Thursday, July 30, 2009

Better off to buy a bicycle...

Like everything else the government does, the Cash for Clunkers program is seeing its wheels fall off. I wonder what will happen to the deal we think we made at Premier Subaru on Wednesday night, replacing our hail-battered Outback Sport with a new Outback Sport and using our '93 Ford Exploder as a "clunker" to sweeten the deal.

The Wall Street Journal says deals closed so far will be honored. Lets hope so...

W. Jemez Crash--Latest, latest update

5th (Latest) update from Monitor Managing Editor Carol Clark. LAPD has wrapped up its investigation and turned it over to the District Attorney for further examination. Check out Carol Clark's site for updates.

From another site, not sure who this person is, but there seems to be an ongoing progress report on the cyclist's recovery here.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Bicycling Coalition of New Mexico letter to Gov on partial paving of road shoulders

This letter was just sent to Gov. Richardson.

Also being covered in the Santa Fe New Mexican and Albuquerque Journal.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Lawless cyclists? Who is throwing the stones?

Had an interesting day yesterday. I course marshaled the Tour de Los Alamos at the Vehicle Access Portals south of the Omega Bridge from 8:30 a.m. to about 1 p.m.

During that time I had abundant opportunity to watch motorists. I would qualitatively estimate that at least half and probably closer to two-thirds blew the blinking red light when making the right turn from Jemez into the VAP area. Some even did this with a cop stationed at the light. Some barely slowed down.

One guy who I stopped looked at me in disbelief when I asked him why he ran a stop sign. Guess he forgot what a blinking red means:

A flashing RED traffic light means the same as a stop sign. You must come to a full stop and then may proceed when it is safe to do so.

So next time someone tries to single out cyclists as being particularly averse to obeying the law, I suggest they not throw too many stones. The problem is bigger than cyclists.

Just wish I had an assistant with a laptop to write all the numbers down.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

An LCI Bites the Dust

Just be careful out there, folks.

League mourns the loss of Bruce Rosar

In a statement issued today on behalf of the League of American Bicyclists’ board of directors, board chair Amanda Eichstaedt said, “I am terribly sad to announce the death of Bruce Rosar earlier today in Apex, North Carolina; he was killed in a collision with an automobile. Bruce was elected to the League’s national board in March 2008 and as recently as late June had traveled to San Jose, Calif. for a board meeting and our Smart Cycling conference. It is a tragic irony that Bruce was one of our certified League Cycling Instructors with a passion for safe riding; he was active throughout the Raleigh/Durham area promoting cycling and cyclist safety. He will be missed terribly and our hearts go out to his family, friends and riding colleagues. We are still gathering details of the crash and will keep the League family informed of additional details and responses.”

Cyclist who led others is killed

Collided with car during Apex ride

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Rescheduled Bike League class

Here is the class information for the rescheduled bike league class. This is the full-length version of what Khal taught at the Wellness Center. We'll be teaching on July 24th (evening) & July 25th (all day).