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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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Cyclist Dies in Canyon Collision

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 driver from Irvine collided with the bicyclists for an undetermined reason, […]

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Rescuers Extract Injured Bike Rider

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 the roadway to reach the downed cyclist on the […]

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Swooping in to Aid Ground Personnel

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 Three Arch Bay after both swimmers suffered minor […]

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Firefighters Rescue Injured Cyclist

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 Laguna Canyon Rd., said the department’s Training Division Chief Tom Christopher. […]

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Defining Sharrows

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 effective, “bucket of paint,” way to make Laguna Beach streets […]

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Guest Column

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 skateboarders in this town. She also took a wide sweep […]

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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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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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Cyclist Rescued on Wilderness Bike Trail

Cyclist Rescued on Wilderness Bike Trail

An injured mountain biker, who had crashed on a steep bike trail northwest of Laguna Beach’s Alta Laguna Park on Saturday, was airlifted to help by helicopter, fire officials said. Firefighters, who had hiked in a half-mile toting medical gear, reached the injured cyclist about 30 minutes after the initial 10 a.m. call. The extraction […]

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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 […]