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Oregon Students Design Helmet “Black Box”

Students at Oregon State University designed a bicycle helmet that records your crash: The only thing the helmet does not include, but should, is a camera to pick up video of the b**s**d who hit you. For that you’ll need to buy a standard mounted video camera.

Seattle Civil Rights Lawyer Killed on Bicycle

Sher Kung, 31, was killed by a driver who turned left in front of her.

The Seattle Times reported that John Pucher, the Rutgers University cycling expert who had previously visited a Seattle conference, called the Second Avenue bikeway where Ms. Kung died, “death-defying” and said he nearly got hit five or six times on just one trip downtown.

Cadel Evans Wins Brutal Utah Stage

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Tour of Utah, 2014 — Stage 6 – Saturday August 9, 2014  Salt Lake City to Snowbird, Utah– By Jim Freibert, If you can judge how tough a bike race is by the quality of its winners, or the number of…

Mountain Bike World Cup in Windham August 8 – 10

Women's Elite downhill racing will be featured at Windham next weekend (in addition to men's.)

July 31, 2014 – Windham, NY A mere 100 miles from New York City, the  2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup starts in Windham, NY next Thursday, August 7. Racing will continue through Sunday August 10, for both men and women elite riders…

The Hazbins: Jersey of the Week

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See if you can find out who the Hazbins are: they keep a low profile, take a big trip every year, and have among them previous Olympic champions. The group is so secretive that Rob refused to reveal who runs the group, or any of the members’ names, and even gave us the wrong phone number to follow up with.

Bikegate: Contador’s Broken Specialized Bicycle

Contador after his crash and before returning to Spain.

The incident called “Bikegate,” has become the subject of conspiracy theorists who used reconstructed photos of video and other photos they found on the Internet to prove or disprove the idea that either Contador’s bike snapped when it hit a rock, or snapped when he crashed–or neither. A quick search for the top bicycle and parts manufacturers on the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recall site, shows that almost all major brands have had some safety recall in the past two years.

News Flash: Delays at GWB

An empty GWB before the Gran Fondo in 2011. Wouldn't it be great if it were like this every day? Photo: Benepe (c)

July 22, 2014– Fort Lee, NJ The authority in charge of the George Washington Bridge connecting New York and New Jersey has issued a flash advisory for drivers traveling West to East today. Until about 3 PM today Tuesday, two…

Frenchman Gallopin Wins the Stage into Oyonnax

The peloton in stage 11, ASO/ B. Papon.

July 16, 2014 – Stage 11 – Besançon to Oyonnax – 187.5 km

Frenchman Tony Gallopin who lost his yellow jersey after Bastille Day, has now won stage 11 through some clever thinking and hard work at the end of a technical stage that defied prediction. His win was the result of a brave attack off the front of a four-man lead group with only 2.5 km to go. Behind him three riders refused to work together, to their detriment. Among them was Peter Sagan and Michal Kwiatkowski who both wanted to save energy for the final sprint. Instead, they lost to Gallopin. Earlier in the stage, American Andrew Talansky (Garmin) flatted, and then complaining of back pain, lost significant time to the leaders. As Gallopin crossed the finish line, Talansky was still 20 km from the finish.

New Voice in Englewood, NJ Seeks Safer Streets

Ron Grosinger

Englewood looks a little like a subsection of Greenwich Village in New York City. Its small shops and relatively mild traffic is only accented further by a nice main street filled with great restaurants.

But traffic on the southbound-only Dean Street is very fast and narrow, and completely unsafe for cyclists. Even pedestrians have great difficulty crossing the street.

Tour de France TV Schedule (USA)

The Tour de France will be broadcast on cable TV in the United States, and carried on NBC Sports. Below is the entire TDF 2014 TV Schedule. Saturday, July 5 LIVE: Tour de France Stage 1 – Leeds to Harrogate,…

NYC Airports to Offer “Free” Wifi–Sort of

It would be great if we could fly like this instead of dealing with the frustrations of modern flying.

With great fanfare the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced today that they will be offering “free” Wifi at area airports.

That should make frequent flying for cyclists to race, train and attend events happy.

Except the fine print reads that the provider Boingo Wireless Inc, will only be offering the first 30 minutes free. The remainder of time has to be purchased.