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.)

  • Police Identify Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run - WBOC TV 16
    Houston ChroniclePolice Identify Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-RunWBOC TV 16LANHAM, Md. (AP) - Prince George's County Police have identified the bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run crash in Lanham. Officers said on Tuesday that 34-year-old Dwight Calvin Johnson of in Lanham died at a hospital after Sunday's crash. Authorities ...Bicyclist killed in hit […]
  • 60-year-old Gaithersburg man killed in collision Monday morning -
    BethesdaMagazine.com60-year-old Gaithersburg man killed in collision Monday morningBethesdaMagazine.comUpdate - 3:45 p.m. Monday - A cyclist died after being struck by a truck near the Gaithersburg and North Potomac line, according to county police and fire officials. Police identified the cyclist as Andrew Gerard Malizio, 60, of Gaithersburg. Police ...Bicy […]
  • Horner linked to US Continental team Airgas-Safeway -
    velonews.competitor.comHorner linked to US Continental team Airgas-Safewayvelonews.competitor.comIn 2004, riding for Webcor, Horner won the Redlands, Pomona Valley, and Sea Otter stage races, and again finished the season as the top-ranked rider on USA Cycling's National Racing Calendar. Horner finished eighth that year at the UCI road world ...and more […]
  • Frosty Cross 2014 rolls out new Fun Night - Le Mars Daily Sentinel
    Frosty Cross 2014 rolls out new Fun NightLe Mars Daily Sentinel(Sentinel file photo) A participant carries his bicycle over barricades during a 2013 Frosty Cross race at the Le Mars Municipal Park. This year's Frosty Cross starts with a Fun Night Friday, followed by two days of competitive races Saturday and Sunday.
  • Interview: Andrew Ritchie, by Lynne Tolman - Podium Cafe
    Podium CafeInterview: Andrew Ritchie, by Lynne TolmanPodium CafeThe 1895 LAW convention was in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and Kittie insisted on integrating herself into all the facilities, social gatherings and rides - riding a man's bicycle and wearing bloomers! It is a fascinating story very ably told by Lorenz ...