kent peterson tour divide – Bike Intelligencer http://bikeintelligencer.com All bike, all the time Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18:11:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 102563645 News Cycle: Kent Peterson is rolling, San Fran serial bike killer, BikeSnobNYC in Seattle! http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/06/news-cycle-kent-peterson-is-rolling-san-fran-serial-bike-killer-bikesnobnyc-in-seattle/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/06/news-cycle-kent-peterson-is-rolling-san-fran-serial-bike-killer-bikesnobnyc-in-seattle/#respond Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:59:55 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=3383 From the streets of San Francisco to the peaks of the Great Divide ...

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You can follow Kent Peterson as he rides the Tour Divide on his blog.

The San Francisco Chronicle has the full story on the man suspected of mowing down four bicyclists last week in the Mission District and Portrero, but Cyclelicious’ Richard Masoner caught the real lede: The guy was an “avid cyclist.” Good lord, talk about eating your young.

Despite the terrible serial mowdown of cyclists in San Francisco, the SF Bicycle Coalition reminds us that the streets are getting safer every day. (Certainly true in Seattle, where the Nickerson “road diet” appears to be moving forward.)

PinkBike has the
full results from Fort William World Cup action last weekend. Gee Atherton took top honors, with Cameron Cole second and Greg Minaar third. Aaron Gwin put in a stellar showing for the U.S. at fourth, and Canadian Steve Smith just north of our border was said to be rippin’ before missing a turn. Great action; this is shaping up to be a dynamite World Cup series for 2010.

According to Bicycle Retailer, S.F.’s City Cycle has been sold to the owners of Marin County’s Paradigm Cycles. We used to live down the street from City Cycle in Cow Hollow and loved to take the latest, greatest models out for “test rides.” The place was the ultimate bike snob hangout. Every couple of months they would build a totally pimped, $10k road bike and slap it up in the window for the masses to drool over. I always wondered who their clientele was that could afford all the ka-ching ‘n bling till I found out they were the main supplier for Robin Williams’ notorious bike habit. Thanks, Robin, for letting us all share the dream!

And speaking of bike snobbery, BikeSnobNYC will be in Seattle promoting his new book next week. We expect to see every fixie owner in town to show up. From all accounts, Eben Weiss actually sounds like a decent, likeable guy, and Lance Armstrong says he’s super smart. When the King checks in, you know you can’t go wrong. Catch Eben at University (District) Bookstore, 2 p.m. a week from Saturday (June 19). More from Tubulocity.

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News Cycle: Special Weekend Edition! http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/06/news-cycle-special-weekend-edition/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/06/news-cycle-special-weekend-edition/#respond Sat, 05 Jun 2010 15:51:35 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=3370 Los Angeles police cyclist-assault investigation, Seattle FIrst Hill streetcar, mountain bike crashes & more ...

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Seattle’s First Hill streetcar won’t make the bike-hazardous mistakes of the South Lake Union streetcars. We can hope, anyway.

Sam Hill, former world downhill champion, is one of the world’s best mountain bike riders. But sometimes even he lands wrong.

At least when Hill crashes he winds up in better shape than his bike. All too often, according to this study, it’s the rider who breaks worst.

Kent Peterson is off to ride the Tour Divide!

An arrest is made in the case of a driver running down cyclists late at night in San Francisco.

The Los Angeles cops who apparently assaulted cyclists doing nothing illegal or even wrong were the subject of a community meeting.

Not all the disagreements between Mayor Mike McGinn and the Seattle City Council having to do with bike access and transportation policy are serious.

It’s cheaper to make bikes overseas in Taiwan. Not surprisingly, it’s also cheaper to make bikes for fat people overseas.

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