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Next Time Someone is Parked in the ‘Bike Line’ Ask What Duncan Would Do?

Next Time Someone is Parked in the ‘Bike Line’ Ask What Duncan Would Do?

GoPro: Duncan The Two-Legged Pup Published on Jul 29, 2014 Take a look inside the inspirational life of a puppy who may look a little different, but really isn’t that different after all. Special thanks to Amanda Giese and Gary Walters. For more information on Panda Paws Rescue visit: http://www.pandapawsrescue.org http://www.youtube.com/pandapawsrescue https://www.facebook.com/PandaPawsRes… Shot 100% on […]

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Increase in bike use brings increase in head injuries

Increase in bike use brings increase in head injuries

POSTED 9:42 PM, JULY 31, 2014, BY KATHARIN CZINK, UPDATED AT 09:50PM, JULY 31, 2014 Source: WGN They’re everywhere! It’s bicycle season and riders are taking to the streets and paths in numbers. It’s a carefree way to navigate the city, but doctors say don’t be careless when it comes to safety. It’s a perfect […]

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Scofflaw ChainLinkers : On The Horns of a Dilemma

Scofflaw ChainLinkers : On The Horns of a Dilemma

Background Reading  ON WHY RANDY COHEN IS WRONG (BeezodogsPlace) (UPDATED) “Be right, but not dead right.” – Randy Cohen’s Views Put To The Test (BeezodogsPlace) Idaho Stop Law: Dangerous Urban Cyclist Blather (BeezodogsPlace) We Need A “Truth Commission”  (BeezodogsPlace) A Bicyclist Runs Into Ethics and the Law  (BeezodogsPlace) Bad Cyclist Behavior Is Everybody’s Problem  (BeezodogsPlace) Why Cyclists Run Red Lights  (BeezodogsPlace) The […]

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Protected Bike Lanes Are A ‘Lost Cause’

Protected Bike Lanes Are A ‘Lost Cause’

Background Reading Practical Thinking: Buffered vs. Protected Bike Lanes (BeezodogsPlace) Buffered Bike Lanes (BeezodogsPlace) Park Avenue Buffered Bike Lane (BeezodogsPlace) Buffered Bike Lanes (BeezodogsPlace) Easier Maintenance or Pretty Green Lanes? (BeezodogsPlace) More Ruminations on Chicago ‘Protected’ Bike Lanes… (BeezodogsPlace) Snow Removal : The Achille’s Heel of Protected Bike Lanes (BeezodogsPlace) Protected Bike Lanes vs. Convenience and Safety (BeezodogsPlace) Summary Very soon now we […]

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Extreme Piercing Taken To A W-HOLE New Level (PHOTOS)

Extreme Piercing Taken To A W-HOLE New Level (PHOTOS)

By Michael McLaughlin Posted: 06/28/2014 8:16 am EDT Updated: 06/29/2014 1:59 pm EDT Source: The Huffington PostIf eyes are windows to the soul, then Joel Miggler’s extreme piercings are a portal to the digestive system. The 23-year-old from Germany has undergone some extensive body modifications. Most noticeable are the holes in the alternative models cheeks […]

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10 Tips for Cycling to Work – Team Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

10 Tips for Cycling to Work – Team Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

July 22 2014 Source: commuteSMART Team Portsmouth Naval Shipyard won the “Largest Employer” category in the 2014 Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge with a total of 8421 miles! I interviewed two team members, Paul “Cycling Savvy” Hafford and Charles “HighKingAdventures” Piazza , who each ride over 5,000 miles annually from home to the shipyard. […]

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More Than Half of Citi Bike’s Early Members Did Not Renew

More Than Half of Citi Bike’s Early Members Did Not Renew

Friday, August 01, 2014 – 04:00 AM Source: Transportation Nation Citi Bike doesn’t publish numbers on how many people are renewing their memberships. While the system does release monthly reports on how many people sign up or renew, it doesn’t break out renewals as its own figure. We know that at the end of May, the system […]

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Cyclist Dies After Being Hit By Metra Train

Cyclist Dies After Being Hit By Metra Train

July 31, 2014 7:09 PM Source: CBS (STMW) –  A cyclist died Thursday evening when she was hit by a Metra train in northwest suburban Des Plaines. Train no. 639 on the Union Pacific Northwest Line struck the cyclist about 6 p.m. near the Cumberland station, according to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis. The cyclist, a woman […]

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‘Just the Bike’ for an Urban Environment

‘Just the Bike’ for an Urban Environment

Background Reading Report and photos from test ride of Organic Transit’s ELF trike (BeezodogsPlace) Organic Transit plans Portland test drive event for solar/pedal-powered trike (BeezodogsPlace) Velomobile (BeezodogsPlace) Does Modern Urbanism Only Help a City’s Elites? (BeezodogsPlace) Summary Chicago’s so-called ‘elites‘ are very certain that they have a handle on the future of Human Powered Vehicle transportation going forward. In […]

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Yeah, Right!

Yeah, Right!

Every now and then a ChainLinker makes an idle threat. And just before acting on it he considers the consequences of his actions. What’s it like to be banished to the hell that is not being able to drink with your buddies while riding against traffic on the Critical Mass Ride? Could you ever live […]

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ChainLink : What It Could Be…

ChainLink : What It Could Be…

What It Currently Is The ChainLink Forum is a cringeworthy source of cycling information for Chicagoland. It is replete with rants about this or that ‘issue‘. If you had a ‘near miss‘ or someone ‘shoaled‘ you or a perfectly good bike design somehow offends your sensibilities, this is the place to come to vent. You […]

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LA Bike Trains – Why Is There No ‘Chicago’ Alternative?

LA Bike Trains – Why Is There No ‘Chicago’ Alternative?

http://labiketrains.com (OnLine) About Need to get to work in Los Angeles? Wish your commute was super fun instead of a drag? We provide a rolling party along select routes run by Conductors – experienced urban cyclists – to harness the safety of riding in a group while kicking it up a notch by making the ride […]

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Cycling Wisdom : Videos by Laura Lukitsch

Cycling Wisdom : Videos by Laura Lukitsch

Uploaded on Jan 26, 2011 This is the first video in a series of webisodes focusing on sustainable urban transit. The series is part of the documentary project, MIND THE GAP. URBAN BIKING: Overcoming Your Fears focuses on the perceived challenges of urban biking and what new bikers can do to start biking, from taking […]

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Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later

Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later

by NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR July 30, 2014 1:54 PM ET Source: NPR How much is too much? Robert S. Donovan/Flickr To ward off big memory problems in your 70s and beyond you may want to cork the bottle more often now. In a study of 6,500 people published this week, adults with a midlife history of drinking […]

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LA Bicycle Commuters Form ‘Bike Trains’ For Safety

LA Bicycle Commuters Form ‘Bike Trains’ For Safety

Background Reading  Shifting Gears: Commuting Aboard The L.A. Bike Trains (NPR) by ALEX SCHMIDT July 29, 2014 4:55 AM ET Source: NPR Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: A grassroots project in Los Angeles – a city, of course, dominated […]

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Why Chicago’s Divvy Trails New York’s Citi Bike-Sharing Program

Why Chicago’s Divvy Trails New York’s Citi Bike-Sharing Program

By Ted Cox on July 30, 2014 5:25am Source: DNAinfo DOWNTOWN — No matter how fast Chicagoans pedal, the city can’t quite catch up to New York. At least that’s the case when comparing the cities’ two bike-sharing programs. New York’s Citi Bike has 100,000 members — more than four times Divvy’s 23,000. In its […]

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BIKE LAW UNIVERSITY: RIDING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

BIKE LAW UNIVERSITY: RIDING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

July 11, 2013 by Ken Source: League of American Bicyclists Bicycling under the influence laws are very rare, often times leaving a gray area in the law. In this edition of Bike Law University, we take a look at BUI laws and how they’re implemented across the country. BUI laws provide specific penalties for bicyclists that […]

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Study Links Alcohol and Bicycle Deaths

Study Links Alcohol and Bicycle Deaths

By JENNIFER 8. LEE APRIL 9, 2009 7:00 AM Source: NYTimes Don’t drink and drive? What about “don’t drink and bike?” Some 21 percent of autopsies for New York City bicyclists who died within three hours of their accidents detected alcohol in the body, according to a Department of Health and Mental Hygiene study that […]

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ChainLink: Headlights for Bikes?

ChainLink: Headlights for Bikes?

Background Reading A Teachable Moment: Bike Design Arrogance (BeezodogsPlace) ‘This is the bike for Chicago’ (BeezodogsPlace) Summary There is a recent thread (cited above) on the results of the design competition for an urban bicycle for Chicago. You can read portions of the thread by following the links above. At the end of a rather long series […]

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This Cycling Jacket Transforms You Into A Human Firefly

This Cycling Jacket Transforms You Into A Human Firefly

Posted by Candace Kita Monday 07.28.2014 Source: Visual News Cycling has become an increasingly-popular way to travel, but sharing the road safely is not always easy. From narrow streets to hazardous intersections, city infrastructure can present some challenging situations for bikers commuting to work or those simply desiring a leisurely ride. See Also Preferred Mode: Portraits Showcase Bicycle […]

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