Guest Post: The Benefits of a Bicycle for Urban Transport

Every now and then — okay, nearly every day — I get a request to write a guest post for this site. Most turn out to be from marketers hoping to slip in a link to their client’s website. Which are promptly ignored. But this …read more

From:: BikingInLA

Morning Links: DUI driver in Palos Verdes rampage gets three years; scofflaw cyclists no worse than drivers

The Torrance man who went on a drunken rampage through the Palos Verdes Peninsula won’t be driving anywhere anytime soon. William Thomas Kelly was sentenced to three years in jail Monday after pleading no contest to felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon and …read more

From:: BikingInLA

Morning Links: Founding father of BMX found dead in Indio; man fixing bike shot dead by LASD deputies

Sad news from Indio, as one of the founding fathers of BMX riding was found dead in a tent over the weekend. A member of the BMX Hall of Fame, Scot Alexander Breithaupt had organized some of the first races while growing up in Long …read more

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Weekend Links: Cyclists help save missing woman, bike cop injured in fall, and Sac cyclists injured in car assault

Once again, bike riders are heroes. Even if they are mentioned only in passing. A Simi Valley woman was rescued Wednesday after her car went off the road in Latigo Canyon on Monday. She’d been missing for two days after driving to the beach for …read more

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Morning Links: 19-year old bike rider shot in Commerce; more naked folks on bikes; and mobile LA bike repair

Yet another LA-area bike rider has been shot and killed. According to KTLA-5, 19-year old Bryan Hernandez was riding his bike home from work when he was killed early Tuesday morning. His body was found around 2:50 am at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and …read more

From:: BikingInLA

Bike theft from SF Richmond District shop

6:45 Monday, June 29. Bike stolen from San Francyclo, including assault of one of the employees. Richmond District Blog has more details, and the below Tweets posted by the bike shop include video of the crime in progress.

If you have information about this crime (SFPD case #151802980), please contact the Richmond District police station at (415) 666-8000 or SFPDRichmondStation@sfgov.org. An anonymous tip line is also available at (415) 668-7387.

— Richmond District Blog (http://richmondsfblog.com/2015/06/30/robbery-and-assault-at-san-francyclo-bike-shop-on-monday-night/)

Perp enters… pic.twitter.com/Mhjln0t8Su

— San Francyclo (@SanFrancyclo) June 30, 2015

Perp enters, commits ($1,500) robbery & an aggravated assault on way out. Then threatens to kill Anson if he pursues! pic.twitter.com/ETexWMeNoj

— San Francyclo (@SanFrancyclo) June 30, 2015

Perp exit and assault! pic.twitter.com/WUxYKk9g7L

— San Francyclo (@SanFrancyclo) June 30, 2015

When I was involved in the bike shop in San Francisco’s Bayview district, we unfortunately were the victim of bike theft twice. I feel for you San Francyclo. Best of luck.

Morning Links: An early endorsement for state senate, registration gets bikes back, and OCTA swims upstream

Getting a jump on next year’s elections, the Speaker of the California Assembly has endorsed former representative Steven Bradford for the state senate in next year’s elections. Toni Adkins joins former LA mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, state Senator Robert Hertzberg and Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez …read more

From:: BikingInLA

The physics of bike balance

One of the glorious mysteries of the bicycle is how, even without a rider, it can stay balanced while rolling at speed. There are a couple of different commonly shared theories, but none of them tell the whole story.

Luckily, the fine folks over at MinutePhysics have posted a youtube video that explains it magnificently: Keep reading →

Denver rolling out bait bike program

San Francisco recently received reporting from coast to coast on their bike theft prevention efforts – specifically their bait bike program. A recent post by CBS Denver talks about the Colorado city’s police department also rolling out a similar program.

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A day in the life…

This video just popped up, making its rounds on some of the local San Francisco social media scenes. Passed along for your enjoyment.


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From:: JustAnotherCyclist