- Those of you who ride or commute over Memorial Bridge might find construction delays starting today. "The National Park Service says crews will repair the concrete bridge deck and bascule span, resettle the granite curb and replace sections of the sidewalk....Lane closures are expected to cause delays, but pedestrian access will be available at all times." Work will be complete by the end of November.
- This story of a National Triathlon competitor who did the bike leg on a CaBi bike is awesome. But this comment might be awesomer "Sad thing is I feel sorry for the people who didn't beat him and spent money on expensive bikes, non-puffy shirts, and a helmet that fits right." Even though he racked up more than $100 in fees, DDOT decided not to charge him out of professional courtesy. But for the numbers attached to his bike, I would wonder if he hadn't just gone out for a bike ride and then joined the race for fun.
- The Obama hugger once biked from Florida to DC. "Van Duzer’s June bike-trek was part of his Van Duzer Foundation, and helped raise awareness for blood donation shortages. Founded in 2008 to support a local firefighter whose house burned down, the foundation has since raised more than $600,000, Van Duzer said. Van Duzer said he rode with a few kids from the Boys and Girls Club and met with U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin to discuss blood shortages." Anyway, despite putting in a lot of effort into what I think everyone can agree is a good cause, some people are boycotting his store because he hugged Obama. [Just to balance things out I'll point out that the Democratic mayor of Trenton was arrested for corruption and a Democratic candidate for Congress in Maryland quit the race because she committed voter fraud - fraud she could have committed even with new strict voter ID laws. So, there's bad behavior all over the place. But none of it by Van Duzer who seems pretty awesome].