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  1. Seattle’s Pronto Cycle Share rolls out

    Organizers for Seattle Pronto Cycle Share couldn’t have asked for a better autumn day for the official roll-out of its 500-bike system on Monday.

    It’s the type of day that just begs for a bike ride. [Not so much beginning tonight, as rain and winds will blow in for the rest of the week].

    The …

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  2. Seattle bike share goes live Monday afternoon

    Seattle’s Pronto Cycle Share system will be ready to roll by Monday afternoon with 500 bicycles available at 50 stations scattered between the International District and University of Washington.

    To mark Seattle’s entrance into the bike-share generation, five group rides to deliver some of the Pronto bikes to their destinations will get underway at noon.

    Pronto members …

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  3. Louis Garneau recalls 1,100 aero helmets

    Bicycle helmet importer Louis Garneau is recalling 1,180 aerodynamic styled bicycle helmets because they don’t protect the user in cold temperatures.

    Users are urged to stop using the helmets immediately and return them to Garneau USA for a refund or replacement.

    The recall is for Louis Garneau P-09 aerodynamic bicycle helmets with model number 1405362. The helmets …

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  4. Cross-county cyclist battles Parkinson’s

    The next time you consider skipping a bike ride because it’s drizzling, or it isn’t sunny, or you didn’t get your 8 hours the previous night, remember about Steve Quam.

    The 68-year-old bicyclist from Anderson, S.C., suffers from Parkinson’s disease, a nervous system disorder that gets worse with time. In spite of that, he’s riding a self-contained bicycle …

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  5. Conquering the Isle of Skye by mountain bike

    Some of the street trials tricks that Danny Macaskill gets away with on his mountain bike are just amazing. All of his videos prove that he’s extremely talented.

    The stunts in his newest video — Danny Macaskill: The Ridge — are just as mind-blowing.

    This video also features the breath-taking scenery of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. I’d have …

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