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141Tesla driver blames 'new car smell' in fatal cyclist crash

According to the accident report compiled by the California Highway Patrol, 63-year-old driver Navindra Kumar Jain fell asleep at the wheel while driving northbound on Highway 1 in Santa Cruz, crossed into the oncoming, southbound lane, crested a small hill and then while doing 55 miles per hour hit a southbound cyclist who was riding on the shoulder. The cyclist, Joshua Alper, died at the scene. Jain was driving a Tesla Model S he had bought ten days earlier and said that the intense new-car sm

7Red Bull checks out an auto junkyard 'Cyclocross'

Cyclocross, like soccer, is a primarily known as a European discipline, a wintertime endeavor with its own stars that takes over while the big-name road racing season goes on its ever shorter cold-season respite. Like soccer, we have our own cyclocross races here, and one of them is the Bilenky Junkyard 'Cross in Philadelphia, put on by Bilenky Cycle Works.

123Nevada now allowing motorcycles to run red lights legally

As of next Tuesday, October 1, motorcyclists, cyclists, moped and tri-wheel riders in Nevada will be legally allowed to run red lights under one condition: there is no other traffic around, and they have waited at the light through two red-light cycles. When light sensors under the road don't detect a two-wheeled vehicle it can leave a rider sitting a light until a car shows up, or the rider will need to dismount and press the "Walk" button to get the light to change. The law was passed in order

AddCrowdfunding Combat: Rideye Black Box Camera vs. RFLKT+ Smart Bike Computer

Ed. Crowdfunding Combat is a new recurring series on the TRANSLOGIC blog that profiles two active campaigns on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and asks readers to vote on the idea they like best. The TRANSLOGIC blog staff does not endorse or contribute to the campaigns featured within the Crowdfunding Combat posts. Reader votes will have no direct bearing on the outcome of the featured campaigns.

8Ferrari F1 driver Fernando Alonso buys a cycling team [w/video]

Four years ago, Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso wanted to start a cycling team that would be built around Alberto Contador, who was Spain's national cycling triumph and multiple winner of the Tour de France. It didn't work out, but it seems Alonso hasn't walked away from a sport he loves, putting his money where his pedals are and buying the World Tour license of the top-tier Spanish team Euskaltel-Euskadi for six million euros ($7.9M US).

77Watch this two-story tall bike negotiate LA traffic

Last weekend, Los Angeles' Venice Boulevard was shut down from the beach nearly to downtown for Ciclavia, an event in which cyclists take over one of the city's primary east-west arteries. One of the riders that day was Richie Trimble, who was pedaling from 14.5 feet in the air on a homemade bicycle dubbed Stoopid Tall.

53Latest ultra-light Lamborghini only costs around $32,000

Lamborghini, not finished celebrating its 50th anniversary with special models like the Veneno, has subtracted two wheels for the next stage of the party. The BMC Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Edition Impec is the second go-round of the collaboration between Swiss bicycle maker BMC and the Italian carmaker, both based on linking the carbon-fiber framed Impec to the carbon-fiber bodied Aventador.

116Italians buy more bikes than cars for the first time since WWII

In the midst of economic turmoil in Europe, more Italians are turning to bikes as their preferred mode of transportation. Such is the bicycle's popularity in Italy that purchases of the pedal-powered two wheelers have eclipsed automobile sales for the first time since World War II.

490As Cities Add Bike-Friendly Lanes, Police On Lookout For Road Rage Incidents

Motorist sparks debate with photo of helmet less cyclist on highway

We all know about road rage when the incident involves motorist versus motorist. But there are increasing incidents of road rage motorist against bicyclists.

157Cyclists Turn To Cams To Record Road-Rage Episodes

One biking organization says hostility from drivers is on the rise

Chris Davis is a bike messenger in car-centric Houston. He's been called every epithet in the book, had motorists wait behind him, revving their engines, sometimes coming within inches of his wheels.

AddMore reasons to choose car-sharing: serious health benefits

The next time you go visit your doctor for a check-up, go ahead and take a car-sharing vehicle. Why? Because that way you can say that you're actively engaging in a mode of transportation that helps your health.

5Bike Magazine loses pedal power in favor of Porsche power

Porsche recently commandeered California's Willow Springs raceway to hold a unique racing event that combined driving with cycling. Teaming up with Bike Magazine, Porsche created a duathlon that pitted a few top pedal-powered two wheelers against Flying Lizard wheelman Patrick Long.

AddBike Fixtation is a cyclists dream vending machine

Bicycles are incredibly efficient transportation tools, right? They're also a blast to ride. Well, they're a blast unless you get a flat tire and realize you've forgotten your repair kit. That's where Bike Fixtation comes in. If you happen to "break down" close to one of these, you'll be all set no matter what time it is.

AddBikes getting the boot in Charleston, SC? Proposal shot down, but it's not over yet

Cyclists in the city of Charleston, SC may soon be faced with the daunting task of finding a legal place to park their two-wheeled rides or risk getting the boot instead. The quaint southern city has proposed regulations to crack down on cyclists who decide to defy the law by locking their bikes to parking meters, city signage, trees and the like. The proposal states that the city can immobilize the illegally parked bikes by locking them up until a $45 fine is paid. In extreme cases, the city co

AddThe Ergo Bike Premium 8i lets you race other bikers using the web

There is absolutely no good reason for me to get an Ergo Bike Premium 8i. It would be just too embarrassing! I am not nearly good enough a rider to consider challenging anybody with any real skill. I like to ride for fun, though. If you consider riding a stationary bike too boring, but need or want the exercise, maybe you should consider one of these for yourself. This stationary cycle allows you to socially network yourself with other people who enjoy bike riding and who might be a tad competit

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