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Archive for August, 2008

Funeral Services for Peter Kaczor

Posted by Jeff Nixa on August 29, 2008

Services for Peter Kaczor (pronounced Kay-zer):
Visitation: Tuesday, Sept. 2d, 4-7pm
McGann Hay Funeral Funeral Chapel (new)
13260 SR 23 Granger, IN 46530
574/ 232-1411
Funeral: Wednesday, Sept. 3d, 10-11 am (visitation)
11am (Mass)
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
24832 US Hwy 12
Edwardsburg, MI 49112
269/ 699-5870
Hope you can join us in supporting Pete’s family…his wife’s name is Tammy.
Pete and Tammy have 3 kids – 2 teenagers and a 5 year old. Pete & Tammy were in the process of adopting a special needs child from China.
Pete was training for this weekend’s Niles Triathlon.
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Bicyclist Fatality

Posted by Henry Scott on August 28, 2008

A cyclist was killed by a collision with a motor vehicle at the St. Joseph / Elkhart county line on Ash road early this morning. Few details are available so far, but the South Bend Tribune has a preliminary report online: LINK.

Update @ 5:30 PM: The Tribune has posted additional information: LINK (this link was changed on 8/29; the previous Tribune link was no longer valid). Oddly, both the cyclist AND the motorist were traveling south in the northbound lane; the cyclist was hit from behind.

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Bike Wish List

Posted by Adam Bee on August 27, 2008

If you were in charge of setting the goals for the City of South Bend (or any of Michiana’s cities), what bike goals would you hope they’d adopt?  Extra points for specificity!

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Smugness

Posted by Adam Bee on August 27, 2008

Don’t be like these guys:

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Count the Passes

Posted by Adam Bee on August 26, 2008

In case you haven’t seen it:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3RVJMSdIYaQ

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Courteous Mass

Posted by Adam Bee on August 25, 2008

Although some folks seem to have independently come up with the exact same idea, I’ve been thinking awhile of a sustainable alternative to Critical Mass.

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Poll: Helmet Usage

Posted by Henry Scott on August 24, 2008

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Indiana Bicycle Safety Legislation to Be Introduced

Posted by Paul Taylor on August 22, 2008

Senator John Broden, whose 10th district includes portions of St. Joseph County, plans to submit a bicycle safety bill in the next General Assembly Session. The 2009 session will start in January. Read the rest of this entry »

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More Goshen Bike Lanes information

Posted by Phil G-E on August 21, 2008

The following is an edited version* of an email exchange between a Goshen Bikes participant and Mary Cripe, one of the city engineers  The content of this exchange focuses on areas on the southeastern side of Goshen. Thanks to Elizabeth Yoder for making the effort and passing along the information.

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Using a Folding Bike Coupled with Pub Trans for Point-to-Point, Car-Free Travel

Posted by Henry Scott on August 21, 2008

One of my favorite things about bicycles is that they offer such a simple means to get around. In many ways, I feel the same about public transportation. Sure it takes a little longer to get from place to place, but it is just so easy and relaxing compared to driving. As an added bonus, I can read or sleep along the way. But, what can I do when pub trans can’t get me within walking distance of my destination? I recently bought a folding bike, and it seems that I’ve got a solution… at least for some destinations.

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