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 by car in Mission identified - SFBay
    The San Francisco AppealBicyclist killed by car in Mission identifiedSFBaySan Francisco police spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan said the bicyclist was bleeding when emergency crews arrived and that the driver of the four-door sedan involved in the collision remained at the scene. The cause of the collision remains under ...Bicyclist Struck, Killed in Miss […]
  • Birmingham Real Estate Developer Killed In Hawaii While Bicycling - Deadline Detroit
    Hometownlife.comBirmingham Real Estate Developer Killed In Hawaii While BicyclingDeadline DetroitBirmingham real estate developer Jeffrey Surnow, a bicyclist enthusiast, died Sunday after being struck by a police officer while riding his bicycle in South Kohala, Hawaii, the website Downtown Birmingham/Bloomfield reports. Kevin Elliott of the ...Organizer of […]
  • Twin Cities pro bike race a go this year, as sponsors step in - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
    Minneapolis Star TribuneTwin Cities pro bike race a go this year, as sponsors step inTwinCities.com-Pioneer PressThe board of directors of the North Star Bicycle Festival voted this week to go ahead with the 2015 version of the five-day pro bike race and festival despite a last-minute scramble to find enough sponsorship funding. The 16-year-old race, formerl […]
  • La Primavera at Lago Vista bike races set for this weekend - austin360 (blog)
    La Primavera at Lago Vista bike races set for this weekendaustin360 (blog)The event, hosted by the Lago Vista & Jonestown Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Bicycle Racing Association, runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and it's free to watch. Spectators typically bring their own folding chairs and line the ...
  • Bicycle races to close downtown Chico streets Sunday - Oroville Mercury Register
    Bicycle races to close downtown Chico streets SundayOroville Mercury RegisterThe races are organized by the Chico Corsa Bicycle Club, and hosted by the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. More information is available at www.chicostagerace.com or by contacting Mike Painter at 1-916-612-0810 or director@chicostagerace.com.and more »
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