Monday, August 27, 2007

Bicycling news

Quick links before I run off to a meeting.

Runners face terrorism charges for sprinkling flour in a parking lot to mark a course. City of New Haven spokeswoman Jessica Mayorga said the city plans to seek restitution from the Salchows, who are due in court Sept. 14. "You see powder connected by arrows and chalk, you never know," she said. "It could be a terrorist, it could be something more serious. We're thankful it wasn't, but there were a lot of resources that went into figuring that out."

Grist on Industrial Agrodiesel: "We need a new bumper sticker: Biodiesel: feeding the planet to our cars."

The Economist on higher fuel taxes: "It's possible, maybe probable, that substitution away from driving might entirely counteract the rebound effect mentioned above. If an increase in fuel costs causes a commuter to switch from driving to telecommuting, for instance, his tailpipe emissions don't just drop in proportion to the fuel cost increase, they disappear."

50,000 bikes to rent in Beijing for the Olympics.

An Aussie company does a bike for a company car.

Eurobike is this week. I imagine Carlton will provide some excellent coverage, as usual.

Women who ride: Pregnant pro cyclist photo blog.

Steephill.TV: Vuelta a Espana coverage page.

1 comment:

Ed W said...

The Hash House Harriers use flour markings for their hare and hounds runs. See
HHH is described as a drinking club with a running problem. If I could run at all, I'd definitely run with them!

We has some flight attendants in a tizzy because there was 'white powder' in a stall in the lady's room. It was dust from the toilet paper. Sure, a terrorist is gonna sneak into a toilet stall in an employee's only area, and put some biological agent on the floor.

Some stewies are in dire need of extra oxygen.