Archive for August, 2007

Bicycle Sundays in Mexico City.

August 12, 2007

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The Mayor of Mexico City has instituted an idea to make his community more livable. On every Sunday, the main avenues are closed to motorists and open to pedistrians and cyclists.
Now before you think this idea is over the top, consider the last time you were at an outdoor lifestyle shopping mall. No cars, no noice, a little sense of community. Durham, NC has ‘The Streets of Southpoint’ and ‘American Tobacco’ both are open-air markets with restaurants and no problems associated with vehicles. Kids can run around, adults get alittle exercise and some fresh air.
I hope the success in Mexico City gains momentum and large US cities consider this alternative. My family would welcome this move.

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Urban Cyclist Magazine #2 Now Available!

August 2, 2007

Great read.

View or download here. 

Sweet !

August 2, 2007

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From http://www.timesonline.co.uk

Great Thread about Drugs and Blood Doping

August 2, 2007

Here is a great thread on first hand experiences.

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The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

August 1, 2007

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America’s Unhealthy Car Commutes

August 1, 2007
 

From Forbes.com:

You might have heard that your commute is killing you. But it’s not the doughnut and jumbo-sized coffee you’ve been downing every morning that’s doing it.

What’s really taking a toll on your health is the polluted air you’re breathing, lengthy traffic delays and dodging accidents to and from work. Even as the stress mounts, we put up with it, since most of us can’t afford to or don’t want to live near our offices.

“It’s a lifestyle choice,” says David Rizzo, author of Survive the Drive! How to Beat Freeway Traffic in Southern California. “We put our health second. To have a big house, we’re willing to put up with smog and a big drive. We sacrifice our longevity for short-term gains.”

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