
North America’s “premier conference for walking, bicycling and placemaker professionals” is going virtual this August, along with everything else.
The war on cars may be a myth, but the war on bikes just keeps on going.
A Glasgow bar owner threatened to smash a bike rider’s “fucking head in” when the bicyclist stopped to film his car blocking a bike lane, along with several other scofflaw vehicles.
But sometimes, it’s the people on two wheels behaving badly.
A bike-riding Los Angeles man faces assault charges after spitting on a woman at a South Pasadena Black Lives Matter protest, then throwing a rock at her when she recognized him two days later.
Bebe Rexha is one of us, as she goes for a ride in an LA canyon. Although the British press seems more obsessed with her behind than anything else.
A San Francisco man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a driver while riding his bike.
Treehugger says bike touring may be the perfect way to get around in the summer of Covid-19.
Mountain biking is benefitting from the coronavirus bike boom, with trail use up anywhere from 100% to 500% throughout the US.
Forbes recommends the best bicycling gear and accessories for women.
That tragic Glendale, Arizona crash that took the life of two people got even more tragic on Monday, when it was revealed that the victims were a father and his daughter, who was riding home on her dad’s handlebars.
Now that’s a bike ride. Three Colorado men rode 203 miles and climbed two 14,000 foot mountains — with a total elevation of 23,000 feet — in a single day to call attention to ending the stigma of depression and mental illness.
This is the cost of traffic violence. A Houston woman was known for carrying extra food on her bike for stray dogs; they may go hungry now, after a driver stoned on PCP ran her down as she was riding.
Kindhearted residents in a Minnesota neighborhood pitched in to buy a new bike for a young boy after his was stolen, and another bike left in its place.
Kindhearted Punxsutawney PA police officers used raffle proceeds from a bike rodeo to buy new bicycles for six kids.
Road.cc recommends the best cheap cycling computers. “Cheap” being the operative term, with prices starting at the equivalent of just $10.
Finally, someone’s taking a page from LA’s book for a change, as Montreal decides to allow bicyclists to ride in at least some of the city’s bus only lanes.
Once again, an elderly London pedestrian has been killed by a hit-and-run bike rider. A reminder that you have just as much responsibility to stop after a crash as a driver does, no matter where you ride.
The bike boom isn’t enough to offset the driving bust for Britain’s biggest bike dealer, which has the misfortune of selling auto parts and repairs, as well as bicycles.
An Edinburg writer says the city can cut bicycle and pedestrian deaths to zero if ordinary people counter misinformation with facts, and say “Enough!”
There’s a special place in hell for whoever stole the ebike a Scottish doctor used to visit sick and vulnerable patients at their homes.
A Scottish letter writer says the increase in bike riders demands the adoption of presumed liability, which assumes that the driver of the larger and more dangerous vehicle is responsible for any collision, because they have a greater duty to avoid it.
When Europe shut down due to the coronavirus, a Scottish college student couldn’t get a flight back to Greece. So he bought a bike, and spent the next 48 days riding 2,175 back home.
A new Spanish conversion kit promises to change your bike into an ebike in a matter of minutes, for just $510; a crowdfunding campaign has raised 165% of the $113,471 goal with 12 days to go.
Bike ridership in Paris has doubled over the past year. And the City of Lights is just getting started reshaping the streets.
Bike riders face the same problems all over the world, as inadequate bike paths and irresponsible drivers put Turkish bicyclists at risk. Something most of us can relate to.
Sadly, it took the death of a bike-riding man for the Kuwaiti parliament to approve a plan for bike lanes.
Two-time Tour de France runner-up Nairo Quintana is back on his bike just a week after he was struck by a driver on a training ride.
The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay says July just isn’t the same without the Tour de France. If you can get past the Journal’s paywall, that is.
CyclingNews looks back at the most memorable bike races of the past 25 years.
And every green building needs a cycle track on the roof.
Thanks to Robert Leone for that last link.
Be safe, and stay healthy. And wear a mask, already.