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 struck and killed in Sunnyvale - KTVU San Francisco
    KTVU San FranciscoBicyclist struck and killed in SunnyvaleKTVU San FranciscoThe male adult cyclist suffered major injuries and was declared dead at the scene. Investigators said the driver stayed at the scene and was cooperating with officers. The name of the victim was being withheld until his next of kin could be notified.
  • Bicyclist killed by vehicle in Sunnyvale - SFBay
    SFBayBicyclist killed by vehicle in SunnyvaleSFBayA bicyclist was fatally struck by a vehicle in Sunnyvale this morning, public safety officials said. The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety reported at 8:20 a.m. that the collision occurred at West Fremont and South Mary avenues. Public safety ...Sunnyvale: Bicyclist dies in collision with vehicleSan Jose […]