Saturday, June 4, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
I Was In A Collision—What Should I Do?
By Bob Mionske
It was an unusually bright sunny February day in Portland; I was on a ride and had a tailwind, so I was moving along pretty well. Suddenly, without warning or signaling, a driver made a right turn in front of me—a classic “right hook.”
I had a moment where I saw what was happening, and attempted to turn right along the trajectory of the car, but just before impact I had to accept that I was not going to make it. She stopped mid-turn and I t-boned her right front quarter panel. I did a long flying aerial somersault and landed flat on my back and back of my head.
After paramedics checked me for head and spine injuries, I went to emergency for x-rays. I was “lucky”; when my head hit the pavement, my jaw snapped shut, and I “only” broke my front teeth, dislocated my shoulder, and had my hips slammed into the pavement.
Monday, June 6 · 6:30pm - 9:30pm
3rd Hand, 174 E. 5th Ave.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Photo by Nitish Kumar
Bihar is the least literate state in India, with women’s literacy as low as 33 percent. Now the government says a bicycle-reward program is turning that number around.
In the last five years Bihar has spent half of the state budget on improving school education. By its most successful scheme, providing cycles to Class 9 and 10students, it greatly reduced the drop-out rate amongst girls in the state where female literacy at 33 per cent is the lowest in the country. The first year of providing cycles in 2007-2008, brought 170,000 girls to Class 9 which has now risen to 500,000.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Hal & Al's
Possum Holler Pizza (Obetz) for dinner
Three Creeks/Alum Creek trail
30 miles (others mileage may vary)
Mid 80's temps and humid
Monday, May 30, 2011
Akron Metroparks Bike and Hike Trail - Akron, OH
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Ray, Tim, Bill, Ashley and Dwight. We rode with a couple of guys from Pittsburgh as well on the 100km. The Ayers family rode the 25 mile route.
41mph top speed
Wheeling to Short Creek to West Liberty, Bethany, Wellsburg back to Wheeling
Temps in upper 60's at start, topped out in mid 90's.