Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Breaks Elbow in Cycling Accident – EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

The Los Angeles Times reports: Mayor Villaraigosa breaks elbow in bicycle accident July 17, 2010 | 10:20 pm Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa broke his elbow in a bicycle accident Saturday evening, a spokesman said. The mayor was riding in the bicycle lane on Venice Boulevard in Mid-City at about 6:50 p.m. when a taxi abruptly pulled in front of him. The mayor hit his brakes and … [Read more...]

Got Meds?

Humm, we think this piece speaks for itself. … [Read more...]

Jack-In-The-Box Goes “Chicken Strips Nazi” At Cyclist?

On Friday, November 28, the Kitsap Sun reports: A bicyclist who blocked traffic in a Jack-in-the-Box drive-through on the 10000 block of Silverdale Way on Thursday was arrested on suspicion of trespassing. The 24-year-old East Bremerton man told a Kitsap County Sheriff's deputy that he was unable to drive and had ridden his mountain bike into the drive-through to order some chicken … [Read more...]

Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a Pirate’s Bike For Me

It's September 19, and you know what that means... it's Talk Like A Pirate Day! Pirates aren't known for being cyclists. It's harrrrrrrrrrrrd to pedal with a peg leg and a hook on me hand. Me parrot keeps pooping on my handlebarrrrrrrrrrrs. Can't find a three-cornered cycling helmet. Me long coat is horrrrrrrrrrrrible for reducing wind resistance. What brand of bike does a pirate ride... … [Read more...]

Best Cycling Headline This Week: Naked Woman Arrested after Bicyclist Hit

UPDATE: We got a comment from someone claiming to be the driver's mother. Points well taken. Sadly, many organizations have unthinkingly undermined society's ability to provide help for those in need of mental health care. If you see this woman driving behind you while you're riding your bike... flee. Naked Woman Arrested after Bicyclist Hit on San Pablo JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The … [Read more...]

Browsing Miss Bicycle.net – Geek Griping

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Bicycle Turn Signal Jacket

Boing Boing Gadgets reports: When it comes to bicycle safety, visibility is key. If you want to be safe, you should be lit up like a Christmas tree, with a fluorescent, mile high afro like Sushi K. So I'm a tad skeptical of this DIY Turn Signal Biking Jacket. It's a nice idea in theory, but surely you can accomplish the same thing by just sticking your arm out in the direction you're turning. … [Read more...]

Study: Olympic and Tour de France Enhanced Performance Drug Testing Flawed

International Herald Tribune: Study shows problems with Olympic-style tests Athletes who want to cheat by injecting themselves with a performance-enhancing drug that boosts their blood cell count can do so with little risk of getting caught, a new study indicates, possibly exposing another flaw in what is regarded as the world's toughest anti-doping program. A urine test that is supposed to … [Read more...]

Feeling Like Frazz

How often do you feel like Frazz? … [Read more...]

Velociraptor Chews Script Kiddies Who Attacked Bicycle.net

A few weeks ago, some script kiddies thought of me and this website as a "six foot turkey" that they could hack and use to steer traffic to a malware site. It pained me to see Google print the warning "this site may harm your computer". No more. I found the small chink in our armor and have hardened bicycle.net's security. Today we got a clean bill of health from Google and StopBadware.org. … [Read more...]