Our study, “Bicyclists’ Injuries and the Cycling Environment” (the BICE Study), examined which route types are associated with higher and lower cycling injury risk
. It examined the association between bicyclists’ injuries and the cycling environment (e.g., route types, intersection types). Taking place in Toronto and Vancouver between May 2008 and November 2009, the participants were adults who were injured while bicycling and who attended hospital emergency departments for treatment. Five hospitals recruited participants, 690 in total. [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb
on Oct 31, 2012 -
is a new site that enables bikers, hikers and runners to upload GPS info, along with photos and comments, from their routes that get mashed up with Google Maps to create an ever-expanding trail resource. Mostly Bay Area now but that is changing.
posted by fenriq
on Nov 29, 2006 -
Out along old Route 66 in Northern
is Canyon Diablo. Best known for its large meteor crater
canyon and its surroundings contain another fantastic story. It begins in the mid 1870’s with a
Apache raid on the Navajo that ended in the gruesome death
of some 50 Apaches trapped in what is now called “The Apache Death
The story picks up about 10 years later in 1880 when the Atlantic
and Pacific railroad ran out of money at the
canyon’s edge. Unable to progress any further a make shift boom
town grew up over night
. Said to be more dangerous than Tombstone
and Dodge City
combined, the first sheriff appointed at 3pm was dead by 8pm that same night.
The city of Canyon Diablo
lasted 10 grizzly years, ending only when the US Army was dispatched to gain
control over the murder, theft and prostitution that ran rampant. The story
continues in 1920 at the inception of Route 66.
, opens up one of
the first and what would become one of the most elaborate Route 66 trading posts/gas
station/curio shop/ tourist attractions.
Named Two Guns
, it was
complete with Hopi
made buildings, a gas station,
a well-lit “Death Cave
, a “zoo”
of filled with the local fauna. and lots of colorful characters
In a short time, the roadside stop began to take on what many by that time
calling the curse of Canyon Diablo.
Shady business deals, fires,
maimings, and murder abounded. After several attempts thru the 50’s and
60’s to rebuild ,all that is left is a crumbling,
posted by BrodieShadeTree
on Feb 21, 2006 -