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salty

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Jun 16 2014 at 9:40pm #

Weird-ass story from Vancouver… apparently the shooter was a former employee of the bike shop, and there were some other connections as well.

http://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/news/vancouver-bike-shop-owner-paul-dragan-shot/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/woman-police-officer-suspect-injured-as-gunfire-erupts-in-busy-yaletown/article19100547/

Vancouver bike shop owner, Paul Dragan, shot

On Tuesday, Paul Dragan, the owner of the Reckless Bike Stores chain was shot in the abdomen. The 52-year-old had left his Vancouver bike shop to run across the street for a coffee.

The shooter then fled by bike. When he arrived at Science World, there was an exchange of gun fire with police. One officer was injured, and so was the shooter.

The Globe and Mail reports that the shooter is a 61-year-old man, who is now in hospital. Dragan was also taken by paramedics after they administered CPR.


StuInMcCandless

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Jun 17 2014 at 7:25am #

This is almost too sad a story to post. She wasn’t even riding at the time. She was off to the side of the road, fixing a flat tire.

Catholic University women’s basketball assistant killed in crash during charity bike trip

Is there *any* justice in the world?


Marko82

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Jun 17 2014 at 8:18am #

It’s even worse Stu. Here’s local coverage of the crash – look at how long that skid mark is and listen to the police officer at the end of the clip. http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/263103621.html


edmonds59

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Jun 17 2014 at 10:36am #

The comments from Stu’s link are about everything you would expect from “Fox Sports”. Infuriating. Very nearly enough to cause me to go full on open carry whack job on drivers.


Marko82

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Jun 18 2014 at 8:46am #

A happy story!

“Boy bikes to school every single day” http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140618-NEWS-406180374


paulheckbert

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Jul 9 2014 at 8:45pm #

Bicycle South Central PA strives for more bicycle and walker friendly community [organization centered in Harrisburg]

http://www.pennlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/07/bicycle_south_central_pa_striv.html

my comment there:
Wow, freeways cost 300 times more, per mile, than bike trails!? (And bicycling is good for health, economy, community, obesity prevention, economy, clean air, cooler planet, less noise …) Let’s build more trails! The next time a state legislator comes out for some boondoggle that would waste taxpayer money enriching the construction industry (e.g. extending the Route 219 freeway near Somerset), let’s instead spend the money to a) build a bunch of bike trails, b) fix some bridges, sidewalks, and sewers, and c) build some schools.


paulheckbert

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Jul 15 2014 at 2:25pm #

Maybe soon you’ll be able to enjoy the comfort of a bicycle seat while you fly?

http://www.businessinsider.com/airbus-bicycle-seat-patent-2014-7


reddan

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Jul 15 2014 at 2:51pm #

Maybe soon you’ll be able to enjoy the comfort of a bicycle seat while you fly?

The graphic looks remarkably like an arrangement of galley slaves.


andyc

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Jul 15 2014 at 4:02pm #

Reminded me more of roller coaster type seating.

Of course the galley seating might make sense for the ultra-super-saver “flight” from Venice to Athens…

Stroke… Stroke…


Mick

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Jul 16 2014 at 2:23pm #

Story with a good ending:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/16/hit-and-run-victim-investigates-solves-crime/12716777/


buffalo buffalo

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Jul 21 2014 at 1:39pm #

Pro cyclist cheats death…. twice.

Racing for a Malaysian team, Maarten de Jonge evidently flies Malaysian Airlines often.

He was scheduled on MH370, the flight that disappeared in March, but decided to take a different flight an hour earlier that did not include a stopover in Beijing.

Last week, he was scheduled to be on MH17, but discovered a later flight with a different connection would be cheaper…


paulheckbert

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Jul 21 2014 at 3:39pm #

Bicycle Anecdotes from Amsterdam video:

this brings a smile to my face


Drewbacca

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Jul 22 2014 at 5:55pm #

“Major news agencies trolled by fake Twitter account that wasn’t even trying.”

The name of that account, the Bike Lobby!

http://happyplace.someecards.com/news/major-news-agencies-trolled-by-fake-twitter-account-that-wasnt-even-trying-very-hard/

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