Pete Buttigieg Bike Commute – Buttigieg’s Bike Seat Height Is Just Fine

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Pete Buttigieg unintentionally got himself a healthy dose of feedback from Cyclist Twitter.

Politico reporter Michael Stratford tweeted a short video of the freshly confirmed Secretary of Transportation riding a bike home from work through Washington, D.C.’s Navy Yard neighborhood on Thursday, February 25. The video—which, as of this writing, has over a million views—is 11 seconds long and appears to have been shot from a vantage point roughly near the Hubble telescope, albeit with slightly grainier picture quality.

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Seacoast Area Bicycle Riders discuss two types of fun

As soon as the temperature drops and snowflakes start covering our landscape, some of us cyclists put our bikes and equipment away in the garage or basement and wait patiently for the next season. For those sitting on the couch watching Netflix and waiting for the icy patches to melt, how about planning a bike trip for better days of sunshine and no health restrictions? A few weeks ago, Seacoast Area Bicycle Riders Board Member Mary Malloy led an informal discussion on Zoom with friends who have taken a range of different trips. All were fun, some were Type 1

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Fox wins critical round in long-running patent fight with SRAM

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — A U.S. Patent and Trademark Office board has sided with Fox Factory and invalidated parts of a key SRAM patent on its X-Sync wide-narrow chainrings. The board’s decision could lead to a resolution of several long-running patent-related suits between SRAM and Fox.

The dispute dates to 2015, when SRAM sued RaceFace (which Fox had acquired in 2014) for infringing on two of its chainring patents. Several other brands offering similar chainrings had agreed to license the X-Sync technology from SRAM, but RaceFace took it to court.

Separately, in 2016 Fox sued SRAM, which owns RockShox, for infringing

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MDC explores expanding proposed regulation allowing bicycles on conservation service roads

The Missouri Conservation Commission gave initial approval to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at its Jan. 22 open meeting on a proposed change to the Wildlife Code of Missouri regulations that would allow expanded use of bicycles on many department-area service roads.

The proposed regulation initially approved by the Commission did not include the allowance of electric bicycles. MDC staff are now exploring amending this regulation to include the use of certain classes of electric bicycles, also known as e-bikes. The use of motorized vehicles, including electric bicycles, is currently not allowed on conservation-area multi-use trails and service roads.

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Leo Welker blazed paths racing bicycles

On Aug. 29, 1896, a day before his 15th birthday, Leo E. Welker  surprised the crowd at a Colfax 14-mile bicycle race by overcoming a five-minute handicap to win easily. The African American youth and his mother, Alice Battles, had recently moved from the North Dakota frontier boomtown of Devils Lake to Colfax in the same year that 100 Black coal miners arrived there from Oskaloosa.  

The first report of a Black bike racer in Iowa had appeared two years earlier in the Sept. 14, 1894, issue of the Iowa Bystander, the state’s African American newspaper: “Fred Wright of Marshalltown

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Boynton’s Neil Goldman Killed In Bicycle Crash On Lyons Road

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DELRAY BEACH, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boynton Beach man on a bicycle was killed Friday afternoon when he was allegedly hit by a woman driving a Lexus.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says Neil Goldman, 75, was riding southbound on Lyons Road right of the fog line on the shoulder. Bella Altman, 79, was driving her Lexus RX350 southbound on Lyons and “for reasons unknown failed to maintain (her lane).”

Investigators say Altman crossed into the southbound shoulder, striking Goldman. Goldman was ejected from the bicycle and came

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