Broadway, Salt Lake City. Images: SLC. Michael Andersen blog sites for The Green Lane Task, a PeopleForBikes program that assists U.S. cities develop better bike lanes to develop low-stress streets. Trivia question 1: Of all the journeys taken by U.S. grownups, the number of lead to or from someplace other than work? The answer is 78 percent. Trivia concern 2: Of …
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2nd overall, Bond getting step of his cycling Olympic rower Hamish Bond nears the finish line at Coronet Peak during the 3rd stage of the Tour of Southland the other day. Bond ended up third in the stage, and remains in second location in general. Photo by Tracey Roxburgh. It is not often Hamish Bond is stoked to come 3rd. However at the end of the gruelling 138km third phase of the 2016 Trip of Southland, which took cyclists from Mossburn to Coronet Peak, Bond said it was the “happiest 3rd location I have actually ever got in my career”. The double Olympic gold medal-winning rower had, till the other day, just ever biked up the skifield access roadway as soon as – which was last Thursday. “I understood I could get up there quite quick … at the bottom [the other day] I felt as though I might press along a little bit.”Now he’s in second place in general in the 2016 trip, behind Vantage Windows & Doors teammate Michael Torckler, who won yesterday’s stage – the very first in Torckler’s eight tours. Further, the other day’s result put the rookie group, likewise consisting of Bond’s sibling Alistair, Alex Bardoul and James Lassche, all rowers, and Southland cyclist Joshua Haggerty, in 3rd place in general. Bond said he was “really delighted”to have assisted Torckler – known as the “King of Comebacks”- cross the finish line first and seemed like the group had already exceeded expectations. “When we boiled down here, our objective was … just to feel as though we had an effect on the race. “We have actually more than went beyond that now. “It was almost having a go, seeing exactly what I might attain if I offered a little time to training for biking, and now I’ve got a little bit of an idea, I guess. “I’m not the most positive on a bike, but I understand the best ways to suffer – I’ve been doing that for 10 years … I’ve got no issue with it.”On the other hand Torckler, who is now leading the trip, stated despite fighting sore legs, he had actually been thrilled ahead of the other day’s stage, his favourite of the seven-day tour. Conditions for him were perfect and the end outcome was “practically ideal”. “This is my very first stage win – [it’s my] 8th time down here; it’s taken a while.”It wasn’t until the last kilometre that the 29-year-old understood he had it in him to overtake Tim Rush (Mike Greer Houses), who had become part of a breakaway group that had led the charge from near Fairlight. Coming into Frankton, the leaders had more than five minutes on the peloton. The chasing group shut that lead down as they travelled through the Ladies Mile and Dalefield areas on their method to the steep and windy skifield gain access to roadway. “I was a bit uncertain showing up the climb … it wasn’t until ideal inside the last kilometre [I knew]”Torckler has made a remarkable recovery after being associated with a hit and run while training in the United States in 2012. The then 25-year-old was struck by a vehicle happening a bend, was thrown from his bike and hit the automobile windscreen, breaking his arm and practically being killed. He was flown to hospital in important condition however less than a month later on was back in New Zealand and on his bike, returning to racing in the 2012 Tour of Southland, where he finished 61st. The Kia Motors-Ascot Park Hotel group (Alex Frame, Ryan Thomas, Travis McCabe, Taylor Gunman, Fraser Gough and Steven Lampier) remain in top place overall, with Powernet (Roman van Uden, Ryan Wills, Alex Heaney, Alexander Ray, Sjoerd Kouwenhoven and Matt Zenovich) in 2nd. Today, the tour heads back to Southland and, in stage 4, the 120 bicyclists take a trip 148km from Invercargill to Bluff Hill.
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Cycling Crash in London It’s been an awful week for the Italian royal household, after 21-year-old Prince Filippo Corsini was eliminated in a cycling accident on his method to school in London on Oct. 31. The university student was reportedly going to school when a truck struck him and his bike, dragging him 30 backyards across an intersection, inning accordance with eye-witness reports, …
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Cycling Creswell: Envisioning a bike-friendly city Story & Photos by Erin Tierney – The Creswell Chronicle People, world, earnings. That’s the triple bottom line when it comes to bicycle tourist in Oregon, according to Scott Bricker, location advancement manager at Travel Oregon. Bricker recently welcomed local cycle enthusiasts to contribute in a “brain dump” at the East Lane C.
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