Thursday, November 19, 2009

You ask, how can Mileage bring joy to you.

As we so often do, we received an email note from a long time customer and fan of Sidewinder Cycle recumbent trikes, especially our SportZ recumbent, that was happy to share he's love for Sidewinder Cycles and most importantly, how many miles he has rode. With permission, here is the note:

Hi Jim & all-

Just a quick note to thank you for a great Bike! Everything is running well and I just passed the 1500 Mi. Mark on my "SideWinder Sport Z" (LOVE this machine!).

We are in our rainy season here in Oregon, however I'm still able to get a few miles most every day between showers! Best Regards Joe

Here's a snap of my bike computer.

Thanks to Joe for sharing with us.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

84 year old Bikes 150 miles for MS

Thought that after the last post (re. Conviction of Dr. who injured cyclist) that we needed some uplifting news. Found this wonderful piece when having my hot tea the other morning and wanted to share not only the great feat of riding 150 miles but more stunning was the attire she wore!

New Jersey Shore is where this amazing story took place with 84 year old Lan Yin Tsai who is a still practicing massage therapist for MS patients. Every year the National MS Society organizes fundraiser rides across the country to bring awareness and to raise money for the fight against MS.

On the starting line, Lan Yin Tsai was mounted on her single speed Purple bike with a wire basket in front wearing a Green Turtleneck dress with an embroidered jacket and high-heeled pumps! When asked why she dressed like this her response was that she went to church, so I always dressed up and would ride my bicycle. Truly Amazing!

Her grandson rode the 150 miles with her and she finished again. She usually finishes last but has many well wishers waiting for her at the end.

See full story here

Phsyician Convicted for deliberately injuring cyclist

On Monday November 2, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Scott T. Millington ordered the 60 year old Doctor to be jailed immediately after Deputy District Attorney Mary Stone asked for Thompson to be jailed immediately, calling him a flight risk and a safety threat to all cyclist.

This court case stems from the incident in 2008 where Dr. Thompson deliberately slammed on his brakes in front of two cyclist. One cyclist was thrown into the back wind shield of the car and the other was thrown over the car. Bot sustained injuries from the accident.

Dr. Thompson had a prior incident with cyclist four months earlier but the cyclist were not injured. There has been growing tension between cyclist and motorist in this particular stretch of highway. Dr. Thompson was convicted of mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon and other charges. Sentencing will be on December 3rd where the Doctor could face up to 10 years in prison.

Full story here

Be Safe