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Teen Pedals Into Sport’s Top Rank

Massimo Lucidi, a 14-year-old junior road racing cyclist and freshman at Laguna Beach High School, placed third overall among 79 riders in the Southern California Nevada Cycling Association. Massimo currently races road bikes in the 15-16 age group of the Rokform Junior...

Everyone Deserves Road Access

I have been a resident for 40 years and ride my bike three days a week. I have been knocked down by an inattentive driver. I couldn’t disagree more with Dave Connell (“Bike Fun for Some Impinges on Others,” Letters, Sept. 26). He points out that this has to do with...

Bikeways on Trial in Widower’s Suit

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy For his own safety, former Olympic cyclist and bike shop owner Paul Deem would rather cycle through the stop-and-go traffic of downtown Los Angeles than the wide-open roadways of Orange County, where motorists expect to accelerate to highway speeds on...

Cyclists Disobey Rules of the Road

Editor, Your front page article, “Tragedy Sparks Safe Street Crusade” was excellent. As a homeowner along Monterey Drive in the North Laguna “tree streets” we walk our dogs and tend our gardens while doing so in the lane carved out on the right side of the street. No parking is...

Misplaced Values

Editor, Kill a pigeon or a crab; go to jail. Eat a hamburger; you’re a heartless savage. Kill a cyclist and drive a mile with a caved in windshield before stopping; meh. Another day another fatality. Laguna Beach has garnered the “notorious distinction as the worst...

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...

Cyclist Dies in Canyon Collision

A bicyclist was killed and his riding companion injured when a motorist hit the pair pedaling southbound on state Highway 133 near the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park nature center early this morning, Friday, June 28, authorities said. The vehicle driven by a 25-year-old female...

Rescuers Extract Injured Bike Rider

A 32-year-old bike rider, injured when losing control on a steep trail above Laguna Canyon Road about 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, was extracted for emergency treatment by helicopter about an hour later, fire officials said. Firefighters hiked in from the Big Bend portion of...

Swooping in to Aid Ground Personnel

Emergency personnel in Laguna Beach turned to helicopter medical evacuations more than once over the Labor Day weekend, rescuing injured swimmers in South Laguna and an injured cyclist in Laguna Canyon on Monday. On Sunday, a man in his 20s and a teenage girl were airlifted from...

Firefighters Rescue Injured Cyclist

An unidentified mountain biker injured while riding early Monday morning in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park was hoisted off the hillside by helicopter, Laguna Beach firefighters said Tuesday. The cyclist, who had suffered a possible broken ankle, was on a steep trail above 2825...

Defining Sharrows

Editor, Have you traveled on Cypress or Hillcrest Streets lately?  If so, you may have noticed the painted sharrows on the pavement there.  We want to let you know what sharrows are, and what they mean for Laguna drivers and cyclists. Sharrows are: one simple, cost effectiv...

Guest Column

Intolerance Be Gone!   Last week the Indy published an article titled “Groms be Gone!” in which columnist Christine Fugate describes an annoying encounter with three skateboarders. She took pen to paper in a diatribe that ended up taking out (at the knee caps) all...

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...

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...

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...
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