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Thursday, August 28, 2014

CNN Travel: World's best cycling cities

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Portland, Oregon. Image from CNN Travel

CNN Travel have listed eight (8) best cycling cities in the world, and it includes only one U.S. city which is Portland, Oregon.

Portland, Oregon boast bike friendly infrastructure that includes 65 miles of bike paths, 30 miles of low-traffic bike boulevards and 175 miles of bike lanes. Portland has also a grand Bicycle Plan for 2030 that will make it the bike capital of the United States. The plan is to attract more people to ride the bicycles that will form a denser bike network. They also plan to reduce vehicle speed limits on designated streets to increase safety for cyclists, and add more bicycle parking.

They are also planning to open the Tilikum Crossing (Bridge of the People) in 2015 that will cross the Willamette River. It will have two 14-foot-wide pedestrian and bike lanes.

Here are the of the Cities that are on the list:

Utrecht, Netherlands - It's the worlds most convenient city for cyclists, "up to 50% of all journeys take place in the saddle and local authorities are building a 12,500-space cycle parking facility billed as the world's biggest."

Seville, Spain - They have built a total of 80 miles of bicycle lanes and they have established a municipal bike rental plan named Sevici.

Montreal, Canada - They have built almost 400 miles of bike paths. They have a bike sharing plan called Bixi.

Copenhagen, Denmark - the city has a immense infrastructure for cycling. They have a segregated bike infrastructure that has bike lanes with a width of three (3) meters.

Berlin, Germany - Cycling in Berlin is becoming more popular with 13% of all trips in the city are now with the use of bikes, which is nearly twice the rate 20 years ago.

Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo is a very densely populated city and 14% of all travels are made using a bike since people here prefer travelling using a bike instead of a car for shorter journeys.

Bogota, Colombia - they close 70 miles of city streets during Sunday for Ciclovia. Maybe, the drug cartels love to travel by bike which is why CNN travel included Bogota.......just kidding.

Here is the full report from CNN.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Missoula Montana First Naked Bike Ride

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About 300 took part in a Nude Bike Ride in Missoula. It is Montana's first naked bike ride and it draws hundreds of spectators. There have been a lot controversy about this ride since some residents are not in favor, they are angry and upset of the nudity involve but after a lot of discussions it went on last Sunday August 17, 2014 without any setback. The riders pedal their nude bodies along the river trail and through downtown Missoula.

Missoula Police said that there have been complaints about the naked bike ride but they did not stop the program since the organizers and the participants were not breaking the law, and had all of the proper permits.

The riders are advocating lesser oil consumption.



Thursday, August 7, 2014

From Bike Racing to Boxing



Take a look at the video above that shows cyclists at Volta a Portugal exchanging blows. Vicente de Mateus from Louletano-Dunas Douradas and Enrico Rossi of the Christina Watches-Kuma team exchange words after a collision between the two, then they got into a fight during the 6th stage of the Volta a Portugal.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cyclist Insane Legs

Cyclist Insane Legs

Polish cyclist Bartosz Huzarski legs has gone viral on social media he posted his legs full of veins after completing the 18th stage of the Tour de France. Some of his critics are questioning him for doping which he denied on his FB page. He finished in the 68th place, the race was won by Italian Vicenzo Nibali.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Drunk Cycling is legal in Hungary


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In the US it differ from state to state if you will get DUI when cycling drunk. There are no clear cut answer if cycling drunk is legal or illegal in the US since laws from state to state have different interpretation of the DUI law. "A person is guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug if the person drives a vehicle within this state." So different states have different interpretation to the word "vehicle." In Ohio, Florida, and Washington the defined vehicle as "every device capable of being moved upon a public highway and in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway, including bicycles." So if you got caught by a cop while cycling drunk they may still be able to charge you with public drunkenness or reckless driving.

In Hungary they had a decree that clearly allows cyclists to ride their bike while drunk on major roads despite the dangers that it may pose to pedestrian and the driving public. Hungary has strict laws on drunk driving and they fine you heavily. The Hungary government published on their official gazette signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban allowing cycling under the influence of alcohol regardless of the level of intoxication as long as the cyclist is capable of steering.

Before, driving intoxicated in Hungary will get you fined $131 if you have blood alcohol level higher than 0.5 grams per liter.

Monday, July 7, 2014

World Naked Bike Ride: Montreal

World Naked Bike Ride Montreal 2014 Daytime

World Naked Bike Ride Montreal 2014 Daytime

World Naked Bike Ride Montreal 2014 Daytime

World Naked Bike Ride Montreal 2014 Daytime


Montreal hosted the World Naked Bike Ride Daytime last Saturday July 5. There will be a nighttime version that will be held on August 2, 2014 that will start at Dorchester Square.

WNBR promotes cycling, saving our planet, Body image/self awareness, Self-sufficiency by using renewable energy, promotes local cycling businesses and local cycling organizations.



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Monday, June 30, 2014

World Naked Bike Ride Exeter 2014

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Naked cyclists hits Exeter streets to promote and environmentally friendly transportation. The ride started at 1pm at floodplain besides Trews Weir. The last World Naked Bike Ride in Exeter was held in 2012. The cyclists were there early to have their bodies painted before the ride.

According to the group the ride was for "a peaceful, positive and fun protest exposing the need to rediscover non oil dependent modes of transport, and highlight the vulnerability of cyclists as well as meeting new people and having fun decorating our bodies".

Gary Numan pop star from the 80s was seen in area to watch the ride last Sunday June 29, 2014. Exeter's first World Naked Bike Ride was held back in June 2011.

More photos here

Exeter World Naked Bike Ride 2011 -