Is It an Embryo, a Fetus or an Unborn Child?

Readers discuss the question of when life begins. Also: The E.P.A. ruling; a doctor’s advice to President Biden; sanctions against Russia.

#abortion, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cornyn-john, #embryos-human, #environmental-protection-agency, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #supreme-court-us, #ukraine, #united-states-politics-and-government

Extreme Weather Challenges Bikepackers on the Tour Divide Race

The Tour Divide, a bikepacking race from the Canadian Rockies to the U.S. border with Mexico, has always been a test of fortitude. But extreme weather is making it much more dangerous.

#banff-alberta, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #cycling-road, #fernie-british-columbia, #floods, #global-warming, #new-mexico, #steamboat-springs-colo, #weather, #wildfires

To Find ‘Freedom,’ They Ditched the Road for the Gravel

Pick a course, invite endurance athletes, and let them ride free. No permits, police or decades of experience needed.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #cycling-mountain-bike, #cycling-road, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states

8 of the Best Bike Trails in the U.S.

Tens of thousands of miles of abandoned railroad tracks have been developed into recreational paths since the 1960s. Here are scenic pathways through deserts, valleys, mountain passages and more.

#arizona, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #california, #cheshire-conn, #cheyenne-wyo, #children-and-childhood, #coeur-dalene-idaho, #colorado, #cumberland-md, #cycling-mountain-bike, #downieville-calif, #farmington-conn, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #laramie-wyo, #minnesota, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #railroads, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #travel-and-vacations, #washington-county-md

7 Great Biking Cities (and Which Trails to Ride)

There’s no better way to zip through a new city than on two wheels. Here are some routes to try, from riverside jaunts to mountain climbs.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #bogota-colombia, #budget-travel, #colombia, #copenhagen-denmark, #cycling-road, #denmark, #geneva-ny, #georgetown-washington-dc, #golden-gate-park-san-francisco, #manhattan-nyc, #manhattan-waterfront-greenway, #paris-france, #san-francisco-calif, #summer-season, #switzerland, #travel-and-vacations, #washington-dc

A Family Measures Milestones on an Alaskan Cycling Trip

In the shadow of the iconic Denali peak in Alaska, a family bikes over the next rise and into the great unknown.

#alaska, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #children-and-childhood, #denali-national-park-alaska, #parenting, #travel-and-vacations

Mystery of Star Cyclist’s Murder Deepens as Police Seek Suspect

Kaitlin Marie Armstrong is being sought in the killing of Anna Moriah Wilson, according to the police, who said both women were romantically involved with the same man.

#anna-moriah-wilson, #austin-tex, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #cycling-road, #dating-and-relationships, #kaitlin-marie-armstrong, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #strickland-colin, #united-states-marshals-service

We Must Fix America’s Deadly Roads

Bicyclists and pedestrians are dying at alarming rates. Do we have the courage to remake our car-centric streets?

#accidents-and-safety, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #governors-highway-safety-assn, #infrastructure-public-works, #mountain-view-calif, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-department-calif

Breaking Up With Peloton

The stationary bike’s convenience made it a pandemic winner, but some former fans are done working out at home.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-reopenings, #exercise, #health-clubs, #peloton-interactive-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Electric Cargo Bikes Rise as a Popular Option for NYC Families

Electric cargo bikes have become a popular way for parents to ferry their children to school and play dates, even if it means navigating city traffic.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-bicycles-motorcycles-and-scooters, #families-and-family-life, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Can Moving the Body Heal the Mind?

In her new book, Jennifer Heisz blends personal experience and the latest science about how exercise can improve your mental well-being.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #books-and-literature, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #exercise, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

6 Things From Pandemic Life That We’ll Keep

Masks when we’re sick, bikes for everyone, and new respect for workers.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rural-areas, #shutdowns-institutional

Fiction With a Covid Theme: Will It Sell?

Two writers and a social worker discuss the challenges of writing books about the pandemic. Also: Photojournalists’ bravery; Ukraine’s lithium; crosswalk danger.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #books-and-literature, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lithium-drug, #news-and-news-media, #photography, #roads-and-traffic, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #writing-and-writers

Can a Reality TV Show Sell You on a $2,298 E-Bike?

Welcome to “Bike Hunters,” a Dutch YouTube series that promises to recover stolen e-bikes — but really makes you want one of your own.

#advertising-and-marketing, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #electric-bicycles-motorcycles-and-scooters, #reality-television, #robberies-and-thefts, #television, #urban-areas, #web-original-programming

Peloton’s New C.E.O. on the Tough Road Ahead

Barry McCarthy replaced the floundering company’s founder as chief executive this month. In an interview with DealBook, Mr. McCarthy discussed what he plans to do differently.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #content-type-personal-profile, #foley-john-fitness-executive, #mccarthy-barry, #peloton-interactive-inc, #saturdaynewsletter, #sporting-goods-and-equipment

Seattle Bike Helmet Rule Is Dropped Amid Racial Justice Concerns

Analysis showed that the King County regulation was enforced disproportionately against homeless people and people of color. Critics say the repeal will jeopardize safety.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #cycling-road, #helmets, #homeless-persons, #race-and-ethnicity, #seattle-wash

Peloton considers layoffs but denies a report it will pause bike production.

The company has faced an abrupt change in fortune over the past year, from complaints that it couldn’t deliver bikes on time, to a drop in demand as gyms reopened and pandemic restrictions were lifted.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #exercise, #foley-john-fitness-executive, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #peloton-interactive-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture

This Doctor Has Skied Up a Mountain Every Winter Day for 30 Years

Dr. Craig Perrinjaquet has skied up a Colorado mountain every winter morning for 30 years. A friend says it’s the least interesting thing about him.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #breckenridge-colo, #content-type-personal-profile, #perrinjaquet-craig-louis, #skiing

Can Peloton Sue Over Its ‘And Just Like That’ Appearance?

A Peloton stationary bike played a pivotal role on the new HBO Max “Sex and the City” revival, whose premiere preceded a drop in the company’s stock price on Friday.

#and-just-like-that-tv-program, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #hbo-max, #peloton-interactive-inc, #product-placement, #sex-and-the-city-tv-program, #television, #trademarks-and-trade-names

Citi Bike Struggles to Keep Up With New Yorkers’ Love of Cycling

New Yorkers are biking much more since the pandemic, making it hard to find bikes and parking docks in some high-use neighborhoods.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #citi-bike, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #infrastructure-public-works, #new-york-city, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-department-nyc

Riding a Citi Bike? Good Luck Finding a Parking Spot.

New Yorkers are biking much more since the pandemic, making it hard to find bikes and parking docks in some high-use neighborhoods.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #citi-bike, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #infrastructure-public-works, #new-york-city, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-department-nyc

How I Got Through the Grief of Losing My Mother

Pedal, pedal, pedal, glide.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #content-type-service, #families-and-family-life, #grief-emotion, #memory, #quarantine-life-and-culture

From Electric Bikes to ‘Tree Equity,’ Biden’s Social Policy Bill Funds Niche Items

The Build Back Better Act’s marquee provisions have been the focus, but Democrats have swept dozens of obscure measures and special interest breaks into the $1.85 trillion bill.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #democratic-party, #earmarks-finance, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #midwives-and-doulas, #senate, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Popularity of E-Bikes Isn’t Slowing Down

Motorized bicycles are outselling all-electric cars and have the potential to transform urban transit.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #citi-bike, #cycling-road, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #future-of-transportation, #rad-power-bikes-llc, #transit-systems

I Fell in Love With Motorcycles. But Could I Ever Love Sturgis?

A New Yorker who started riding during the pandemic travels to the heart of biker culture.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deadwood-sd, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sturgis-sd

New York Bike Delivery Workers Band Together for Safety

Robbers are targeting them in the city, and thefts of their electric bikes have risen. Many are banding together to protect one another.

#assaults, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #city-council-nyc, #delivery-services, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #restaurants, #robberies-and-thefts

Iohan Gueorguiev, ‘Bike Wanderer’ of the Wilderness, Dies at 33

He gained a following online for his lyrical appreciation of the open road while biking through remote landscapes and braving extreme conditions.

#arctic-regions, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #deaths-obituaries, #gueorguiev-iohan-1988-2021, #youtube-com

As E-Scooters and E-Bikes Proliferate, Safety Challenges Grow

A surge in electric-powered mobility devices during the pandemic is likely to become a lasting feature, transforming the New York City streetscape.

#banes-lisa, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #bird-rides-inc, #citi-bike, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gutman-hank, #limebike, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #revel-transit-inc, #schwartz-samuel-i

The Professor, the Donors and a Clash at Yale

A battle over academic freedom at Yale. Also: Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona; hazing and assault on campus; bike chaos in New York; Messi’s goal.

#academic-freedom, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #colleges-and-universities, #democratic-party, #fraternities-and-sororities, #gage-beverly, #hazing, #messi-lionel, #new-york-city, #senate, #sexual-harassment, #sinema-kyrsten, #soccer, #yale-university

As Bikers Throng the Streets, ‘It’s Like Paris Is in Anarchy’

An ecologically minded experiment to make Paris a cycling capital of Europe has led to a million people now pedaling daily — and to rising tensions with pedestrians.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #environment, #france, #hidalgo-anne-1959, #internal-storyline-no, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #paris-france, #roads-and-traffic, #urban-areas, #walking

Bicycle Diaries: Cruising With the ‘American Utopia’ Family

Our intrepid reporter and photographer biked through Queens with David Byrne and some of his castmates ahead of their return to Broadway. Then the skies opened up.

#american-utopia-play, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #byrne-david, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-reopenings, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #queens-night-market, #talking-heads-music-group, #theater

Sometimes I Hate My Husband’s Peloton

Yes, exercise is hugely beneficial. But can too much of a good thing cause tension in your relationship?

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #exercise, #happiness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

What an Adult Tricycle Says About the World’s Bottleneck Problems

Catrike is struggling to deliver its recumbent bikes because supply chain problems have caused a part shortage. The snags may get worse before they get better.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #federal-reserve-system, #florida, #indonesia, #inflation-economics, #orlando-fla, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #ships-and-shipping, #taiwan, #united-states-economy

The Best and Worst Cities to Live Without a Car

Want to help the environment? Going carless is an excellent start.

#automobiles, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #commuting, #global-warming, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #walking

Greg Knapp, a Jets Assistant Coach, Dies at 58

Knapp, the team’s new passing-game specialist, was hit by a car while biking over the weekend and never regained consciousness, his family said.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #california, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-fatalities, #football, #knapp-greg-1963-2021, #new-york-jets, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

A Spectator’s Sign Felled Dozens of Tour de France Racers

The French authorities were searching for a woman who they said left the scene after a German cyclist crashed into her sign, setting off a pileup during the first stage of the race.

#amaury-sport-organization, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #brittany-france, #cycling-road, #france, #martin-tony-1985, #sports-injuries, #tour-de-france-bicycle-race

Not All Cyclists Wear Lycra

The biking world can be intimidating, even for those who grew up in it. But that’s no reason to let your pandemic wheels gather dust.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #content-type-service, #cycling-mountain-bike, #cycling-road, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #exercise, #roads-and-traffic

The Best Cities for Cyclists

Bicycle riding has exploded in popularity, but the quality of your rides will vary depending on where you live.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Police Shoot Driver Who Struck Cyclists at Arizona Bike Race

Six people were seriously injured after a man driving a pickup truck plowed into cyclists at a bike race in Show Low, Ariz., the police said. The driver was then shot and wounded by the police.

#arizona, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #bike-the-bluff-race, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #show-low-ariz, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

A New Bike Lane on the Brooklyn Bridge

The two-way path for cyclists, replacing one of the traffic lanes, will make the promenade pedestrian-only.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #bridges-and-tunnels, #brooklyn-bridge-nyc, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Truck Driver Who Killed 5 Cyclists Is Sentenced to 40 Years

Jordan A. Barson, 45, was under the influence of methamphetamine when he plowed into a group of cyclists on a Nevada highway in December, prosecutors said.

#barson-jordan-alexander, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #clark-county-nev, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #las-vegas-review-journal, #methamphetamines, #tests-sobriety, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

How Will the Mayoral Candidates Manage New York’s Streets?

Eight leading Democratic candidates share their ideas for curbing congestion and improving pedestrian and cyclist safety.

#adams-eric-l, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #congestion-pricing, #mcguire-raymond-j, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #roads-and-traffic, #stringer-scott-m, #transportation-alternatives, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

After Bonding Over Basketball and Biking, a Big Loss

Mark Eaton and Rudy Gobert, paint protectors past and present for the Utah Jazz, had built a relationship of mutual admiration and respect.

#anthony-carmelo, #basketball, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #eaton-mark-1957-2021, #gobert-rudy-1992, #playoff-games, #tatum-jayson-1998, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #utah-jazz

Portugal’s Bike Boom: How the Country Is Meeting the Demand

To meet a jump in demand, the country’s bike-making industry is building new factories, hiring workers and dealing with parts shortages.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-tariff, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #portugal

The Mountain Bike Cure: Exercise, Fresh Air and Fellowship

Thanks to more trails, better bikes and a rise of high-school interest, mountain biking has experienced a meteoric rise of popularity in the past decade. The pandemic added fuel to the fire.

#albuquerque-nm, #appalachian-region, #austin-tex, #bentonville-ark, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #content-type-service, #crested-butte-colo, #cycling-mountain-bike, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #mountain-bike-runtastic-gmbh, #travel-and-vacations, #utah, #whistler-british-columbia

E-Bikes Can Provide a Good Workout

Pedal-assisted electric bikes provided a faster and more “fun” commute while raising breathing and heart rates enough to contribute to fitness.

#american-college-of-sports-medicine, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #commuting, #content-type-service, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #exercise

Learn To Skate This Summer

After a year spent largely indoors, adults are regaining a sense of balance on roller skates, bikes and skateboards.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #content-type-service, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #roller-skating, #skateboarding

Weddings: Believe It. They Met in Person.

Kaitlin Ruby Brinkerhoff met Ian McCann, a Canadian, on a mountain biking trip in her Utah hometown. They then maintained a challenging cross-border relationship through the pandemic.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #british-columbia-canada, #canada, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #st-george-utah, #weddings-and-engagements

New Rule in Cycling Forbids the Tossing of Water Bottles

Riders’ water bottles are treasured souvenirs among cycling fans. Cyclists are unhappy with a new rule that outlaws tossing them into the crowd.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #froome-christopher, #international-cycling-union, #tour-de-france-bicycle-race

A Cyclist on the English Landscape

Grounded by the pandemic, a travel photographer spent the year pedaling the roads around his home, resulting in a series of poetic self-portraits.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #photography, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sussex-england, #travel-and-vacations