Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Cycling Tours, Once for the Hard-Core, Now Offer E-bikes Advertisement Supported by trending More riders are using battery-powered bikes on group cycling tours, creating their own set of tensions and hand-wringing over the artificial advantage. ByPatrick Scott April 10, 2019 On a cycling tour along the coast of southwest Sardinia, Kathleen Robinson thanked God she was riding an electric bike up the winding heights. But she wished she’d had a class beforehand on the proper etiquette. She didn’t realize that the hum of her motor would annoy some of the traditional cyclists on the tour, a nor was she certain whether to spin in the back of the pack or move out front. Mrs. Robinson, 60, had enough sense to gloat tactically, like when she sailed past a friend grinding up a hill and “gave … [Read more...] about Cycling Tours, Once for the Hard-Core, Now Offer E-bikes
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Mendocino County brims with travel adventures, from the Skunk Train's new rail bikes, to North Coast Brewing's taproom, headlands hikes, historic museums and cozy shops. (Jackie Burrell/Bay Area News Group) A ride aboard the historical Skunk Train is fun. Riding those rails on a two-seater rail bike is even more fun. (Courtesy Brendan McGuigan) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Fort Bragg's famous Skunk Train has a non train attraction, too. These double-seater rail bikes glide along the tracks, taking guests on a serene trip into the forests and glades of Mendocino County. (Jackie Burrell/Bay Area News Group) A ride aboard the historical Skunk Train is fun. Riding those rails on a two-seater rail bike is even more fun. (Courtesy Brendan McGuigan) A ride aboard the historical Skunk Train is fun. Riding those rails on a two-seater rail bike is even more fun. (Courtesy Brendan McGuigan) A Skunk Train rail bike adventure brings visitors to the end of the … [Read more...] about All aboard Mendocino’s rail bikes!
THE widow of a cyclist who was killed after he fell off his bike has hit out at the ambulance service after it took them 40 minutes to reach him, an inquest heard. Gary Ennis, 42, was cycling down a steep hill at 30mph when the front wheel of his custom bike got stuck in a pool of mud as he veered slightly onto a grass verge. The bike came to a sudden halt throwing him over the handlebars after which he hit his head on the ground. Despite wearing a helmet he suffered fatal head injuries. He died two weeks later in hospital after paramedics took 40 minutes to arrive at the scene of the accident following two 999 calls. His heartbroken widow Karen said in a statement: ''I thought that the time it took for the ambulance to get to Gary was too long. It took over 40 minutes to get to him. ”I am pragmatic enough and intelligent enough that I know it probably wouldn’t have made a difference. “But I am also pragmatic enough and intelligent enough to realise that it could have … [Read more...] about Super-fit cyclist’s widow hits out after husband died having waited 40 MINUTES for ambulance when he fell off bike
Changes are blowing in with the fall semester for the Pikes Peak region's 17 public school districts.New superintendents are in charge at Colorado Springs School District 11 and Woodland Park School District RE-2.Three new schools with state-of-the-art features are opening to meet growing enrollment from residential development to the east and south.Students started classes Aug. 2 at School District 49’s $20 million Bennett Ranch Elementary in Peyton.Academy School District 20 is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Legacy Peak Elementary and the Center for Modern Learning in the Wolf Ranch neighborhood Tuesday.The first phase of Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8’s new middle school, to accommodate up to 1,500 students at completion, opens Monday. Colorado schools dig in to offer fresh grown foods at school cafeterias and homesSeveral districts will bring school financing measures to the Nov. 6 ballot.Many districts are making safety and security improvements to … [Read more...] about What’s new for fall at Colorado Springs area schools
In May, Camden excitedly announced the arrival of a new dock-less bike share program to the city in partnership with Beijing-based bike-share company Ofo. The program lasted less than three months before Ofo pulled out of Camden, and other U.S. cities, to “focus on priority markets internationally.” In less than 100 days, the yellow bikes had arrived and then were gone. Well, it turns out the bikes are not actually gone. On Friday, a photo of what looks like a mass bicycle grave in Dallas picked up steam online: The company apparently left behind a stockpile of its trademark bicycles when it exited the Dallas market last month, and a Dallas-area recycling plant bought the bikes as scrap metal. So what happened to the yellow bikes that Ofo placed all over Camden just a few months ago? Kris Kolluri, CEO of the Cooper’s Ferry Partnership (which partnered with Camden and Ofo in the bike share pilot program), told PhillyVoice on Tuesday that Ofo left about 80 … [Read more...] about Bike share company Ofo abandons Camden and 80 yellow bicycles it had brought there