Archive for January, 2007

Wind map

This map from the weather web site shows the wind direction and speed.

I read somewhere that, once a bicyclist is up to cruising speed, 90% of the energy spent is just to overcome wind resistance. So when the wind is blowing that much harder in your face, well, that makes it slower going for bicyclists. (For automobiles, you will notice, if you keep track of your fuel efficiency, that your gas mileage will dip when it’s very windy out.)

  • Bicyclist killed near Rainier loved adventure - St. Helens Chronicle
    Bicyclist killed near Rainier loved adventureSt. Helens ChronicleA long-time St. Helens resident was killed on Highway 30 Saturday afternoon when he was struck while riding his bicycle. Peter Michael Linden, 74, died August 30 about 3 p.m. He was riding westbound near milepost 50 just west of Rainier when he was ...
  • Bicyclist killed in Spokane Valley hit and run - KXLY Spokane
    KXLY SpokaneBicyclist killed in Spokane Valley hit and runKXLY SpokaneThe incident happened on the overpass at Park and Cataldo above I-90 around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police say a vehicle hit a man in his 40's on a bicycle then drove away. Police are looking for the suspect vehicle, though they have little information to ...Roads back open after deadly cr […]