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I think its related to the high gas prices…

Courtesy of LA Times

The current $1.25 bus and rail fare would increase to $1.50 by July 1, 2010, then $1.80 by 2012. The $3 day pass would jump to $5 by 2008, $6 in 2010 and $7.25 two years later. The $52 monthly pass would go up to $62 in 2008, $75 in 2010 and $90 in 2012. A special 25-cent fare would also be established for the disabled and seniors 65 and older. The fare would be in effect 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and after 7 p.m. on weekdays, all day Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays. It would increase to 30 cents in 2010 and 35 cents in 2012. The weekly pass will go from $14 to $17 in 2008, $20 in 2010 and $24 in 2012.

Xtracycle Update

I swapped Ibex frames on my Xtracycle. Now I’m sportin’ this fancy schmancy Ibex B27 Frame. They don’t make this frame anymore so this makes my bike even cooler.

Check out how my Sweetskinz Scorch reflect ever so brightly in the night…ooooohhhh aaaahhhh
xtracycle

Here’s how it used to look.
xtracycle

I know you’re jealous…don’t hate the playa, hate the game!

Functionality

All of the www.bicyclebloggers.com blogs are being moved to a better, faster server as of today. A few of our features such comments, rss feeds and pages will be not accessible. Please bear with us, we should be fully functional soon!!!

Police Officer training

Here’s an excerpt from MassBike’s police officer training program:

The major objective of the program is to give law enforcement officers of all backgrounds the tools they need to properly enforce the laws that affect bicyclists.

Although LAPD has a great Bike Cop program, bicycle laws are hardly enforced. I got a ticket for not stopping at a stop sign back in High School, it really pissed me off, but every since then, I rarely blow thru stop signs. On the other hand, my co-worker was complaining that cops really enforce the helmet law around his neighborhood and that discourages kids to ride their bikes. So the questions would be:

Could a crack down on helmet-less kids, riding on sidewalks and riding the opposite way of traffic discourage the use of bikes? Or could it actually increase awareness?

Tips for Cyclists Video – Funny Stuff!

From fellow commuters over at bikeforest.com. This has got to be the funniest thing I have seen in a long time! Check it out:


Tips For Cyclists – video powered by Metacafe

My favorite part is when she shouts out her one liners at the biker as she is driving by. I can’t tell you how many times I hear a sound coming from a driver (something like a record fast forwarding). I can’t understand a word they are saying, but boy do they think they are clever!!!!