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Real Life Washington Post Headline: “Actually, Cyclists Make City Streets Safer”

[Washington Post] In the hysteria that predated the launch of New York’s bike-sharing system last year, many critics cried that the bikes would make the city’s streets less safe. All those cyclists wouldn’t be wearing helmets! They’d have no insurance! Accidents would skyrocket, and … Continue reading

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No Surprises Here, Just A Gang Of Sky-High, Knife-Wielding Bicyclists Resisting Arrest After A Ketamine Factory Bust

[Cambridge News] Rogue cyclists were “reluctant” to stop for police in Cambridge amid a week-long crime blitz during which a ketamine factory was raided. Officers said some cyclists proved difficult to bring to a halt when they were spotted in … Continue reading

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Scottish Bicyclists Run A PSA To Promote Safe Cycling Except Oh Wait The Dude In The Video Isn’t Even Wearing A Helmet

[Telegraph] A television advert promoting safe cycling has been banned for showing a rider without a helmet pedalling (sic) along the middle of a road. The ad, part of a campaign by Cycling Scotland, said in a voiceover: ”Not a … Continue reading

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Bicyclist Pulls The Old “Nah, I Can Totally Beat The Train” Routine (SPOILER ALERT: He Does Not Beat The Train)

[EDHAT] A bicyclist, who ignored warnings of an approaching Amtrak train, tried to cross the tracks in front of the train as it arrived at the Santa Barbara Station. He was dragged along the platform, with his bicycle, 60 feet … Continue reading

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New York Times Asks “Is It O.K. to Kill Cyclists?” Because There’s Nothing Bicyclists Love More Than Making Strawman Arguments And Portraying Themselves As Martyrs

[New York Times] SAN FRANCISCO — EVERYBODY who knows me knows that I love cycling and that I’m also completely freaked out by it. I got into the sport for middle-aged reasons: fat; creaky knees; the delusional vanity of tight … Continue reading

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Dumbass Bicyclist Apparently Has No Idea How To Hide Drugs Or Use A Condom

[The Observer] A 35-year-old Sarnia woman police allege was carrying nine grams of marijuana wrapped in condoms, as well as five hydromorphone (a narcotic pain reliever) pills in her purse, was arrested Wednesday evening after she was stopped on her … Continue reading

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Bicyclist Mob Bullies Georgia Lawmakers Into Dropping Bike Registration Bill

[WALB] ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Some Georgia lawmakers who wanted to force you to pay an annual fee and get a license plate for every bicycle you own apparently thought better of the idea. Three lawmakers from Hall County introduced the bill … Continue reading

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Bicyclist Tries To Rob Bank, Which Goes About As Well As Can Be Expected

[Virgin Islands Daily News] ST. CROIX – Quick response by V.I. Police officers resulted in the apprehension of a gunman, just moments after police received reports of an armed robbery at the Scotiabank in Sunny Isle mid-morning Wednesday. St. Croix … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Now But Another Tour De France Bicyclist Is Peddling A “Heroic Story” That Might Actually Be Complete Bullshit

[Deadspin] Tour de France leader Chris Froome’s backstory includes a three-year fight with a rare parasite, bilharzia, and his triumph over inconsistency caused by it to become one of the best riders in the world. One problem: The story might be … Continue reading

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Barry Bonds Buys $16,000 Bike, Confirms His Status As Hall of Fame Douche

That Bonds likes to bike shouldn’t come as a big surprise, though. As was reported last spring, the 48-year-old has traded trying to hit for cycles — as well as, uh, staying on them(allegedly) — for the type that comes with two … Continue reading

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