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.)

  • Authorities identify cyclist hit, killed by semitrailer in Lehi - fox13now.com
    fox13now.comAuthorities identify cyclist hit, killed by semitrailer in Lehifox13now.comSilva said a 37-year-old woman, later identified as Noreen Macbean of American Fork, was traveling with a group of other cyclists when she was struck by the truck and killed. Both the cyclist and the truck were traveling northbound on 1200 West. It is ...and more »
  • Cyclist killed in collision with semitruck - KSL.com
    KSL.comCyclist killed in collision with semitruckKSL.comThe accident happened just after 10:30 a.m. near 2600 North and 1200 West. The 37-year-old rider was apparently near the end of a ride with a team of about 50 bicyclists when she collided with the semitruck, police said. Several of the woman's ...and more »
  • Thousands of bike riders kick off 'Slow Roll' season - The Detroit News
    The Detroit NewsThousands of bike riders kick off 'Slow Roll' seasonThe Detroit NewsDetroit — A few years ago, Jason Hall set out to organize a series of leisurely bike rides among friends to showcase the beauty across the city's neighborhoods. Today, the weekly rides in Detroit attract thousands and have evolved into a national ...and more »
  • San Dimas Stage Race draws bikers from around globe - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
    San Dimas Stage Race draws bikers from around globeInland Valley Daily BulletinThe three-day event, presented by the Southern California Velo Cycling Team, involved a time-and-speed test Friday into the Angeles National Forest above Glendora; the Saturday road race winding through La Verne, Pomona and San Dimas and a criterium ...and more »
  • HOLMBERG: Big bicycle races nothing new to Richmond, a city transformed by ... - wtvr.com
    wtvr.comHOLMBERG: Big bicycle races nothing new to Richmond, a city transformed by ...wtvr.com“It was a huge deal,” he told me while we talked about his book, “On Richmond's Wheel,” which is taking off as the September huge bike race nears. After the Civil War, he explained, much of Richmond was devastated. Developers looked to areas outside of ...
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