Archive for January, 2007

Wind map

This map from the wunderground.com 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 hit and run on Airline Hwy - KPLC-TV
    Bicyclist killed in hit and run on Airline HwyKPLC-TVA man is dead after he was hit while attempting to cross Airline Highway on his bicycle. Baton Rouge police say the accident happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 6900 block of Airline Hwy. According to police, 49-year-old Fredrick Harris attempted to ...and more »
  • Bicyclist killed in West University area accident - Chron.com
    Bicyclist killed in West University area accidentChron.comDavid Rosenfeld, 47, was struck while en route to a memorial ride for Jon Trevelise, a cyclist who died after being hit by a car in Galveston last spring, according to members of Critical Mass Houston. Rosenfeld was married with three children, was a ...
  • National Championship Bicycle Racing Gets Underway In Chattanooga As ... - The Chattanoogan
    The ChattanooganNational Championship Bicycle Racing Gets Underway In Chattanooga As ...The ChattanooganCrowds once again are set to line the race route from downtown to Lookout Mountain. This year, every loop will include the daunting Kent Street climb in North Chattanooga. The route this year is along Market Street, instead of Broad Street, to help ...and […]
  • Living history: The great bicycle race of 1896 just missed Salt Lake City - Salt Lake Tribune
    Salt Lake TribuneLiving history: The great bicycle race of 1896 just missed Salt Lake CitySalt Lake TribuneCourtesy | Charles A. Maccarthy Collection, Special Collections Department, Stewart Library, Weber State University In the 1890s, bicycle racing was a popular pastime in Utah and across the country. Here, an Ogden “wheelman” races at a local track ...
  • Bicycle races: A story of conflict and resolution - TLV1 Radio
    TLV1 RadioBicycle races: A story of conflict and resolutionTLV1 RadioRoute 60 was packed on Jerusalem Day with around 500 Israeli settlers making their annual bike ride from Hebron to Jerusalem in memory of Yitzhak Buanish. Who was Buanish and why has his death inspired this physical act of remembrance? Host Laragh ...
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