Tag: Bicycles and Bicycling

Sporting: A Rough Ride to Bliss in Bhutan

The Kingdom of Bhutan is perhaps best known for its credo of Gross National Happiness, or G.N.H., an official index of prosperity and quality of life in place of gross domestic product. G.N.H. is based on four guiding pillars: good governance, sustainable socioeconomic development, environmental conservation, and the promotion and […]

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New York Today: N.Y. Today: A Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree With Bronx Roots

(Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) It’s Wednesday. Governor Cuomo is scheduled to have lunch with President Trump to discuss infrastructure. It’s not yet known what is on the menu. Weather: Mostly cloudy with a high of 45 but winds that will make it feel […]

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In This Corner of New York City, It’s Gray-Haired Pedestrians vs. Bikes

A tiny wedge of a park on the East Side of Manhattan is a haven for the older people who fill its benches and often park walking canes and wheelchairs beside them. “You don’t feel like you’re in the middle of the city,” said Marjorie Posner, 77, a retired financial […]

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New York Today: New York Today: Why Politicians Fear Snowstorms Even More Than You Do

(Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) It’s Monday. 🌎🚽Today is World Toilet Day, according to the United Nations, which notes that poor sanitation has devastating effects on public health. One local celebration is a Toilet Trivia Tournament tonight at the Puck Building. Weather: Mostly cloudy […]

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SURFACING: Meet New Orleans’s All-Female Biker Club

Advertisement SURFACING With stilettos and magenta-hued burnouts, the Caramel Curves are hard to miss on the riding scene. Nakosha Smith, also known as Coco, is a member of the Caramel Curves, the all-female African-American Motorcycle club based in New Orleans. Her tires have pink dye so the smoke appears pink when she does a burnout.CreditAkasha […]

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The Checkup: As Easy as Riding a Bike

But as those children grow up and learn to ride, they are mastering a very complex process. Mont Hubbard and Ron Hess, each now a professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, Davis, worked on the project of modeling the system of bicycle and human rider from the point of […]

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The Tour de France Hits a Cloud of Tear Gas and Comes to a Stop

LUCHON, France — In a Tour de France that has been marked by spectator-induced danger, defending champion Chris Froome and several other riders rode into police tear gas intended for protesters early on Thursday’s stage. The race came to a stop for about 15 minutes as eyedrops and water were used to treat several riders […]

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Lyft Follows Uber Into Bike-Sharing Lane, Buying Owner of CitiBike

Lyft competes with Uber for ride-hailing customers. Now it is following its rival into bike-sharing, as the companies move to diversify the kinds of transportation services they offer. Lyft said on Monday that it was buying the core operations of Motivate, the parent company of CitiBike and several similar programs in United States cities. The […]

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Their Friend Died in a Hit-and-Run. Can They Take on Car Culture in Los Angeles?

In poor areas of the city, where people are more likely to depend on walking and cycling as the sole means of transportation, residents complain of a disregard for their well-being by drivers who treat their neighborhood streets like highways. City data shows that the dangers to pedestrians and cyclists are particularly acute in South […]

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Phys Ed: Exercise vs. Standing? You Probably Need to Do Both

Exercise alone is probably not enough for us to achieve and maintain good health. We must also try to sit less, according to a fascinating new study of the separate physiological effects that exercise and light, almost-incidental activities, such as standing up, can have on our bodies. By now, we all know that regular exercise […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch Credited With Saving a Cyclist From Attackers

Mr. Dias knew it was not actually Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes isn’t real. It was the actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who played the eccentric detective on the BBC and PBS television series “Sherlock,” which was based on the short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. (Mr. Cumberbatch has more recently appeared as Doctor Strange in the movie […]

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Scared of High-Intensity Interval Training? A Heart Monitor Can Make It Fun and Easy

Some things to remember when using a heart rate monitor and calculating your target heart rate. Listen to your body. “If you feel sick and dizzy or nauseous, it’s irrelevant what your heart monitor says,” said Mr. Jordan. “You should slow down and get off the machine. It’s important everyone listen to their body as […]

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