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 in crash on McMullen Booth Road - WTSP 10 News
    WTSP 10 NewsBicyclist killed in crash on McMullen Booth RoadWTSP 10 NewsPalm Harbor, Florida -- A 52-year-old bicyclist was killed in a collision with a pickup truck around 4:47 p.m. Monday on McMullen Booth Road at Curlew Road in northern Pinellas County. Mark Allen Lustfeldt of Oldsmar died at Mease Countryside Hospital.Oldsmar bicyclist struck, killed aft […]
  • Bicyclist killed in Whitefish crash - NBC Montana
    NBC MontanaBicyclist killed in Whitefish crashNBC MontanaA 69-year-old Whitefish man is dead following a bicycle crash on Big Mountain Road in Whitefish. We spoke with Montana Highway Patrol about the accident this morning. The incident happened on Big Mountain Road at mile marker 1 just before 1 p.m. ...Ohio man dies in bicycle crashDaily Inter LakeAuthorit […]
  • Caldwell: It's past time to bring women's cycling up to speed - The Denver Post
    Caldwell: It's past time to bring women's cycling up to speedThe Denver PostMarianne Vos, the cycling superstar you've probably never heard of, sprinted into history Sunday as she won the first women's race put on by the Tour de France in 25 years. And the only way she got that opportunity on the world's biggest cycling stage ...
  • Cycling in Elmhurst draws raves - Chicago Tribune
    Cycling in Elmhurst draws ravesChicago TribuneFor the second year, Elmhurst hosted a day of bicycle racing last week as part of the Prairies State Cycling Series that draws professional and elite racers from as far away as New Zealand to compete in eight races from Waukegan to Downers Grove.and more »
  • Dispatch from Paris: 'La Course by Le Tour' was much more than just a race -
    BikePortland.orgDispatch from Paris: 'La Course by Le Tour' was much more than just a raceBikePortland.orgWe're excited to share a report from a major bike race in Paris — and we're not talking about the Tour de France. Author and former Portland resident Anna Brones witnessed the first ever “La Course,” a women's race put on by the […]