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  1. Custom bike frame builder dies during RAGBRAI

    A bicyclist remembered as a renowned Iowa custom bike-frame builder collapsed during Monday’s stage of RAGBRAI and later was pronounced dead at a hospital.

    Tom Teasdale, 62, described by a newspaper as one of Iowa’s “secret famous people,” built mountain bike and other bicycle frames out of his warehouse in West Branch for 32 years under the …

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  2. A new study confuses the record on prostate cancer and bicycling

    There’s no argument that bicycling is good exercise for men. It reduces the risk of Type II diabetes, coronary disease and stroke. It reduces stress and releases endorphins that create an overall feeling of well-being.

    Now, a UK survey of 5,000 male cyclists reports an increase in the rate of prostate cancer for those who …

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  3. Bike commuters beat the back-up on I-90

    Scores of bicyclists took to the Mountains-to-Sound/I-90 bike trail this morning to avoid being stuck in traffic at the Interstate 90 work zone in Bellevue.

    Although no one was making a count of bike commuters, I’d estimate that bike traffic passing the kiosk at the base of the Eastern Connector bridge was equal to or greater than the …

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  4. Wildfires close cross-state bicycle routes in Washington state

    Bicyclists traveling across the state of Washington should check for road closures before they get too far along.

    Numerous wildfires are burning across forestland, creating road closures and bad air quality.

    The biggest fire that could effect touring bicyclists is the 238,000-acre Carlton Complex in northeastern Washington, as it lays in the midst of a …

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  5. Bicycling to beat this week’s I-90 closure kerfuffle; my wife takes the bike challenge

    My wife usually takes the bus to work in the South Lake Union neighborhood in Seattle, and whenever there’s the chance of a huge traffic gridlock, I usually joke, “Why don’t you bike to work?”

    I used to think it was funny, but now it’s just a tired, stupid comment. She finished her last metric century …

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