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Bike News Roundup: Embarrassing anti-bike Toronto mayor on verge of being ousted

It’s time for the weekly Bike News Roundup. As always, this is an open thread.

First up, a new film from a Scottish duo documents their cross-country bike tour. The title: Sleepless ’til Seattle.

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3 responses to “Bike News Roundup: Embarrassing anti-bike Toronto mayor on verge of being ousted”

  1. Re “Powering Through”: My theory on the seasonality of cycling is something like this: there are a variety of obstacles to biking, and at any given time any person will tolerate obstacles up to some threshold. Some obstacles: distance, hills, cold, rain, darkness, and traffic. When the weather is nice and it’s bright outside I’m willing to ride long distances up and down hills in traffic. When it’s dark, cold, and rainy I’ll still ride, but I won’t ride as far or in as much traffic. If I have to go a long way, and have to choose between steep hills and heavy traffic, I just won’t ride very often in the winter…

    And if I’m making a shorter trip, and there’s a route where I’m going that’s reasonably flat, and I’m comfortable with the traffic/intersections on this sort of route, I’ll bike all year. Rain snow or hail.

  2. Jon Korneliussen

    I went to Memfix. What a great project! This is an exciting time to be in Memphis. We now have 35 miles of bike lanes when a few year back, we had zero. The city has plans for 85 miles, a bike path across the Mississippi River to Arkansas, and the first cycle track should be completed next year. The weather is great for cycling, and the roling hills are not big enough to discourage new riders. One interesting observation: in Memphis, traffic is lower and drivers expect pedestrians to materialize out of nowhere and dart cross the road. This conditions drivers to be more alert to bicycles and pedestrians. I’be felt safer riding here than I expected to.

  3. Gary

    Well I just kicked in for that green laser bicycle light. Looks pretty cool. My lights are pretty bright but this should give me one more thing to stand out for in city riding.

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