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August 6, 2017

Do biking commuters breath pollution ? A New York City story.

WNYC: Do biking commuters breath pollutionin NYC.

August 1, 2017

Olga Cook story, west side highway tragedy


The husband of cyclist Olga Cook, who was killed by a drunk driver last June at the intersection of West and Chambers Streets, is suing the City of New York, the State of New York, the Hudson River Park Trust, and the Battery Park City Authority over her death.


Ms. Cook was run over at approximately 8:00 pm on the evening of June 11, 2016 when a white Ford truck, driven by a 26-year-old Samuel Silva, traveling southbound on West Street, made an abrupt right turn onto westbound Chambers Street, and struck Ms. Cook, who was riding north along the Hudson River Park Greenway.

Olga Cook,the 30-year-old newlywed and triathlete who was killed by a drunk driver while cycling in Battery Park City on June 11, 2016.

"There were 17 prior crashes at just this location, in the years preceding Olga's death," says attorney Daniel Flanzig, who is representing Ms. Cook's husband, Travis Maclean. "And five of those incidents also resulted in serious injuries. And there have been multiple deaths of cyclists at other locations in the Hudson River Park's bike path."


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July 12, 2017

Helen Ho of Recycle a Bicycle, NYC

Eleanor's NYC's profile of Helen Shirley Ho of recycle-a-bicycle, New York.

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More.

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July 6, 2017

Joe Cruz's beautiful bike tours

Joe Cruz's beautiful bike tours.

June 20, 2017

Ride alone ?

More Blacks and Hispanics thought bicyclists were mostly women, children, and seniors and more Blacks and Hispanics thought they would bike more if they could bike with family and friends. To comfortably bicycle with someone, the bicyclist would prefer to ride beside and not in front or behind their companion. Therefore, cycle tracks in lower income ethnic-minority neighborhoods should be wide to enable side-by-side riding with family and friends. (C.R.O.W, 2006 ; Rietveld and Daniel, 2004).


June 19, 2017

North Shore Racks bike racks

North Shore Racks customer testimonials and Series 202 racks.

June 13, 2017

Citibike comes to Astoria with Long Island City expansion

Citibike plan for Astoria and Long Island City, 2017.

May 8, 2017

e-bikes are not a panacea

But the biggest flaws with e-bikes are physical and psychological. The bicycle is meant to be an endorphin-multiplier. In my mind, bike commuting's big draw is burning calories on the way to your destination. Yes, an e-bike is better for the environment than your car, but in the end, you forgo a crucial part of the experience. You make yourself better, and stronger, when you ride a real bike.

By doing the hard work for you, e-bikes cheat people out of that accomplishment and ultimately make them lazier. They enable entitlement to motion and a sense of false accomplishment.

May 7, 2017

An insurance bill for damage to the vehicle that hit her ?

For the first time in her life, Nako Nakatsuka felt hopeless. On April 6, 2014, the typically upbeat biochemistry grad student and member of the UCLA triathlon team had been making a left turn off Santa Monica Boulevard on her road bike when a car drifted into the turn lane and hit her from behind.

But it wasn't the crash that got to her--it was what came in the mail a month later: an insurance bill for damage to the vehicle that hit her, along with the threat of a lawsuit.

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February 5, 2017

New York City bike lanes, circa 2002

New York City bike lanes rated Rate a C for experienced cyclists, but a F for new people on bicycles -- Clarence Eckerson of BikeTV

January 23, 2017

Seatpost suspension: suspend the person, not the vehicle

Ride Body Float and Cane Creek Thudbuster.

Cane Creek review.

January 14, 2017

Manhattan to Montreal bike path. Thanks Cuomo !

Build 350 New Miles of Trail to Create Largest State Multi-use Trail Network in the Nation

750-Mile Trail Network Will Connect Lake Erie to the Capital Region and the New York Harbor to Canada

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today proposed completing the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Erie Canalway trails by 2020 to create the Empire State Trail, the largest state multi-use trail in the nation.

To achieve this, the state will develop 350 miles of new trail in three phases to create a 750-mile pathway for hiking and biking along scenic vistas and through charming, historic communities. The Empire State Trail will span much of the state, from the New York Harbor up through the Adirondack Mountains to the Canadian border - and from the shores of Lake Erie along the historic Erie Canal to the heart of the Capital Region.

January 11, 2017

Times up rides

Times-up organized some bike rides in NYC.

October 23, 2016

Wahoo element cycling computer

A long term review is of the Wahoo Element coming, but initial impressions are good.
Pros: form factor, features, moderately reliable bluetooth syncing, uploading to Strava.
Cons: instruction in box very lacking, mounting hardware for tapperred handlebars, battery life, backlighting at night.

June 26, 2016

PinkPike is like a well designed eBay for bicycles


Bike shop search engines:


PinkBike buysell.

Eriks bike shop fat-bikes/Search;
RideMonkey.BikeMag classifieds;
BikeForums/sale/;

NYC's Bicycle Habitat search for Surly;

Bikes:


Surly

Bike Exchange's Surlys;
Coastkid's 2015 springtime reflections on the Surly Moonlander;
Bikeman's Surly Moonlander
Tonys Bicycles's Surly Krampus Ops;


Momentum

Momentum Rocker;
The Bicycle Planet's Momentum Iride Rocker;
Bike Exchange's Giant-Momentum Rocker

The Fat Bike Hub on budget fat bikes, $500 $1100;

Freewheel Bike's Wheelbike Fat Bike Everything.

June 25, 2016

Bicycle summer in the Canadian Arctic

Fat-Bike.com's Tuesday summer in the Canadian Arctic

June 24, 2016

Bicycle size

Via Rocky Mountain

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June 23, 2016

Le Grand Fat Tour

Growing bicycle niche of all terrain fat-tire bicycles.

Le Grand Fat Tour: Le Grand Fat Tour 2016

Parc Jean Drapeau Ecorecreo Rental fat bike Montreal at Parc Jean Drapeau at Ile Sainte Helene/. (Special, January 16 to February 7, 2016 )


Kingdom Trails Winterbike

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June 21, 2016

Fat Bikes Arise


Background:

Bicycling.com's fat bikes explained.

Icebike's Mountain-bikes / fat-bikes.

Monterey Mountain Bike
Fat Bikes for 2015


August 25, 2013

Peak car


city, state and federal policies that for more than half a century encouraged suburbanization and car use -- from mortgage lending to road building -- are gradually being diluted or reversed. "They created what I call a culture of 'automobility,' and arguably in the last 5 to 10 years that is dying out," Ms. Sheller said.

New York's new bike-sharing program and its skyrocketing bridge and tunnel tolls reflect those new priorities, as do a proliferation of car-sharing programs across the nation.

A study last year found that driving by young people decreased 23 percent between 2001 and 2009. The millennials don't value cars and car ownership, they value technology -- they care about what kinds of devices you own, Ms. Sheller said. The percentage of young drivers is inversely related to the availability of the Internet, Mr. Sivak's research has found. Why spend an hour driving to work when you could take the bus or train and be online?

From 2007 to 2011, the age group most likely to buy a car shifted from the 35 to 44 group to the 55 to 64 group, he found.

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June 26, 2013

Tabata Original

The rise of interest in very brief, high-intensity interval training.

This approach to exercise started to take off in 2006, when Martin Gibala, a physiologist at McMaster University in Ontario, and his colleagues published a study showing that a three-minute sequence on an electronic stationary bicycle -- 30 seconds of punishing, all-out pedaling followed by a brief rest, repeated five or six times -- led to the same muscle-cell adaptations as 90 to 120 minutes of prolonged bike riding.

The study, which was published in The Journal of Physiology, soared to the top of the journal's "most e-mailed" list and stayed there for years.

Since then, Dr. Gibala and his colleagues, as well as other groups of scientists, have been closely parsing the effects of brief bouts of intense exercise, trying to determine just what happens in the body when you work it very hard for a short period of time, and what dosage of such intense effort is likely to be most effective and tolerable for a majority of people.

The most recent research suggests that a few minutes per week of strenuous exercise can improve aerobic fitness, generally more quickly than moderate activity does.

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June 9, 2013

Citi Bike NYC is alive


CitiBike NYC is alive.

Looking forward to system data and realtime updated maps.

Already two weeks in service, it looks popular and very useful.

Posted to Green transit urbanism NY.

June 1, 2013

Conservatives hate Citi bike: NY Mag venn diagram


Dorothy Rabinowitz of The Wall Street Journal called the Bloomberg administration "totalitarian" for ... encouraging the riding of bikes.
In perhaps the best unhinged rant of any kind ever, Daniel Greenfield at the always enjoyable FrontPage Magazine refers to Janette Sadik-Khan, the city's pro-bike transportation chief, as a "Muslim Nazi collaborator's granddaughter" who in "partial revenge ... made many New York streets nearly as impassable as those of her grandfather's wartime Dresden."

NY Mag's intelligencer CitiBike NYC venn-diagram: why-conservatives-hate-citi-bike.

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Sharing: So central to the concept of bike shares, they put it right in the name. But conservatives hate sharing -- tax dollars, calamari, doesn't matter. True story: Louie Gohmert never shared a toy for the duration of his childhood.
It is a very slippery slope from sharing bikes to sharing everything. You blink and all of a sudden we're a socialist dystopia, and everyone's eating Bloomberg Vitamin Mush for every meal.

Environmental: Bike are also good for the environment. This will please you if you think the environment actually needs help. But if you think carbon emissions and climate change are conspiracies (like 58 percent of Republicans) perpetrated by Al Gore and a handful of scientists at the University of East Anglia, then bikes are just lies on wheels.
Vaguely French: French people ride bikes, right? Like, more than other people? There's something vaguely French about this whole thing. Doesn't sit well.

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