Ok, you are in a conversation where people are spewing a bunch of anti-bike comments, not too sure how to respond? I ran across this that I thought was a good quip:
cyclist was killed on the Mount Vernon Trail (Daingerfield Island) in a failed robbery attempt. The suspect who was charged with the
slaying has been identified by the May 21 victim as her assailant.
As convictions can be difficult to obtain the police are seeking more information and witnesses. The likelihood of a conviction may
depend on how much quality information the police can acquire.
By Christian Davenport and Paul Duggan
Washington Post Staff Writers
Saturday, July 23, 2005; Page A01
THE ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY CONCLUDES THAT:
- Bicycling activity in the northern Outer Banks provides substantial economic benefits to the area
BUSINESS/FINANCIAL DESK | July 29, 2001, Sunday
By JULIAN E. BARNES (NYT) 1981 words
Late Edition - Final , Section 1 , Page 1 , Column 3
ABSTRACT - New data from Consumer Product Safety Commission shows number of head injuries among bicycle riders has increased 10 percent since 1991, in period when bicycle helmet use has risen sharply and ridership has declined; given ridership decline, rate of head injuries per active cyclist has increased 51 percent just as bicycle helmets have become widespread; safety experts say helmets do not prevent accidents from happening, but are extremely effective at reducing severity of head injuries when they do occur; say helmets can reduce severity of brain injuries by as much as 88 percent; experts are mystified as to why injuries are on rise; some cycling advocates contend that rising numbers of aggressive drivers are at fault; others suggest that many riders wear helmets improperly; specialists in risk analysis say riders using helmets may feel inflated sense of security and take more risks; photos; chart (L)
By GINA KOLATA
Published: June 3, 2005
For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has sent a team of specialists into a state, West Virginia, to study an outbreak of obesity in the same way it studies an outbreak of an infectious disease.