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From: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/19/us/s … izona.html

Police Shoot Driver Who Struck Cyclists at Arizona Bike Race

Six people were seriously injured when a man driving a pickup truck plowed into cyclists at a bike race in Show Low, Ariz., the police said. The driver was then shot and wounded by the police.

The driver of a pickup truck hit a group of cyclists at a bicycle race in Show Low, Ariz., on Saturday, seriously injuring six people before the driver fled and was shot by the police, the authorities said.

The driver of the truck, a black Ford Super Duty, struck the bicyclists during the Bike the Bluff race at about 7:25 a.m. local time, the police said.

Officers tried to stop the driver, which “ultimately led to the suspect being shot,” about a mile and a half away, Navajo County Emergency Management and Preparedness said in a statement.

The driver, a 35-year-old man, was in critical but stable condition, the agency said.

Six people were taken to a hospital. Four were in critical condition, and two were in critical but stable condition, the police said. Two or three other victims walked into the hospital, the police said.

Robert Marchand, a diminutive Frenchman who once was told he would never excel in cycling only to set world records as a centenarian, died May 22 at a care facility in Mitry-Mory, France, outside Paris. He was 109.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ob … story.html

Sunday riders - Do not miss your ride start!
Daylight Savings Time returns at 2 a.m. Sunday.
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSvppw9NQCYbR8B4jr_Dl1-gQv7ZerQRZ4-MQ&usqp=CAU

I am running a DA 11 speed chain, currently at about 4900 miles of relatively clean, lub'ed use over Baltimore County roads.  I weekly measure the chain using a Park CC3.2 at a couple of different links.  When I checked yesterday the 0.5% did not slip in.  I spun the crank a half turn and remeasured.  The 0.5% went in.  Spun the crank another half turn and the 0.5% did not go in.

I then checked the entire chain and found one section of about 20 consecutive links at 0.5% wear (but not 0.75%) and all the other links were under 0.5%.
I had always assumed a chain on a non-fixie would wear uniformly.  So what is actual wear here, do I replaced the chain a little early?
What chance that this is a defective chain from the factory and that 10 link section was always out of spec.  Who checks every link on a new chain?

Dec-11-20 06:51 pm
Our worst nightmare.
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

I agree with Phil about narrower roads - but seeing the number of tire tracks off the edge of roads and corresponding mud on many roads is daunting.  That's why ever more riders ride with front and rear daytime lights.

Nov-21-20 09:36 am
Now passable
Forum: Road Problems

Loch Raven sinkhole is repaired, wind/rain has swept most debris off roadway, Gates are still closed.

The Maryland Cycling Classic has been put on the calendar for September 5, 2021.

The race is estimated to be contested over 110 miles, and plans to invite nearly 130 professional cyclists from more than 30 different countries.
The event, to take place in Baltimore, Maryland, is part of the UCI ProSeries and is one of the top-ranked events in North and South America.

Commenting on the level of competition this race will bring to North America, Nate Brown of Rally Cycling said, “The Maryland Cycling Classic is huge for cycling in the USA, and to have the support of Baltimore and the entire state of Maryland is a big deal.”

https://www.velonews.com/news/road/mary … kend-2021/

Aug-30-20 07:46 pm
Category: Social

A retired engineer’s latest sculpture is a bicycle, back-scratcher and cookie dispenser — all in one

From Bicycle Contraption Washington Post


http://www.sethgoldsteinkineticsculptures.com/

Work has started on culvert repair.
As of today 8/17/2020 they are still allowing bicycles to pass between work trucks.

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