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Velocipede winter hours

Velocipede Bike Project This is just a quick note to let you all know that we are closing a little early tomorrow(sunday) for a special meeting. We will close at 5.

Also to save on heating costs, and protect our poor volunteers from hypothermia we will instate shorter winter hours starting December 15th.

Winter hours are as follows-
Wens and Thurs 6-9
Sun 2-5
and every other tuesday ladies/trans shop 6-9

Keep Riding!!!!

in bike love-
the folks at velocipede
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Transportation Ethics

Biking ElsewhereRandy Cohen, a guy who spends most of his day analyzing right and wrong as the New York Times Magazine
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NJ Governor Tells Reckless Drivers, "Buckle Up and Be Invincible"

Biking Elsewhere...
It was soon revealed, and widely publicized, that the trooper who was escorting the governor had been traveling 91 mph in a 65 mph zone, even though the governor was not responding to any emergency and had no legitimate reason to be speeding. It was also revealed that the governor was not wearing his seatbelt.
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Since his release from the hospital, Governor Corzine has apologized profusely for failing to buckle up. He has yet to issue a single apology for the reckless behavior of his appointed driver -- behavior that threatened not just his own life but the lives of everyone with whom he shared the road that day.

Last week Governor Corzine released a PSA in cooperation with the U.S. DOT, in which he proclaimed himself lucky to be alive and suggested that, if only he had been wearing his seatbelt, he most likely would have walked away from this "accident" unscathed. The governor makes no mention of the reckless driving that caused this "accident." Nor does he bother to explain the dynamics of this particular crash or why he thinks a seatbelt would have made such a big difference in his case. Governor Corzine implores the public to please remember to buckle up. He says nothing about speeding or reckless driving.
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Solution to not being able to wear headphones while riding

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Mr. Samaroo's sturdy Mongoose supports a system with four 12-inch speakers that can handle the 5,000 watts. He's co-owner of a business called Legal Intentionz that mounts steroes on bikes.
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High Gas Prices Could Mean A Slimmer You

Biking ElsewhereAs rising gasoline prices are forcing many Americans to tighten their financial belts, it may lead to them tightening the belts around their waist.

"An additional $1 in real gasoline prices would reduce obesity in the U.S. by 15 percent after three years," said Charles Courtemanche, an economics researcher at Washington University in St. Louis. "In fact, about 13 percent of the rise in obesity between 1979 and 2004 can be attributed to falling real gas prices during the period."
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According to Courtemanche's analysis, the reduction in obesity caused by a $1 increase in gasoline prices would save 16,000 lives and $17 billion a year.
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Vigorous exercise reduces weight gain risk

Health & EnvironmentORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- People who say they do about 30 minutes of jogging, bicycling or swimming a day were twice as likely to maintain a stable weight, a U.S. study found.

Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine researchers said a consistently high level of physical activity -- 30 minutes a day of vigorous activity -- from young adulthood into middle age increases the odds of maintaining a stable weight and lessens the amount of weight gained over time.
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"The results will hopefully encourage young people to become more active and to maintain high activity over a lifetime," Hankinson said in a statement.
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Bike Parking

Biking in BaltimoreA report fom a MBAC member:
Here's a shot of the new parking meter bike racks in Hamden. Kudos to the city and parking authority for moving forward on this!

Last night on a tour of Harbor East as part of 1000 Friends Gala, the developers got a well deserved earfull about the lack of bike parking over there. Bikes were locked to everything, especially outside the gym, all street signs full and people had bikes chained to the furniture in the lobby. Not a bike rack in sight except at Whole Foods, which was full. Bike racks and street furniture are "on the way" just like on St. Paul street.
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DC to Pittsburg

Bike PathsVideo of the opening of the Hot Metal Bridge to bike and pedestrian traffic and the remaining 9 miles of paths should open within a year.
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Future Jones Falls Trail Walk

Bike PathsThe City will lead a walkthrough of the original trail route, starting at the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, on Saturday December 8, at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome; some may then walk the alternative route at the Northwest Park afterward.
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Cyclists are responsible for their own safety when a motorist passes, NOT!

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