Showing posts from December 28, 2014

Why Sweden has so few road deaths | The Economist

LAST year 264 people died in road crashes in Sweden, a record low. Although the number of cars in circulation and the number of miles driven have both doubled since 1970, the number of road deaths has fallen by four-fifths during the same period. With only three of every 100,000 Swedes dying on the roads each year, compared with 5.5 per 100,000 across the European Union, 11.4 in America and 40 in the Dominican Republic, which has the world's deadliest traffic, Sweden’s roads have become the world’s safest. Other places such as New York City are now trying to copy its success. How has Sweden done it? [Keep reading at The Economist]

Bontrager TLR Flash Charger Bike Pump @Bontrager

Curtis Keene's Winter Solstice ride in Santa Monica w/GoPro Hero 4 @redbull @GoPro


Image Many people mistakenly believe that taxes levied on gas pay for road construction and maintenance. However, the funding from gas taxes makes up a relatively small amount of transportation funding. According to a 2011 report by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, gas taxes and other “user fees,” like automobile registration, fund only about half of the nation’s road expenses. The remaining costs are covered through general government funding. This means we all pay for our roads, whether we drive on them or not. [Keep reading at  PeopleForBikes]

FROM STEEL: The Making of a Soulcraft

FROM STEEL: The Making of a Soulcraft from michael evans on Vimeo .

Scioto Trail Gravel Grinder 12272014 #gravelgrinder #coffeeoutside

We had 35+ cyclists for the ride. 30 miles. 3400+ ft of climbing. Temps in the mid 50's. Great day in the saddle. We even partook in #coffeeoutside