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Contributor’s Tale Gains Traction in Kenya

Contributor’s Tale Gains Traction in Kenya

Editor: News from the Indy travels worldwide.  The week following my guest column (“Tales of the Trail”, Aug. 7) on the San Clemente Beach trail, I received an email from the United Nations Environment Programme [UNEP] in Nairobi, Kenya.  This UN Agency directs the worldwide transportation initiative called “Share the Road,” whose main goal is to […]

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Cyclist Continues His Climb to the Top

Cyclist Continues His Climb to the Top

While many kids his age huddle over a joystick, trying to reach the next level of the latest video game, 14-year-old Massimo Lucidi can often be found hunched over the handlebars of his carbon fiber racing bike, trying to reach the top of some steep Laguna street. “When it comes to electronic toys and all […]

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Cycling for a Cause

Cycling for a Cause

By Sara Hall | NB Indy The 47-year-old George Vitolo will be cycling for a cause, competing in the 12 Hours of Temecula endurance mountain bike race on Nov. 9. Newport Beach-based Pro Bike Supply has sponsored the Laguna Beach resident and helped provide him with a high quality bike that will be auctioned off […]

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Completing Streets Effectively?

Completing Streets Effectively?

Editor, The Task Force for Complete Streets met with city officials monthly since 2008 (four years). In that time the task force offered 98 interventions for street improvement; the city acted on only two. To propose a traffic-calming project on the grand scale of Glenneyre bike-lanes and roundabouts coincident with the local election period served […]

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Drivers Ignore ‘No Stopping’ Rules Near Emerald Bay

Drivers Ignore ‘No Stopping’ Rules Near Emerald Bay

Editor,   I loved the letter a few weeks ago with the picture of the LB cycle map (“Peddling the Uncongested Path,” Letters, Feb. 17). This is a great resource. Very useful to help get around town safely without adding to traffic congestion or pollution. It also takes you along streets that you may not […]

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Young Cyclist Masters the Road

Young Cyclist Masters the Road

Massimo Lucidi, 12, took to road cycling while in elementary school as a fish to water. Bucking the local mountain biking trend popularized by extreme mountain-biking pioneer Hans Rey, Massimo embraced road bikes, not just as a sport, but as a way of life. “Whenever you see him on his bike, he’s always smiling,” said […]

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The Next Caped Crusader

The Next Caped Crusader

Editor,   I write in response to Sandi Cain’s letter, Sept. 30.   I hope to reduce friction between motorists and cyclists and make a few points. I’m sure that Sandi isn’t alone in his/her views but they do seem to me a little misguided.   “Have we arrived at a point when only a […]

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Peddling Support for a Wheel of a Cause

Peddling Support for a Wheel of a Cause

“We are providing him with a bike, lights for the nighttime ride and loaning him a Garmen GPS unit so every time he comes into the feeding station, we will download the GPS unit into a computer, upload the session and put it back on his bike,” said Fetzer, whose online updates at www.lagunacycleryshop.blogspot.com will include Vitolo’s pace, elevation climbed, […]

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Sustained by a Two-Wheeled Dream

Sustained by a Two-Wheeled Dream

Many would consider biking to the market a trek. But retired truck driver and auto mechanic Henny Zandbergen, 65, takes trekking to another level, having traveled against all odds and all types of weather to complete a cross-country bike journey that occupied his thoughts and dreams for a decade by riding into Laguna Beach. Zandbergen […]