Paul Andrews

Daily Roundup: More on Sam Brown, 3 Feet Please, Naked Cyclists, e-Scooters, Road Bike Gains Internal Gearing

In Bicycle advocacy, Bicycle Commuting, Bicycling, Daily Roundup, Mountain Biking on March 16, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Revelstoke Times: “We heard that he was in jail one minute and the next, he died,” said a soft-spoken Lou Brown, who indicated he has trouble understanding how his son ended up dead while in a ‘suicide-proof’ jail cell. “[The jailers,] they’re supposed to be responsible for your life.” We talked previously about the wild and wonderful Sam Brown. May his case find closure, and he rest in peace.

Washington’s 3-feet-please legislation continues to slog through Olympia. Here’s another update on how to give it a boost.

Leave it to the Aussies: “Nude bicycle riders take to streets of Melbourne for World’s Naked Bike Ride.” As the whole bicycling world knows, all naked cycling takes a back seat, if that’s the right term, to Seattle’s very own Fremont Solstice Parade.

Bicycle Retailer
: “The Taiwanese government wants 160,000 new electric scooters on the road over the next four years. The sheer size of this initiative may speed development of better batteries, standardization of connectors, and lift the level of testing to new levels, according to Bing Ming Lin of Industrial Technology Research Institute.” Here’s another place our taxpayer dollars could do wonders in subsidy funding.

Bike World News: By combining Shimano’s Alfine 8-speed hub with the new Versa integrated shift-brake lever for Shimano’s internal hub, Dynamic has found a way to blend the lightweight performance of a road bike with the inherent simplicity of internal gearing. The result is a bicycle that will appeal to road enthusiasts, commuters, light touring, and event riders alike.” Another boost for internal hub gearing. Watch this tech continue to take off in all cycling categories, including mountain biking.

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