Monday, December 29, 2008

your assignment for next sunday's episode, legislator:

come up with a bill of rights--and IMPLEMENT THEM--so the little fuhrer can feel safe while pedaling around the metro.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

happy holidays!

from kim, and the entire staff at the kim west radio cycling show.
[thanks to the 'crats!]

first ice beard submission, winter 2008-2009

i went out riding with my stealth cycling buddy today, as we do most weekends lately, now that dave's moved to the western suburbs. i imagine he's training for the upcoming roller season. unlike last year, however, today our timing was a few hours better; the weather did not deteriorate quite as quickly as it did when the harsh pre-christmas blizzard of '07 found us several miles out of town, and the gruelling ride back in scored us beaucoup "tough guy points." well, we racked up some TG points today, too, but just not as many. were it not for an apparent warren county policy against plowing gravel roads, we might STILL be out there southwest of cumming.

scored my first photographable ice beard of the season. not bad for the last day of autumn. sigh...i took several photos, to get the best one; the one that distills the essence of the ride, and the captures the "me" that went out, and later, returned. i believe that this one, me in my beanie, my armless mannequin sunning atop the buffet, says it best.

i am more than just a radio personality, orphanage director, and spiritual advisor to cyber thousands. yes, i also do a little r&d for a number of cycling concerns. i did a little work in the windchill tunnel today for an unnamed frame builder, who has contracted with me to help develop a better/faster cross/gravel bike bike.

although i am contractually bound NOT to say anything about the nature of my work, as it relates to any specific bike or detail, there are no restrictions with casual use of raw photographs. these two fall within acceptable guidelines. what do YOU see?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

gimme five feet!

Vehicles passing bicycles: Drivers would have to be at least 5 feet from bicycles when approaching them before passing under a proposal being drafted by Sen. Joe Bolkcom, a Democrat from Iowa City. Penalties for violators haven't been determined. "We've had a fair number of fatalities in our state with car/bicycle collisions and, in every case, the car wins," Bolkcom said.

contact YOUR legislator TODAY!!

[click on link to find your legislator's email address]

Monday, December 8, 2008

uncle frank wants YOU!!

the kim west radio cycling show is celebrating zappadan, and we want your help. during last night's episode, #33, "pearl harbor meets zappadan," we featured only zappa bumper music, that music played going into and out of commercial breaks. in addition to an explanation of the highest of holy celebrations, we closed the show with an extended--for us--"joe's garage."
but we need your help. zappadan runs from december 4 through december 21, giving us two more shows to feature the music of frank zappa. what do YOU want to hear? leave your suggestions, along with links, if you have them, in the comments section below, or send them to me at kimwest@kxno.com. we'll give you props for your ideas, and you'll have the great feeling knowing that you've helped make a great show--the kim west radio cycling show--even BETTER!
you can hear last night's episode, #33, "pearl harbor meets zappadan," by going here, and clicking on either of the "listen" or "podcast" icons.
of course, you can listen to any or ALL of the previous episodes, because here at the kim west radio cycling show, there's no such thing as garbage, just old episodes.
uncle frank and the mostly reverend grandpa kim thank you for your suggestions.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

how to become a better cyclist

<a href="http://www.grapheine.com">Grapheine : Webdesigner illustrateur graphiste agence de com agence web Paris Lyon graphisme</a><noembed> </object><br />great cinematography! --rolling stone <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/becoming-better-cyclist.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/becoming-better-cyclist.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-12-03T11:39:00-06:00'>11:39 AM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=1087324413293523985&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 300px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 496px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /></a><em><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:78%;"> senator chuck schumer, d-ny</span></em></div><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;"></span><div align="left"><br /><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">December 1, 2008</span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">Sean Petty</span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">Chief Operating Officer</span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">USA Cycling</span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">1 Olympic Plaza,</span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">Colorado Springs, CO 80909 </span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">Dear Mr. Petty: </span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">I write to ask that you reconsider the application from the Tour of the Battenkill to replace the 2009 Tour of Georgia in 2009 on the UCI America Tour. As you know, the Tour of Georgia canceled its 2009 race, and I believe Tour of Battenkill in Washington County of New York State is the perfect event to be included on the tour. The Battenkill Valley is an idyllic region of Upstate New York that is prepared and excited to attract even more attention to its already-popular Tour of Battenkill event. </span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">In just five years, the Tour of the Battenkill has become the largest amateur biking race in the country and winds through 60 exciting miles of the picturesque Washington Country. Twenty of the race's 60 miles are on harsh and unforgiving hard-packed dirt roads that emulate the legendary cobblestone courses in Belgium and northern France.<br />But unlike Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège or the Tour of Flanders, the Tour of the Battenkill takes place right here in New York and has rightfully earned the title of America's "Queen of the Classics." Last year drew 15,000 participants and spectators. This year the race is expected to attract over 20,000 people, creating an economic boon for Washington County and surrounding areas.<br />Granting the race a UCI 2.1 status will ensure that some of the top professional cyclists in the country will race on back roads of Washington County. Their participation will help fuel regional and national interest in the event and attract more people to the sport of cycling.&#8232;<br />Unfortunately, due to the late cancellation of the Tour of Georgia the organizers of the Battenkill Race did not submit their application with USA Cycling until after the application deadline had passed. The UCI , however,&#8232; has encouraged the organizers to file an application with them directly.<br />Having the support of USA Cycling for this event is critical. I respectfully ask that you re-consider the application, as I know that USA Cycling would not want to miss this exciting opportunity to fill an unanticipated gap in their 2009 schedule with one of the most exciting amateur biking races in the country.<br />Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you on this matter. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Sam Schaeffer in my office.<br />Sincerely,</span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">Charles E. Schumer</span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/leadership-for-which-we-all-can-be.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/leadership-for-which-we-all-can-be.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-12-02T15:00:00-06:00'>3:00 PM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=3124528478232062018&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 267px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /></a><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">i received an email this morning. the writer said "here's a photo that xx took." i feared the worst, but check it out: no costumes, no capes, no microphones, no beers. just racing.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;"><em>how 'bout that?</em> </span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/yours-truly-plying-his-trade.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/yours-truly-plying-his-trade.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-12-01T11:10:00-06:00'>11:10 AM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=347223082776864464&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; WIDTH: 149px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 200px" /></a><br /><div><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">and DON'T say i didn't warn you!!!!</span></div><div><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:78%;"><em>[click the image to be magically transported to a better time, and a better place...but wait until december 4th to do so.]</em></span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/its-coming.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/its-coming.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-11-27T21:19:00-06:00'>9:19 PM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=8369350149251559974&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 604px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 448px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /></a> <div align="center"><a href="http://d11885738.u33.surftown.nu/images/swedish-dance-bands-010.jpg"></a><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">one of them is that i've gotten to know many folks "in the industry" -- here, the cycling industry. as a result, i learn about many things BEFORE they become widely known to the masses.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">well, it just so happens that i have a friend inside one of the largest cycling clothing design and manufacture companies in the world, and she has tipped me to just a few of the new kits that will be gracing the race venues in the upcoming 2009 season, beginning with cyclocross nationals in december.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;"><a href="http://pics.yemii.com/swedish-dance-bands.html">go here to see more</a>. a word to the clever: the names attached to the photos are NOT the actual team names; they are trade names, to help keep the team image more of a surprise for the unveiling later this year.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">enjoy. <em>[can you guess which kit is headed for sioux city?]</em></span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/this-radio-show-has-lots-of-perks.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/this-radio-show-has-lots-of-perks.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-11-18T08:34:00-06:00'>8:34 AM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=2154618248657694804&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; WIDTH: 320px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 214px" /></a> <span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">sunday night, live from kenny's garage<br /></span><div><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__mS8X0Uxxpw/SRsVfNc-GkI/AAAAAAAACW0/-UxKwVszaZo/s1600-h/IMG_0206.jpg"><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5267827815071226434" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__mS8X0Uxxpw/SRsVfNc-GkI/AAAAAAAACW0/-UxKwVszaZo/s320/IMG_0206.jpg" style="FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; WIDTH: 320px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 214px" /></a><br /><br /><div><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;"><a href="http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/18227/podcast/DESMOINES-IA/KXNO-AM/kwrcs%2011.09.08.mp3?CPROG=PCAST&amp;MARKET=DESMOINES-IA&amp;NG_FORMAT=sports&amp;SITE_ID=726&amp;STATION_ID=KXNO-AM&amp;PCAST_AUTHOR=Kim_West&amp;PCAST_CAT=Talk_Radio&amp;PCAST_TITLE=Kim_West_Radio_Cycling_Hour">listen</a> to the episode here; download the podcast <a href="http://kxno.com/podcast/kimwest.xml">here</a>. <em>enjoy the show wherever you wish.</em> pay attention to the love i give to the vande cross race in moline. consider doing the races DICE is holding <a href="http://www.dicetraining.com/">november 22d and 23d</a>.</span></div></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/behind-scenes-at-kim-west-radio-cycling.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/behind-scenes-at-kim-west-radio-cycling.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-11-12T11:39:00-06:00'>11:39 AM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=7795535020246897017&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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Today it's raining and 32 degrees! Do we want bad weather? Maybe a little! As we get closer to the event we will be sending various e-mails to you to keep you in the loop. We also encourage each of you to visit </span><a title="http://www.kccrossnationals.com/" href="http://www.kccrossnationals.com/"><span style="font-family:times new roman;font-size:85%;">www.kccrossnationals.com</span></a><span style="font-family:times new roman;font-size:85%;"> to check for News and Updates on the home page. We will be announcing more hotel information, expo vendors, sponsor updates, team parking details and course updates.<br /><br />Speaking of the course! A local race was held on the National Championship course two weeks ago and a Masters rider used a helmet cam to document one lap of the course. </span><span style="font-family:times new roman;font-size:85%;">We will be tweaking the top end of the course after the barriers, so keep in mind the course will change a little. The course is very challenging under dry conditions so try to visualize it with rain, sleet, ice and snow! You know, the usual December weather in the Midwest.<br /><br />Below is the link to a four question survey. Please take a moment to participate as the data is important to the success of future events. See you when it's cold!!<br /><br /></span><a title="http://www.klmmarketingsolutions.com/survey/" href="http://www.klmmarketingsolutions.com/survey/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:times new roman;font-size:85%;">Future Cyclocross Nationals Location Survey</span></a></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/kc-cross-nats-course-preview.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/kc-cross-nats-course-preview.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-11-11T05:09:00-06:00'>5:09 AM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=6315785969749257499&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand" /></a><br /><div><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">this from our fearless leader, who has abandoned us for the more friendly confines of fargo...</span></div><br /><div><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">tuesday, october 14, week #6. practice is at ashby park, 3200 38th street. it's right on the way out of town on the "old" tuesday night rides, just north of urbandale avenue. hot laps at 500pm, hotter laps at 530pm, colder beverages to follow after about 45 minutes of grassy frollicking, probably at a.k. o'connors.</span></div><br /><div><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">i might suggest week #7 be held at rice field, just to give the soccer moms an idea of what their kids SHOULD be doing.</span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/renegade-cross-tuesdays.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/renegade-cross-tuesdays.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-10-13T07:47:00-05:00'>7:47 AM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=2881189215201074532&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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bike to school day. there is a wonderful discussion on kids biking to school, the sanctioned disappearance of functional [NOT artsy-fartsy] bike racks at schools, and the efforts of parent groups [PTA and others] in conjunction with school administrators to condone such efforts of kids to safely enjoy what i [and many other sane folks] consider a birthright: riding a bike on city streets without the fear of getting creamed by some thoughtless [at best] or evil [more likely] motorist.<br />to get you up to date on the problem, watch this video provided by the DOT as a part of driver education.<br /><object height="344" width="425"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/RCJsEjxcuq4&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/RCJsEjxcuq4&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object><br />then go <a href="http://www.yehudamoon.com/index.php?date=2008-09-24">here</a> to read the past few days of yehuda moon and the kickstand cyclery. this storyline begins september 24, and continues through to the present day. yehuda moon is unique, in that readers can comment in a forum section below the daily strip. follow some of the links the readers provide. it is a LIVELY discussion, to be sure. </span> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/mr-walker-v-mr-wheelerwho-are-you.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/mr-walker-v-mr-wheelerwho-are-you.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-10-07T07:14:00-05:00'>7:14 AM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=3435671163459113556&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /></a><span style="font-family:times new roman;font-size:85%;">tomorrow, october 7, we'll be back for week #5. practice is being held at McHenry park (google it!). easy to find just south of euclid: you recall leaving town on summer tuesdays, going up euclid and turning north at 12th? well, just go a few blocks farther east, and turn SOUTH a couple blocks. ya can't miss it. </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:times new roman;font-size:85%;">hot laps at 5. 'racing' at 530. </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:times new roman;font-size:85%;">i propose beer and debate-watching at highland park country club after, but majority rules on that one. </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:times new roman;font-size:85%;"><em>pass it on.</em></span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/renegade-cross-tuesday.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/renegade-cross-tuesday.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-10-06T11:48:00-05:00'>11:48 AM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=8859705334302819807&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;"> <em>international</em> walk and bike to school day?</span></a></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:times new roman;"><em>it's wednesday, october 8th, kiddies</em></span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/its-communist-conspiracy.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/its-communist-conspiracy.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-10-06T11:08:00-05:00'>11:08 AM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=4343852936360307025&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /></a> <span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">the above photo shows the survivors of this year's running, posing at the traditional post-run gala with the bull, moments before he was shackled and sent back to gym class.<br /></span><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__mS8X0Uxxpw/SOoijDT5dsI/AAAAAAAABtk/GeE6OfQKFeE/s1600-h/crohns+08.jpg"><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5254049900860634818" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__mS8X0Uxxpw/SOoijDT5dsI/AAAAAAAABtk/GeE6OfQKFeE/s400/crohns+08.jpg" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /></a><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;"> this photo shows how it transpired yesterday at maytag park, in newton. a seasoned bull-runner, the mostly reverend [shown prudently at far left] knows when to get the hell out of the way when a <em>loco toro</em> wants to pass.</span> </div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/pamplona-iowa-style.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/pamplona-iowa-style.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-10-06T09:44:00-05:00'>9:44 AM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=8447431562834517825&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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President Bush has said that he is eager to sign the legislation. &#8220;We are delighted that the bicycle commuter benefits act has passed after a lengthy and persistent campaign spearheaded by Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR),&#8221; said League President Andy Clarke. &#8220;Bicycle commuters will now be extended similar benefits to people who take transit and drive to work &#8211; it&#8217;s an equitable and sensible incentive to encourage greater energy independence, improve air quality and health, and even help tackle climate change. Thanks to everyone who has helped reach this milestone, especially Walter Finch and Mele Williams, our government relations staff over the years who have worked tirelessly with Congressman Blumenauer, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and many others in Congress.&#8221; Thanks also to all of you around the country who have contacted your congressional leaders over the years. Keep checking back at </span></span><a title="http://www.bikeleague.org/" href="http://www.bikeleague.org/"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:78%;">www.bikeleague.org</span></a><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:78%;"> as we work on the implementation process.</span> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/we-got-bailed-out-too.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/we-got-bailed-out-too.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-10-03T15:50:00-05:00'>3:50 PM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=5767384311762098795&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); return false;'> 2 comments: </a> </span> <span class='post-backlinks post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/we-got-bailed-out-too.html#links'>Links to this post</a> </span> <span class='post-icons'> <span class='item-action'> <a href='https://www.blogger.com/email-post.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=5767384311762098795' title='Email Post'> <img alt='' class='icon-action' height='13' src='https://resources.blogblog.com/img/icon18_email.gif' width='18'/> </a> </span> <span class='item-control blog-admin pid-2123150690'> <a href='https://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=5767384311762098795&from=pencil' title='Edit Post'> <img alt='' class='icon-action' height='18' src='https://resources.blogblog.com/img/icon18_edit_allbkg.gif' width='18'/> </a> </span> </span> <div class='post-share-buttons goog-inline-block'> </div> </div> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-2'> <span class='post-labels'> </span> </div> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'> <span class='post-location'> </span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div></div> <div class="date-outer"> <h2 class='date-header'><span>Monday, September 29, 2008</span></h2> <div class="date-posts"> <div class='post-outer'> <div class='post hentry uncustomized-post-template' itemprop='blogPost' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/BlogPosting'> <meta content='333412309274662780' itemprop='blogId'/> <meta content='4927463910492518382' itemprop='postId'/> <a name='4927463910492518382'></a> <h3 class='post-title entry-title' itemprop='name'> <a href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/plan-ahead-me.html'>plan ahead? MOI?</a> </h3> <div class='post-header'> <div class='post-header-line-1'></div> </div> <div class='post-body entry-content' id='post-body-4927463910492518382' itemprop='description articleBody'> <div align="center"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">yup, it happens, every now and again.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">here's why this time:</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">time putnam, promoter of the wonderful clear lake blues and bbq series, is going to be in town wednesday, october 15. got some bidniz to do later on, it seems. i suggested a gravel ride, leaving maybe 200 pm?</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">give it some thought, and if you feel a sick day coming on, pencil one in for wednesday, october 15th, 200 pm.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;"><em>you're looking a bit pale and wan. </em></span><em><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">some fresh air would do ya a world of good.</span></em></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/plan-ahead-me.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/plan-ahead-me.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-09-29T11:53:00-05:00'>11:53 AM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=4927463910492518382&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /></a></div><div align="center">tuesday, september 30, 2008</div><div align="center"><strong>greenwood park</strong></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:78%;">[turn south off grand avenue at the art center]</span></div><div align="center">hot laps @ 500 pm</div><div align="center">"racing" @ 530 pm</div><div align="center">el bait shop to follow</div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:78%;">. . . . .</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:78%;"><em>special shout out to the rassy's "elite" team: </em></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:78%;"><em>hey, did you ALL sell your cross bikes?</em></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:78%;">. . . . .</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:times new roman;font-size:78%;"><strong>the action shown above:</strong></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:times new roman;font-size:78%;"><em>Championnat parisien de cross cyclo-pédestre, 18 Feb 1930 </em></span></div><div align="center"><em><span style="font-family:times new roman;font-size:78%;">Valentin Tondeur, who was to win the championship of Paris thanks to Cornez rolling a tubie, takes a run-up in the bois de Biscorne.</span> </em></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/tuesdays-renegade-cross-menu.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/tuesdays-renegade-cross-menu.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-09-29T11:19:00-05:00'>11:19 AM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=2401353350317230982&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /></a><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;"> last saturday, steve fry and i drove to kansas city to begin what turned out to be a quite interesting and thoroughly enjoyable experience covering the 2008 tour of missouri. with the cooperation of brook watts and his amazing crew at medalist sports, and the missouri department of tourism, as host of <a href="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html">the kim west radio cycling show</a>, i was given insider's access to this remarkable race, still now in its sophomore edition as i type this. </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">i have hours of recorded conversations with racers, support people, race fans, and more; <a href="http://fryguyimages.smugmug.com/">fryguy</a> shot scores of photos from the start of the first couple stages, from the women's criterium in kansas city, and from along tuesday's route. we're both going through our work, editing, and trying to make sense of it. fry already has a couple files posted. i'm going through recordings, notes, and scribbles i accumulated.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">it's amazing stuff, and i can't wait to get it polished and either posted here and on the radio show blog, on the radio show website itself, or to use it in upcoming episodes.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">i broadcast sunday's show, episode 20, live from the penthouse suite of the embassy suites on the plaza in the historic plaza district of kansas city. i was excited to talk with liz hecht of vander kitten racing team during the first half of the show, and i finally got to chat face-to-face with previous guest ally brandt, of cheerwine racing team. immediately following the live show, we all rushed downstairs to the gala woman's team presentation. race announcer extraordinaire dave towle was emcee for the women, as he was the night before at the men's presentation, a $250/head shindig up the street a few blocks.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">.....</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">without giving it too much thought, here are some highlights [several full reports will follow]:</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">1--meeting in person--and talking at length--with the many cyclists who have appeared on the radio show in the weeks leading up to the tour; </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">2--going on saturday's team training ride with the kelly benefits team; </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">3--many meals with a variety of teams in the team dining rooms; </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">4--talking at length with recent radio show guest and cycling legend john howard; </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">5--talking again with current cycling menace steve tilford, who seemed rather edgy and puzzled why a race would be taking place withOUT him; </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">6--appearing as a guest live commentator on missouri radio station KRWP, 107.7 FM, "the lake" during and following the edward jones sprint competition in stockton [watch out, liggett!]; </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">7--talking with recently retired race legend gord frasier; </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">8--serving as inspiration for <em>both</em> tom zirbel [stage 1] and mike sayers [stage 2] shortly before their day-long race-leading breaks about the importance of racing aggressively [coincidence? i don't think so!]; </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">9--nearly being killed as i was a part of the garmin chipotle team train tuesday morning driving from the airport hyatt to the start of stage 2 in clinton, missouri; </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">10--meeting rory mason, an old friend from my ames cycling days, who has for the last four years served as global sports marketing manager for cannondale europe. b.v. in this capacity, rory works as liason for all of the pro teams who ride cannondale bikes, giant bikes, and more. look for an interview with rory in the coming weeks, and look for the return of someone who WILL challenge lance in france next july.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">. . . . .</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">as you can tell, without giving this any thought at all, and without checking my notes, i have a lot to talk about. and i was only there for four and a half days.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">i can't WAIT for the tour of california, man.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;"><em>thanks, brook!!</em></span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/early-thoughts-about-2008-tour-of.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/early-thoughts-about-2008-tour-of.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-09-10T23:13:00-05:00'>11:13 PM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=5636845490762760813&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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The trail is back open, but users should use caution near the Kiwanis Nature Island where the trail surface is gravel for now. Plans are to place hard surface back in sometime this fall. [no reason to <strong>resurface</strong>, is there? this thing is smooth as silk. RIGHT. --kim]<br /><em>John Pat Dorrian Trail</em> &#8211; Trail is closed south of the Des Moines Police Station all the way to Crivaro Park due to several sink holes in the levee and cannot be repaired until levee repairs have been completed &#8211; No estimated completion date.<br /><em>Trestle Trail</em> &#8211; The trail has a temporary levee placed on it west of the County building and cannot be opened until the levee is removed. PCCB and Des Moines Parks are working to establish a temporary access around this area. Plans are being drawn up to replace the trail segment. Construction will start next spring and be completed in the spring of 2009. [any thought given to a complete redesign and reconstruction to the underpass on lower beaver, maybe, or perhaps to installing a rain and water diversion system? --kim]<br /><br /><strong>Land Trail Projects</strong><br /><em>Walnut Creek Trail Segment 3</em> &#8211; Construction should be completed by the end of September.<br /><em>Walnut Creek Trail Segment 4</em> &#8211; Asphalt paving is scheduled for the week of September 11-18<br /><em>Waveland Trail Phase 1</em> &#8211; Preliminary design has started on trail. Construction is slated to start in June or July of 2009.<br />Waveland Trail 40th St to 42nd St &#8211; Trail design is nearly complete, working with property owners to purchase necessary easements for trail construction. Construction estimated to start April or May of 2009.<br /><em>Trails Signage</em> - Maps and design specifications for trail signs is nearly complete and should be ready for bid within a week and construction will likely start late Fall 2008 and be completed by May of 2009.<br /><br /><strong>Water Trail Projects</strong><br /><em>Safety Cabling Across River</em> &#8211; Center Street Dam emergency cable across river was destroyed by flooding. New cable will be installed. Cable across the Des Moines River upstream of Scott Street still needs to be installed. Installation is expected to be completed by the winter of 2008.<br /><em>Water Trail Kiosks</em> &#8211; Installation should be completed within 2 weeks.<br /><br /><strong>Bicycle Projects</strong><br /><em>Indianola Avenue Reconstruction</em> &#8211; Designs are starting on the roadway with trail, bicycle and complete street elements. Staff will bring designs to the committee at a later date.<br />Complete Streets &#8211; Des Moines City Council will be asked to approve a complete streets policy at the second Council meeting in September.<br /><em>Inductive Loop Detectors</em> &#8211; Subject to approval and installation by Traffic and Transportation Department and the next two will be 31st and 42nd Streets at Kingman Blvd.<br /><em>Bicycle and Trail Master Plan</em> &#8211; Proposals from consultants expected to be received by the City around October 1 with the master plan likely starting around the end of November. [suppose we can get access to this? --kim]<br />Application for Bicycle Friendly Community &#8211; Application was submitted August 15, 2008<br />Bicycle Parking [see my earlier post on this. you know, maybe if they would work on changing institutional attitudes they might stand a better chance of getting their blessed designation. why doesn't someone ask ME what i think? --kim]<br /><em>Installation of bike racks</em> &#8211; Approximately 50 installed to date, 150 remaining to be installed by the end of October. [would somebody PLEASE tell them simply to buy and install old school bike racks? <strong>THESE FANCY SCHMANCY ART RACKS SUCK!!!</strong> my mama always told me, "kim, don't EVER lean your bike on a piece of art--even BAD art.]<br /><em>Bicycle parking ordinance</em> &#8211; On hold [oh, THIS should be good. --kim]<br /><em>Installation of bicycle parking on private property</em> &#8211; On hold [you mean like that piece of shit "bike rack" at beaverdahl's? that thing is older than john mccain! --kim]<br /><br /><strong>Greenway Projects</strong> [nothing is included here--the mostly rev]</span><br /><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:78%;">. . . . . .</span><br /><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:78%;"><strong>Trails Update from Polk County Conservation<br /></strong>September 5, 2008<br /><br /><em>Ankeny to Woodward Trail</em>. Anticipate Ankeny to Sheldahl will be open by October 1. Friends of Central Iowa Trails is working on an opening celebration for this segment of the trail. Fundraising continues in earnest. Still hoping for a December letting on the Madrid-to-Woodward portion that includes the bridge across the Des Moines River.<br /></span><br /><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:78%;"><strong>GET THIS:</strong><br /><em>Great Western Trail</em>. September letting expected for the repair work South of McKinley with construction completion expected by November 15. [wanna bet? november 15th my ass! --kim]<br /><br /><em>Trestle to Trestle Trail</em>. A pier snapped during the flooding on the trestle bridge at Johnston (Beaver Creek). Working with FEMA to prep for repair. Working with NRCS on debris removal under this trestle bridge. 1800&#8217; of trail between MLK and River Place (just N of Euclid) remains covered in roughly 3&#8217; of dirt from the city&#8217;s efforts to raise the levy during the flood.<br /><br /><em>Gay Wilson Trail West (Neal Smith to Ankeny).</em> Should be receiving contract documents from DOT any day now, allowing engineer to begin design work. Hoping for spring letting and summer construction.<br /><br /><em>Easter Lake Trail</em>. Working to incorporate portions of this trail as part of the Summerset Trail extension to the North. One section of the proposed route requires WRA easement. Awaiting legal description from the engineers and then will proceed with trying to acquire that easement.<br /><br /><em>Chichaqua Valley Trail</em>. While this trail was damaged during flooding, it has so far been able to remain open during repairs. Will keep you posted as work continues. </span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:78%;">. . . . . </span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;"><strong>PLEASE post comments, complaints, and suggestions, and i will pass them along.</strong></span> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/central-iowa-trail-updates.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/central-iowa-trail-updates.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-09-06T09:01:00-05:00'>9:01 AM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=5395956018399508699&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); return false;'> 7 comments: </a> </span> <span class='post-backlinks post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/central-iowa-trail-updates.html#links'>Links to this post</a> </span> <span class='post-icons'> <span class='item-action'> <a href='https://www.blogger.com/email-post.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=5395956018399508699' title='Email Post'> <img alt='' class='icon-action' height='13' src='https://resources.blogblog.com/img/icon18_email.gif' width='18'/> </a> </span> <span class='item-control blog-admin pid-2123150690'> <a href='https://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=5395956018399508699&from=pencil' title='Edit Post'> <img alt='' class='icon-action' height='18' src='https://resources.blogblog.com/img/icon18_edit_allbkg.gif' width='18'/> </a> </span> </span> <div class='post-share-buttons goog-inline-block'> </div> </div> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-2'> <span class='post-labels'> </span> </div> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'> <span class='post-location'> </span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div></div> <div class="date-outer"> <h2 class='date-header'><span>Friday, September 5, 2008</span></h2> <div class="date-posts"> <div class='post-outer'> <div class='post hentry uncustomized-post-template' itemprop='blogPost' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/BlogPosting'> <meta content='333412309274662780' itemprop='blogId'/> <meta content='8514193140859735332' itemprop='postId'/> <a name='8514193140859735332'></a> <h3 class='post-title entry-title' itemprop='name'> <a href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/duh.html'>DUH</a> </h3> <div class='post-header'> <div class='post-header-line-1'></div> </div> <div class='post-body entry-content' id='post-body-8514193140859735332' itemprop='description articleBody'> <div align="center"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;"><strong>Iowa<br /></strong>State Rank: 21 out of 50.<br /><em>Reasons for Ranking:</em> In Iowa, bicycle enforcement is included in POST standards and police academy training, and there are good education efforts for cyclists and motorists. However, the state has no bike master plan.<br />Iowa's Bicycle Friendly Communities </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">Currently there are no cities in Iowa that have been designated as bicycle friendly communities.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;"><em><a href="http://www.bikeleague.org/news/090508bfs.php"><span style="font-size:85%;">source</span></a><span style="font-size:85%;"> </span></em></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;"></span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/duh.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/duh.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-09-05T22:47:00-05:00'>10:47 PM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=8514193140859735332&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /></a><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__mS8X0Uxxpw/SMGV71s2TDI/AAAAAAAABrM/L05y0E_vAYo/s1600-h/obama+bike.jpg"><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5242636296495975474" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__mS8X0Uxxpw/SMGV71s2TDI/AAAAAAAABrM/L05y0E_vAYo/s400/obama+bike.jpg" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /></a><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;"> cast your votes in the comments section</span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/which-do-you-prefer.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/which-do-you-prefer.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-09-05T15:28:00-05:00'>3:28 PM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=2794099201621507307&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); return false;'> 5 comments: </a> </span> <span class='post-backlinks post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/which-do-you-prefer.html#links'>Links to this post</a> </span> <span class='post-icons'> <span class='item-action'> <a href='https://www.blogger.com/email-post.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=2794099201621507307' title='Email Post'> <img alt='' class='icon-action' height='13' src='https://resources.blogblog.com/img/icon18_email.gif' width='18'/> </a> </span> <span class='item-control blog-admin pid-2123150690'> <a href='https://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=2794099201621507307&from=pencil' title='Edit Post'> <img alt='' class='icon-action' height='18' src='https://resources.blogblog.com/img/icon18_edit_allbkg.gif' width='18'/> </a> </span> </span> <div class='post-share-buttons goog-inline-block'> </div> </div> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-2'> <span class='post-labels'> </span> </div> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'> <span class='post-location'> </span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div></div> <div class="date-outer"> <h2 class='date-header'><span>Wednesday, September 3, 2008</span></h2> <div class="date-posts"> <div class='post-outer'> <div class='post hentry uncustomized-post-template' itemprop='blogPost' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/BlogPosting'> <meta content='333412309274662780' itemprop='blogId'/> <meta content='9083200778752435' itemprop='postId'/> <a name='9083200778752435'></a> <h3 class='post-title entry-title' itemprop='name'> <a href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/renegade-cyclocross-tuesdays.html'>renegade cyclocross tuesdays</a> </h3> <div class='post-header'> <div class='post-header-line-1'></div> </div> <div class='post-body entry-content' id='post-body-9083200778752435' itemprop='description articleBody'> <div align="center"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:78%;">PLEASE join us for Renegade Cyclocross Races in Des Moines starting THIS coming Tuesday, September 9, as well as each Tuesday thereafter through the end of November. At between 5 and 5:30PM we&#8217;ll start doing warm up laps, with a 45 to 60 minute &#8216;race&#8217; starting shortly after. This week, the 9th, we&#8217;ll be racing at Union Park. At the conclusion of each weeks&#8217; race, the venue for the following week will be announced/decided. The &#8216;courses&#8217; will be pretty simple, and not marked as though it&#8217;s a UCI event, so if you&#8217;re looking for something PRO, you&#8217;re gonna be upset. We&#8217;ll do your best to get some tight turns, off cambers, pavement, etc. These events will be AT YOUR OWN RISK!Please understand the word &#8216;race&#8217; is used loosely. This will be a training race, bike practice, or whatever else you kids want to call it. No entry fees, no prizes, no official results. What it WILL be is a great opportunity to get some intensity in, practice barriers, run-ups and other cyclocross skills and ride against guys of varying abilities-this makes it a GREAT chance for newer riders to gain some confidence and have some fun, while the experienced guys get a good workout and pass on some knowledge. Above all, it&#8217;s a good reason to ride cross bikes with friends. Cool? Questions? rversteegh@mchsi.com</span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/renegade-cyclocross-tuesdays.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/renegade-cyclocross-tuesdays.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-09-03T06:14:00-05:00'>6:14 AM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=9083200778752435&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); return false;'> No comments: </a> </span> <span class='post-backlinks post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/renegade-cyclocross-tuesdays.html#links'>Links to this post</a> </span> <span class='post-icons'> <span class='item-action'> <a href='https://www.blogger.com/email-post.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=9083200778752435' title='Email Post'> <img alt='' class='icon-action' height='13' src='https://resources.blogblog.com/img/icon18_email.gif' width='18'/> </a> </span> <span class='item-control blog-admin pid-2123150690'> <a 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entry-title' itemprop='name'> <a href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/hardin-county-board-of-supervisors.html'>hardin county board of supervisors today</a> </h3> <div class='post-header'> <div class='post-header-line-1'></div> </div> <div class='post-body entry-content' id='post-body-1868258120463208694' itemprop='description articleBody'> <span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">earlier this afternoon, i spoke by phone with jim johnson, one of the three members of the hardin county board of supervisors, discussing today's action regarding "ordinance #43," the anti-bicycle ordinance.</span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;"></span><br /><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">mr. johnson told me that the board took the first step toward repealing the ill-advised law, enacted surreptitously july 16, 2008, on the advice of david vestal of the iowa state association of counties [isac]. explaining that the process of repealing an ordinance is the same as enacting one, the board must have public notice and opportunities for discussion, and then vote twice to repeal it. the first hearing and opportunity to vote to repeal is now set for wednesday, september 24, at 1015 am, at the courthouse in eldora. mr. johnson told me that they are following the recommendation of isac, in light of the agreement of the des moines register to change the ragbrai insurance policy and the rider waiver. </span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;"></span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">mr. johnson also disclosed that the board, upon voting once to repeal, can also vote to waive any additional readings and delcare the ordinance repealed as early as the date of the first reading. he indicated that the board would so vote to repeal and waive additional readings unless between now and then, or at the meeting september 24, a large number of folks showed up speaking in favor of retaining ordinance #43.</span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;"></span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">curiously, mr. johnson told me, when i asked him "why just bicycles?" that the county engineer told him that the county roads were not designed for bicycles but for motor vehicles only. i asked him if ever, or at least in his recollection, had hardin county every had a claim filed against them by a bicyclist as a result of a crash or injury, and he said no, but did quickly mention that a hardin county bicyclist "was life-flighted to a hospital this year because of a crash on ragbrai just a few weeks ago" and that he was still going through rehabilitation. he also told me that ragbrai had traveled through hardin county at least three times in years past, and never with a claim for damages.</span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">mr. johnson also told me that crawford county, after they settled their case, called ALL the other 98 counties to warn them to prepare for such claims, since now "bicyclists have found a way to get money from the deep pockets for when they crash." he told me that hardin county is self-insured, meaning that they would have to pay the entirety of any claims. </span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;"></span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">crawford county, it should be remembered, has an insurance carrier, and only had to pay a $5,000 deductible, of the $350,000 negligence settlement against them.</span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;"></span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">i asked mr. johnson, if as he was advising them to adopt this model ordinance, <em>did</em> david vestal take the time to explain to the hardin county supervisors that the <strong>actual basis</strong> of the claim against them was for the <strong>negligence </strong>of the county employee who removed the warning pylons, leaving exposed the wide expansion crack into which two other riders had previously ridden and crashed, leaving THEM seriously injured, after which mr. ulrich ALSO crashed and was fatally injure at the exact same spot--and NOT for merely the condition of the road itself?</span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;"></span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">mr. johnson told me that "he had heard that," but that it wasn't from david vestal, and he was uncertain <em>where</em> he'd heard it, nor whether the story was in fact the truth. i told him that those were INDEED the facts, and he said, "oh."</span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;"></span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">mr. johnson gave no indication whether he had seen the video interview i had sent him earlier, following the illegal ride around hardin county.</span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;"></span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">he did tell me that there were a couple local cyclists who spoke very supportingly on behalf of the board, and that there was "a woman from iowa city who was there for the iowa bicycle coalition." </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">the kim west radio cycling show will keep you apprised of this situation,</span> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/hardin-county-board-of-supervisors.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/hardin-county-board-of-supervisors.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-09-02T14:36:00-05:00'>2:36 PM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=1868258120463208694&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); return false;'> 105 comments: </a> </span> <span class='post-backlinks post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' 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class='post-location'> </span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div></div> <div class="date-outer"> <h2 class='date-header'><span>Monday, September 1, 2008</span></h2> <div class="date-posts"> <div class='post-outer'> <div class='post hentry uncustomized-post-template' itemprop='blogPost' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/BlogPosting'> <meta content='333412309274662780' itemprop='blogId'/> <meta content='861205857257197644' itemprop='postId'/> <a name='861205857257197644'></a> <h3 class='post-title entry-title' itemprop='name'> <a href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/kim-west-radio-cycling-show-goes-video.html'>the kim west radio cycling show goes VIDEO!!</a> </h3> <div class='post-header'> <div class='post-header-line-1'></div> </div> <div class='post-body entry-content' id='post-body-861205857257197644' itemprop='description articleBody'> <div align="center"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">i had the pleasure of interviewing a mystery cyclist this afternoon, who said he had a message for the hardin county board of supervisors, something about their efforts to review and maybe repeal a silly little ordinance they silently--ill-advisedly and hastily, i would add--enacted this past july, just in time for ragby, for goodness sake.<br />with no further ado, here's my interview with the mystery rider. i hope the supervisors get the chance to see this before they take any further hasty actions.<br /></span><br /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Mt9lvaIo9c0&amp;color1=" color2="0xcfcfcf&amp;hl=" fs="1" width="425" height="344" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/kim-west-radio-cycling-show-goes-video.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/kim-west-radio-cycling-show-goes-video.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-09-01T19:21:00-05:00'>7:21 PM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=861205857257197644&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", 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goog-inline-block'> </div> </div> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-2'> <span class='post-labels'> </span> </div> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'> <span class='post-location'> </span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div></div> <div class="date-outer"> <h2 class='date-header'><span>Friday, August 29, 2008</span></h2> <div class="date-posts"> <div class='post-outer'> <div class='post hentry uncustomized-post-template' itemprop='blogPost' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/BlogPosting'> <meta content='333412309274662780' itemprop='blogId'/> <meta content='1955467991157090581' itemprop='postId'/> <a name='1955467991157090581'></a> <h3 class='post-title entry-title' itemprop='name'> <a href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/one-of-differences-between-riding-in.html'>one of the differences between riding in iowa city and des moines</a> </h3> <div class='post-header'> <div class='post-header-line-1'></div> </div> <div class='post-body entry-content' id='post-body-1955467991157090581' itemprop='description articleBody'> <div align="center"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">my friend g pickle told me about the latest iowa city tuesday night ride. i asked him to write a story about it, because it's the kind of ride that folks in des moines are afraid to try, while i think we should...</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">This week the college green A rides switched to gravel. Tuesday was a fairly tame romp around but Thursday saw a different sort of energy. It had rained proper in the morning and things were wet. Cochran showed up with some slick skinnies on his cross bike and I laughed that he would be fine after we got through the B roads. The general consesus seemed to be that we would not be riding any B roads so he would be fine for the whole ride. 8 miles later, <a href="http://bikeiowa.wordpress.com/2008/08/29/the-usual-gravel-mayhem/">[read more] </a></span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/one-of-differences-between-riding-in.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/one-of-differences-between-riding-in.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-08-29T16:14:00-05:00'>4:14 PM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=1955467991157090581&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); return false;'> 4 comments: </a> </span> <span class='post-backlinks post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/one-of-differences-between-riding-in.html#links'>Links to this post</a> </span> <span class='post-icons'> <span class='item-action'> <a 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itemtype='http://schema.org/BlogPosting'> <meta content='333412309274662780' itemprop='blogId'/> <meta content='8978082690629720347' itemprop='postId'/> <a name='8978082690629720347'></a> <h3 class='post-title entry-title' itemprop='name'> <a href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/hardin-county-today-and-iowa-tomorrow.html'>hardin county today, and iowa tomorrow</a> </h3> <div class='post-header'> <div class='post-header-line-1'></div> </div> <div class='post-body entry-content' id='post-body-8978082690629720347' itemprop='description articleBody'> <div align="center"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;"><span style="font-size:85%;">"Yes, kuddos to Mark [wyatt, of the iowa bicycle coalition--kim] and all for their efforts leading to Hardin County's repeal of this ordinance."<br /><br />i, along with all other bicyclists in iowa, will be QUITE interested to learn JUST HOW the announcements of thursday came to pass: who were the active parties--and what roles did they play--in securing the anticipated repeal and withdrawl by hardin county officials and by david vestal.<br />until then, i can say this: i greatly appreciate the massive efforts by jeff goodman and his legal eagles, the belated apparent wisdom of the hardin county board of supervisors and the ultimate recognition by david vestal of the handwriting on the wall.<br /><br />on another note, I STILL PLAN TO MEET IN GARDEN CITY MONDAY MORNING AT 800 AM for our little spontaneous labor day cruise around hardin county.<br />it is more important than EVER to demonstrate our political, physical, and economic clout to all iowans. i would ask that anyone who plans to attend this ride request and keep all receipts for money spent going to, during, and returning home from this ride so that i can gather this information for publication and dissemination.<br />the very fact that this whole thing has come up should continue to serve as a chilling reminder of how the political and motoring masses feel about us, and just how far we MUST go to secure our rights to ride ANYWHERE in iowa.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-size:85%;"><strong>DO NOT BE LULLED INTO THINKING THAT THE ACTIONS ANTICIPATED TUESDAY CONSTITUTE ANYTHING BUT A MINOR COURSE CORRECTION.<br /></strong><br />what this whole ugly chapter demonstrates to ME is that bicyclists continue to be thought of AT BEST as second class citizens, and that iowa is FAR FAR AWAY from truly being a bicycle friendly environment.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-size:100%;"><strong>i'll see you in garden city at and before 800 am monday morning!!</strong></span> </span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a 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articleBody'> <span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">Kim,<br />I found your show through a search on itunes. . . .<br />I really like your show because while you have the racing background, you really understand that racing is only one facet of cycling. We need the trails, and the bike lanes and we need to be able to share the road because we have riders with different levels of expertise, and reasons to ride.<br /><strong><em></em></strong>You<em><strong> get</strong></em> it.<br />We all need to be advocates for all forms of cycling and support each other as it grows from a sport or a form of recreation, to a lifestyle.<br />Steve Sexton<br />Louisville, Kentucky</span> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta 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september 8 through the 14th, and the </span><a title="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html" href="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">kim west radio cycling show,</span></a><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;"> in partnership with the </span><a title="http://www.visitmo.com/" href="http://www.visitmo.com/"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">missouri department of tourism </span></a><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">and </span><a title="http://www.druryhotels.com/" href="http://www.druryhotels.com/"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">drury hotels </span></a><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">[official hotel of the tour of missouri], is doing it up right.<br /><br />sunday, september 7, i'll be doing </span><a title="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html" href="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">the kim west radio cycling show </span></a><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">LIVE from the lobby of the drury hotel in beautiful kansas city, missouri. i'll spend the entire time talking live with riders, team officials and tour folks about this exciting finale to the american professional cycling season.<br />and YOU can be there, too. we're giving away a whole slew of sweet prizes, including VIP passes to the finish of monday's stage one in kansas city, a bissel vacuum [remember, bissell is a team sponsor!], a felt bicycle, tour of missouri t-shirts and caps, and more!<br />AND THE BIGGIE IS A "MEET ME IN MISSOURI" PRIZE PACKAGE that includes accomodations for two at the kansas city drury hotel, passes to the team presentations, VIP passes and such for the finish of stage one, and more!!<br /><br />"but kim, how can i win these fabulous prizes?"<br />i love this: all you have to do is go to </span><a title="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html" href="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">the kim west radio cycling show</span></a><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;"> website, my personality pages, scroll down just a tad to the "TOUR OF MISSOURI" LINK, and see where it says "click here to win with kim west!"?<br />JUST </span><a title="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html" href="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">CLICK!</span></a><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;"> just follow the simple directions, and you'll be in the drawing to be held and announced tuesday, september 2, 2008. you might win a felt bicycle, a bissell vacuum, tour of missouri caps or t-shirts, VIP passes to the stage one finish in kansas city, or<br />YOU MIGHT WIN THE GRAND PRIZE "MEET ME IN MISSOURI" PACKAGE!!<br /><br />man, free stuff, and i can't even win it--i'm giving it away. how amazing is THAT?<br /><br />so </span><a title="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html" href="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">click RIGHT NOW</span></a><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">. i might see you at the finish line in kansas city.<br /><br />and by the way, you KNOW you can watch the entire tour of missouri live and in-person for FREE, don't you? you don't need no stinking badges to enjoy close-up and roadside some of the finest cyclists in the world racing on beautiful, lush rolling midwestern roads.<br />IT'S JUST TWO HOURS AWAY!!<br /><br />SO </span><a title="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html" href="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">CLICK IT</span></a><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;"> TO WIN!!<br /><br />and thanks for listening to </span><a title="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html" href="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">the kim west radio cycling show</span></a><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">, bringing you only the best, free every week.</span> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/tour-of-missouri-click-and-win.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' 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itemtype='http://schema.org/BlogPosting'> <meta content='333412309274662780' itemprop='blogId'/> <meta content='3022711783414149718' itemprop='postId'/> <a name='3022711783414149718'></a> <h3 class='post-title entry-title' itemprop='name'> <a href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/rainy-day-random-thoughts.html'>rainy day random thoughts</a> </h3> <div class='post-header'> <div class='post-header-line-1'></div> </div> <div class='post-body entry-content' id='post-body-3022711783414149718' itemprop='description articleBody'> <span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">1--a dis-organized tour of hardin county, monday september 1. </span><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=Garden+City,+IA&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=42.245699,-93.398176&amp;spn=0.005099,0.015407&amp;t=h&amp;z=17"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">here</span></a><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;"> is a map of garden city. you should be there by 800 am, and ready to roll. this is not a race, by the way. someone asked about whether to spend $$ in hardin county, and i am of two minds. the simple mind says spend what we need, collect receipts, and we'll submit the totals to the board of supervisors to let them know how much money they stand to lose from such an impromptu bike ride. we could also tell the merchants that because of their elected officials, they will not see our "green bucks" again. the more complicated, high-minded thought would be to pack and carry our own food from non-hardin county merchants and businesses. i'd rather do the simple way just this once, to prove a point. i don't really know what the point might be; it might just depend on the turnout and how the day develops. bring your still and video cameras, eh? </span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">2--what's up with mark wyatt, anyway? suppose HE'LL show up and ride? will the IBC spokesperson ever do anything about this?</span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">3--do you suppose we should start to worry about <a href="http://www.thedailypage.com/isthmus/article.php?article=23479">THIS</a> in iowa?</span><br /><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">4--i hope the rain ends soon.</span> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/rainy-day-random-thoughts.html' 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<div class='post hentry uncustomized-post-template' itemprop='blogPost' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/BlogPosting'> <meta content='333412309274662780' itemprop='blogId'/> <meta content='6084613041186524948' itemprop='postId'/> <a name='6084613041186524948'></a> <h3 class='post-title entry-title' itemprop='name'> <a href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/i-think-i-want-to-ride-around-hardin.html'>i think i want to ride around hardin county again...</a> </h3> <div class='post-header'> <div class='post-header-line-1'></div> </div> <div class='post-body entry-content' id='post-body-6084613041186524948' itemprop='description articleBody'> <div align="center"><span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;">you know, it's been a while since i've ridden the lovely, quiet roads in hardin county: pine lake, the iowa river valley and cliffs, little steamboat rock, the gently rolling hills from alden into radcliffe, and the undulations going east into union along D65... </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">whatd'ya say? want to go for a little ride with me and maybe 20 friends on labor day? this is what i'm thinking:</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">meet in garden city. it's a quiet little town in southwest hardin county, about eight miles east of I-35 at the randall exit. we can roll east on D65 about 18 miles to union, and head north on S62. we take that north through the mighty burg of gifford and along some gently climbing hills into eldora [where they'll actually have some open stores for food and sustenance, and then continue north past the beautiful iowa river on the west side and pine lake on the east, and on into steamboat rock [little tree-covered town] and north nearly up to ackley, where we head west to iowa falls [more food and drink] and on into alden. we head south, more gentle rollers, past the ghost of buckeye, and the inviting little rollers that welcome you to radcliffe. just a few more wind-swept miles, and we're back to garden city.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">our dream tour of hardin county is over, we've covered a little over 80 miles, and we've proven that an advertised ride of over 20 cyclists CAN travel hardin county roads with no casualties, and hopefully no one will get arrested.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:85%;">any takers?</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:78%;"><em>[p.s. is this the action of a patient and understanding cyclist? i hope it doesn't appear that way.]</em></span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/i-think-i-want-to-ride-around-hardin.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/i-think-i-want-to-ride-around-hardin.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-08-25T18:14:00-05:00'>6:14 PM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=6084613041186524948&isPopup=true' 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style="font-family:verdana;">i learned about 30 minutes ago that hardin county enacted--quietly or in full public view i don't know--the <em>exact same ordinance</em> considered and tabled by dallas county after a lengthy and well-attended public hearing at which 30 to 40 cyclists and dallas county residents were given an opportunity to address the board and air their concerns, questions, and comments about the legality of the proposal. </span></span><br /><span style="font-size:85%;"><span style="font-family:verdana;"><br />among those in attendance was mark wyatt, lobbyist and paid employee of the iowa bike coalition, who spoke against the not-yet-completely-dead brain-child of attorney david vestal, who is circulating this poison-penned proposal on behalf of the iowa association of counties.<br />when we left that day, the feeling was one of cautious concern, not celebration, knowing that this battle might need to be waged in as many as 97 more counties in iowa, notwithstanding the fact that the same suggestion previously had been rejected by the iowa legislature, who realized the many fatal flaws in vestal's flimsy efforts to help the counties avoid liability for failing to do what counties quite simply <strong>have</strong> to do--maintain safe roadways within their county limits.<br /><br />we all agreed the need for vigilance was paramount.<br /><br />wyatt, as the hired gun for the IBC, seemed to be best-poised to oversee his fragile fiefdom, the highways and byways, and streets and trails of iowa; the rightful yet threatened sovereign domain of any and all bicyclists who might seek to enjoy the roads, trails, streets and more--<em>the bounty of iowa--</em>by bike.<br /><br />so what happened? hardin county enacted the EXACT SAME ORDINANCE [requiring that any "organized" ride of ten or more riders need a permit, minimum $1,000,000.00 liability insurance policy or face a $750 fine--$1,000 for second offense] that was soundly "set aside for the time being" by the wisened or intimidated board ofsupervisors in dallas county.<br /><br />yet <em>who</em> informed us, the iowa bike coalition's constituency, the bicyclists of iowa, of the pending action in hardin county?<br /><em>who</em> rallied the troops with a call to arms?<br /><em>who</em> covered ALL media outlets with press releases decrying the outrageous efforts by these backward-looking governmental officials?<br /><em>who</em> saw to it that the hardin county supervisors meeting room was packed to the gills and more with angry and indignant bicyclists of all stripes AND statewide media?<br /><br /><strong>not mark wyatt.<br /></strong><br />nope.<br /><br />not word one have we heard from this guy, <em>whose JOB it is to do just that.<br /></em><br />i have LONG been biting my tongue about mark, hoping beyond hope that mark would get off his ass and prove me wrong; to show me that he really DOES care about the interests for which he is paid to represent and for which he is expected to fight to preserve and maintain. <em>[some might even suggest he is paid to EXPAND these rights, but christ...]</em><br /><br />it WOULDN'T be tough to make me think i am wrong. <em>hell, i'd love to meet him JUST ONCE out on a bike ride.</em> but i don't even think he rides! [recall: if i don't SEE it, i'm not likely to believe it. that's why i didn't believe in flying saucers for so long, and why i tend not to believe in bigfoot.]<br /><br />but mark wyatt absolutely has lost his right to speak on MY behalf about the rights and interests of bicyclists and bicycling in iowa. he has been losing it for his failure to act on behalf of the MANY dead cyclists this past year, and for his failure to follow-up on behalf of the too many dead cyclists from last year <em>[remember all the trips i made to funerals last year? where is evidence of mark's follow-ups on all those?]<br /></em><br />nope, by <strong>his total lack of meaningful and active leadership</strong>, mark wyatt is steering the iowa bike coaliton right off the roads, streets,paths, and trails right back into the garages and basements where--in his mind--all bikes should be stored, the patient and understanding little cyclists that we are.<br /><br />this guy's GOTTA go, before all we have left are roller races.<br /><br /><em>mark: i BEG you to respond.</em> do SOMETHING, for christ's sake. show the bicyclists of iowa that you DO REALLY REALLY care about riding bikes, not just raising money and feathering your nest. i am NOT better off than i was <em>[how many years ago?]</em> when you started at the IBC.<br />it is time for you to go. let us have a REAL spokesperson. we deserve it.</span> </span></span> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/mark-wyatt.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/mark-wyatt.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-08-25T15:20:00-05:00'>3:20 PM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=7115263643992219582&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /></a><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;"> <span style="font-size:78%;">Des Moines, August 13, 2008&#8212;Governor Culver has appointed Des Moines attorney Richard H. Doyle, Des Moines, to the Iowa Court of Appeals. Doyle, 58, will fill the vacancy that will occur when Judge Van Zimmer retires September 4, 2008.<br />Doyle has worked in the private practice of law since 1977. Prior to working in private practice he served as Assistant Attorney General for the Iowa Department of Justice in the Criminal Appeals Division.<br />He earned a bachelor of arts in political science from Drake University in 1971. He received his law degree from Drake University Law School in 1976. He served as staff member of the Drake Law Review.</span></span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;"><strong>. . . . . </strong></span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;">yeah, yeah, yeah; that's all fine; but press releases never tell you what REALLY matters, but <strong>today's sermonette</strong> <em>always</em> does! </span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;">rick and his wife, debbie, are the parents of two kids, kerry [who lives in oregon] and her brother [who lives in chicago and whose name i never <em>can</em> remember]. i first met the doyles when i worked at zanzibar's with kerry. debbie was a morning regular [2% iced latte to go], and she and rick would often come in evenings. debbie is a huge elvis fan, and rick has always been an enormous cycling enthusiast. we talked about bikes and racing and all subjects bicycles on a regular basis, rick and i. while kerry and i were working together, she found a mixte frame bike, i recall, and fixed it up. she rode that found bike all over [she was hooked]. when she moved to oregon, she got into the fixed gear scene, and started riding all over, including seattle to portland, as i recollect. a 200-mile ride on a fixie. truly nuts.</span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;">her folks were supportive and skeptical, but rick, i detected, was really quite thrilled and proud of her. so as she took off and started getting more and more into it, and riding bikes all over the northwest, rick spoke with me about his old blue schwinn [seen above, rick bought it new], and about buying a new road bike. i told him to go for it, but by all means to keep this bike, and think about converting it to a single speed or a fixed gear bike.</span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;">he did, and after having both new road bike and new old singlespeed to ride, like the kid he is, he confessed that he has more fun riding the old bike. </span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;"><strong><em>and that's how it ought to be.</em></strong></span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;">since the word got out about the formation and opening of the des moines bike kollective, rick has been as enthusiastic AND actively participating supporter of the place as there can be. he has personally been responsible for bringing approaching, what, rick, maybe a couple dozen bikes to the shop? he was the first to adopt a bike shop--rassmussen's on grand--BEFORE i made the request to have folks adopt a bike shop. he regularly stops by, checking to see what bikes are there for donation, and he brings them down. he pounds the pavement and buzzes the phone lines shaking down his neighborhood association and others for their unridden bikes. additionally, rick is regularly out on the trail, under the poorly-designed and constructed bridge under grand avenue at 1st/63d street, cleaning the mud, sand, and muck away after floods. he has lobbied the city to do more on a regular basis to maintain its trail system. i would be remiss if i failed to mention that he and debbie are regular listeners of <strong><a href="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html">the kim west radio cycling show</a></strong> sunday nights on kxno AM1460. </span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-size:78%;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">rick not only talks the talk, but he rides the ride. </span><span style="font-family:Verdana;">rick doyle <em>gets</em> it. he understands the need for both bike trails AND integrated bicycle traffic on public streets. he <em>does</em> something about it.</span></span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;"><strong>. . . . .</strong></span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;">the city of des moines is struggling to have itself declared as a "bike friendly community." it has been told repeatedly that while building bike trails and painting bike lanes is laudible, until there is descernible and lasting institutional change, it will not be truly bike friendly. we need role models in high and public places who not only lavish praise and support upon bicycle riders, but who TRULY EMBRACE bicycles and bicycle riding as a significant and respectible lifestyle, who see bicycles as a viable and NECESSARY component of a vibrant urban environment, AND who are sufficiently committed to that end to influence OTHERS to do likewise. </span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;">for example, suppose des moines chief of police judy bradshaw issued a directive that "ALL city of des moines police officers shall recognize bicyclists as rightful users of city streets, and shall enforce reckless driving laws against motorists who use their motor vehicles in such a way to intimidate or harass a bicyclist." </span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;">wouldn't THAT be grand? THAT would be a big step toward des moines becoming a bike friendly community.</span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;"><strong>. . . . .</strong></span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;">i have no idea what kind of justice rick doyle will be on the iowa court of appeals; we have not, in our many hours of conversation talked about the hot-button legal topics of the day. but i DO know this: for the first time EVER, the state of iowa will have a high court member who knows how to convert an old ten-speed to a singlespeed bike, and knows how to enjoy riding it. we are likely for the first time ever to have a court of appeals justice to commutes to work on a regular basis on an old single speed schwinn--even in winter!</span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;">and THAT is what will help make des moines a bike friendly community. i could not be more proud of, and happy for, rick and debbie doyle, and delighted for the state of iowa. </span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;">we will have one of us sitting up there in a black robe.</span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:100%;"><strong>congratulations, rick!</strong></span></p> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/two-wheeled-justice.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/two-wheeled-justice.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-08-19T13:39:00-05:00'>1:39 PM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=3213354905137397839&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /></a> <div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;">OVER THE NEXT THREE WEEKS, in cooperation with the <em><strong>tour of missouri</strong></em>,<br />the kim west radio cycling show will be GIVING AWAY </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;"><a href="http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1KuktJdam8">absolutely free</a><br />24 TRULY VALUABLE PRIZES, including:<br />one FELT cruiser bicycle,<br />one yakima bicycle car rack,<br />one bissell healthy home vacuum,<br />five VIP passes to the stage one finish in kansas city,<br />five tour of missouri t-shirts,<br />five tour of missouri caps, and<br />five jelly belly gift packs.<br /><br />AND SOME LUCKY DOG WILL WIN THIS GRAND PRIZE!!<br />A "MEET IN MISSOURI PACKAGE, with hotels, meals,<br />and VIP hospitality at the tour's stage one finish in kansas city.<br /><br />all you have to do to win is this:<br />1--go to the kim west radio cycling show <a href="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html">website</a> </span><span style="font-family:verdana;">and do the KIM WEST TOUR OF MISSOURI CROSSWORD PUZZLE; and then<br />2--listen LIVE to the kim west radio cycling show sunday nights from 600 pm to 700 pm for your chance to call in </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;"><strong><em>[515.284.5966 or 866.333.5966]</em></strong> </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;">and win.<br />it really IS that easy. i'll ask from time to time during the show for listeners to call in and give me the answer to such and such a clue from the crossword puzzle. </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;">you call in, and you win a prize. </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;">we'll do it again NEXT sunday, august 24th, </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;">and again august 31. </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;">on the august 31st show, will draw from all the winners to award the grand prize of the MEET IN MISSOURI PACKAGE.<br /><br />i'm telling you, i can't believe we're doing this! these are actually pretty cool prizes.<br />BUT YOU MUST LISTEN LIVE, either </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;">on the radio at 1460 AM, kxno,<br />or stream it live at kxno.com.<br /><br />podcasters won't stand a chance. sorry.<br /><br />so go to the <a href="http://kxno.com/pages/kimwest.html">website</a> now</span><span style="font-family:verdana;">, </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;">download the crossword puzzle now and do it, </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;">and then keep it handy as you listen over the next three weeks.<br />somebodies are gonna win a whole bunch of cool, free stuff, JUST FOR LISTENING and CALLING THE SHOW.<br /><br />SPREAD THE WORD, FOLKS: </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;">FREE STUFF FROM </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;"><strong>THE KIM WEST RADIO CYCLING SHOW</strong><br /><br /><strong><em><a href="http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=1ziU-hj3EGI&amp;feature=related">WOWIE ZOWIE!!</a></em></strong></span></div><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__mS8X0Uxxpw/SKXizmjYvOI/AAAAAAAABp8/sRkzbbLCE0s/s1600-h/radio+logo+02.jpg"><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5234839518038244578" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__mS8X0Uxxpw/SKXizmjYvOI/AAAAAAAABp8/sRkzbbLCE0s/s400/radio+logo+02.jpg" style="DISPLAY: block; 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return false;'> No comments: </a> </span> <span class='post-backlinks post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/its-not-bicycling-but.html#links'>Links to this post</a> </span> <span class='post-icons'> <span class='item-action'> <a href='https://www.blogger.com/email-post.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=7705774760996797' title='Email Post'> <img alt='' class='icon-action' height='13' src='https://resources.blogblog.com/img/icon18_email.gif' width='18'/> </a> </span> <span class='item-control blog-admin pid-2123150690'> <a href='https://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=7705774760996797&from=pencil' title='Edit Post'> <img alt='' class='icon-action' height='18' src='https://resources.blogblog.com/img/icon18_edit_allbkg.gif' width='18'/> </a> </span> </span> <div class='post-share-buttons goog-inline-block'> </div> </div> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-2'> <span class='post-labels'> </span> </div> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'> <span class='post-location'> </span> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class='post-outer'> <div class='post hentry uncustomized-post-template' itemprop='blogPost' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/BlogPosting'> <meta content='333412309274662780' itemprop='blogId'/> <meta content='7516702268890477299' itemprop='postId'/> <a name='7516702268890477299'></a> <h3 class='post-title entry-title' itemprop='name'> <a href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/is-olympic-cycling-team-selection.html'>is the olympic cycling team selection process fair?</a> </h3> <div class='post-header'> <div class='post-header-line-1'></div> </div> <div class='post-body entry-content' id='post-body-7516702268890477299' itemprop='description articleBody'> <div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:78%;">chris horner recently suggested that the process by which the u.s. olympic cycling team was selected is not fair, and failed to produce the best possible team. what do you think? </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;">please leave your thoughts in the comments section, and stayed tuned for an upcoming episode of the kim west radio cycling show devoted to this very topic, which we hope will feature chris horner, members of the selection committee, and others with knowledge of the process.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;">thanks!</span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/is-olympic-cycling-team-selection.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/is-olympic-cycling-team-selection.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-08-15T07:34:00-05:00'>7:34 AM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=7516702268890477299&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); return false;'> 2 comments: </a> </span> <span class='post-backlinks post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/is-olympic-cycling-team-selection.html#links'>Links to this post</a> </span> <span class='post-icons'> <span class='item-action'> <a href='https://www.blogger.com/email-post.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=7516702268890477299' title='Email Post'> <img alt='' class='icon-action' height='13' src='https://resources.blogblog.com/img/icon18_email.gif' width='18'/> </a> </span> <span class='item-control blog-admin pid-2123150690'> <a href='https://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=7516702268890477299&from=pencil' title='Edit Post'> <img alt='' class='icon-action' height='18' src='https://resources.blogblog.com/img/icon18_edit_allbkg.gif' width='18'/> </a> </span> </span> <div class='post-share-buttons goog-inline-block'> </div> </div> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-2'> <span class='post-labels'> </span> </div> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'> <span class='post-location'> </span> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class='post-outer'> <div class='post hentry uncustomized-post-template' itemprop='blogPost' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/BlogPosting'> <meta content='333412309274662780' itemprop='blogId'/> <meta content='5969404998848176768' itemprop='postId'/> <a name='5969404998848176768'></a> <h3 class='post-title entry-title' itemprop='name'> <a href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/lance-does-leadville.html'>lance does leadville</a> </h3> <div class='post-header'> <div class='post-header-line-1'></div> </div> <div class='post-body entry-content' id='post-body-5969404998848176768' itemprop='description articleBody'> <div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:78%;">hey, brendon, someone asked me, "having viewed the now ubiquitous video of lance and dave wiens doing leadville, if it was obvious that lance--not in tip-top shape, but still able to do what no one had done before, that is, leadville in sub-seven hours--had not doped during his tour wins." </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:78%;">any thoughts on that one, my southern man? </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size:78%;"><span style="font-family:verdana;">and can i quote you on that?</span><br /><span style="font-family:Verdana;"></span><br /></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:78%;">Kim, </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:78%;">You can quote me on this: </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:78%;">I do not believe that Lance's performance at the Leadville 100 is in any way indicative of evidence for or against any doping committed by Lance Armstrong during his professional racing career. His performance in the most recent Leadville 100 is impressive as this is a very grueling one-day racing event contested by a group of unique cyclists. While many excellent cyclists participated, it is difficult to compare the start list at the Leadville 100 with any of the start lists at the multi-day Tour De France during his tenure at the top of the cycling world. Additionally, it is important to consider there is no formal UCI drug testing protocol (at least I could not find any indication of it) at this event. I would never falsely or otherwise imply a cyclist had doped at this event without a positive A sample followed up by a confirmation of the positive B sample. In the event a positive B sample was indicated then a discussion of the rider and their actions would be appropriate.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:78%;"><em>Brendon S. Hale, Ph.D. </em></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:78%;">Assistant Professor </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:78%;">Department of Kinesiology </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:78%;">Mississippi State University</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;">* * * * *</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;">how about you, dear readers and listeners: what do YOU think about lance's performance at leadville? do you think this is vindication for him? do you think this puts to rest any question about whether or not lance juiced his way to seven tour titles? i pose this question as it was put to me by a regular listener of the radio show.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:78%;">leave your thoughts here in the comments, and save them for discussion on an upcoming leadville episode. </span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/lance-does-leadville.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/lance-does-leadville.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-08-15T07:24:00-05:00'>7:24 AM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=5969404998848176768&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /></a><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;"> i've told you before to read this comic strip, found at </span><a href="http://yehudamoon.com/"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;">yehudamoon.com</span></a><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;">. </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;">if you read it once, you're likely to become a regular reader.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;">i am. i love the comments that are left by its fans. </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;">they can be as insane as some of the action in the strip itself. </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;">cartoonist rick smith has created a great core of characters in this four-panel daily, and we'll be talking live, <strong>sunday august 31</strong>, from 600 pm to 700 pm, central daylight time, on the kim west radio cycling show.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;">you're NOT going to want to miss THIS show. plan to call in and chat with rick.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;"><strong>sunday, august 31</strong>, on the kim west radio cycling show.</span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/coming-august-24-meet-man-behind-yehuda.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/coming-august-24-meet-man-behind-yehuda.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-08-03T13:08:00-05:00'>1:08 PM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=4562761956004196238&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /></a> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/coming-on-august-10-kim-west-radio.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/coming-on-august-10-kim-west-radio.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-08-02T19:55:00-05:00'>7:55 PM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=1381751707324414696&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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Reasons are two-fold. <strong>One is because of the recent flooding. Another is that of the county's insurance liability.</strong> About 70 shared roadway signs were purchased by the Madison County Cycle Club &#8212; the group that sponsors the annual BRAMCO (Bike Ride Around Madison County) &#8212; and installed by county officials. <span style="font-size:78%;"><strong>Four designated routes:</strong></span> There are basically four routes marked around the county. One is in northwest Madison County on the Earlham and Pitzer pavement areas; one is in northeast Madison County on county road G4R &#8212; known locally as the Cumming Road &#8212; while two are in southern Madison County. One of the southern routes covers the circuit from Winterset to St. Charles via the St. Charles Road and then south to Truro and back to Winterset through East Peru to old U.S. Highway 169 and north. The other shared roadway area is the Winterset to Macksburg area. Flooding damaged roads, shoulders County officials say the early June flooding caused a tremendous amount of damage to not only the roadways, but also the shoulders of the roads. And according to county engineer Todd Hagan, the roads aren't really safe until they can be fixed. He says keeping the signs in place may encourage cyclists to ride "because our roads are in perfect shape, and they're not." "Do we need to take the shared Roadway signs down? I think we do," Hagan told county supervisors last week. While Hagan's recommendation to perhaps temporarily remove &#8212; and the definition of the word "temporary" is highly subject to interpretation &#8212; the signs is "because of current condition of the roads" <strong>there's also the nagging issue of liability. </strong>When the signs were put up <strong>at the behest of the cycle club</strong>, some officials were adamant that perhaps the signs shouldn't be erected, because it would expose the county to certain liability issues if a cyclist is injured, or worse, traveling the county roads. "They probably need to come down," supervisor Steve Raymond reluctantly said. "I want to encourage them to ride," supervisor Bob Weeks said. "So do I," echoed supervisor Joan Acela.</span></p><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:85%;">[<em>yeah, and i want money to come out of my ass.</em> </span><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:85%;">i'm telling ya, this stupid nonsense is worse than the creeping charlie in my front yard, and it's not going away on its own, either.--the mostly reverend]</span></p> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/madison-county-set-to-join-bike-hater.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/madison-county-set-to-join-bike-hater.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-08-01T13:04:00-05:00'>1:04 PM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=226705172458707455&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /></a><span style="font-family:verdana;"> pretty high tech, eh?</span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/how-we-did-live-from-harlan-episode.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/how-we-did-live-from-harlan-episode.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-07-29T07:38:00-05:00'>7:38 AM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=5279819531264798453&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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IF HE TRULY IS OPPOSEs IT, HE shOULD HAVE CLEARLY STATED HIS POSITION AT THE MEETING WITH CYCLISTS.</strong></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;"><strong>2--THE TOPIC IS <span style="font-size:100%;">ROADS</span>, NOT TRAILS, DUMBASS.</strong></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;">jesus, people like him really piss me off.</span></div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/dallas-county-supervisor-mark-hanson.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/dallas-county-supervisor-mark-hanson.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-07-28T17:58:00-05:00'>5:58 PM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=4234262526397780732&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 200px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /></a><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;"> doing bike repair and maintenance at the homes of oakridge on a sunday afternoon. see and read all about it <a href="http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=COMM06">here.</a></span> </div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'> <span class='post-author vcard'> Posted by <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'> <meta content='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' itemprop='url'/> <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.blogger.com/profile/12130108316136221840' rel='author' title='author profile'> <span itemprop='name'>the mostly reverend</span> </a> </span> </span> <span class='post-timestamp'> at <meta content='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/ive-been-talking-about-it-since-day-1.html' itemprop='url'/> <a class='timestamp-link' href='http://thekimwestradiocyclingshowblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/ive-been-talking-about-it-since-day-1.html' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='published' itemprop='datePublished' title='2008-07-15T22:55:00-05:00'>10:55 PM</abbr></a> </span> <span class='reaction-buttons'> </span> <span class='post-comment-link'> <a class='comment-link' href='https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=333412309274662780&postID=1930450306603639434&isPopup=true' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, "bloggerPopup", "toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=640,height=500"); 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MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" /></a><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;"><span style="font-size:78%;"><strong>CHAD VAN DELUNE writes:</strong></span> I don't usually do this, and my writing sucks, but I am so proud of how the cat 1,2 team raced sunday at clear lake that I want to share the race from where I was. five all9 riders (lane, d-lip, jared, kurt, chad), 75 miles, no hills, serious west winds, 1 big loop. Right at the start, Josh madson attacked, and Lane and Lou went with him. We had already decided that if we got into a break with Lou we would not work. It didn't make sense to help drag him to the line when he had no team. So Lane was doing just the right amount of work to keep the break going. Best quote of the weekend, Shrek says "Lane doesn't even work on RAGBRAI". Back in the pack, green was trying to keep the pace steady and protect Jared. Bikes to You seemed to be protecting Sean Walker, but Lee kept attacking. Kurt did a great job covering Lee, and finally about 20 miles into the race, they got a gap. The pack let them get about a 1:30 up the road, and then we decided to keep them there. Bart came back on the motor bike and said 4:45 to the leaders, and 1:00 to the chasers.<br />This news must have made Lee decide to wait for us, because he and Kurt came back soon after. At this point Jared-- our protected rider--was getting a little nervous. I could tell he was strong and could win the race if we timed it right. This is about when Clark decided he needed to get a chase going to have a chance to win. He finally got away, but by himself. It took the pack a few miles to decide who was going to chase, so he got a good gap.<br />Finally, Bikes to You decided they would help bring him back, so Dave, Kurt, and I worked with Walker and Tater. We caught him with about 30 miles to go. At this point we didn't know what the time gap was, but still couldn't see them. I talked to Walker, and told him we were pretty happy with our odds in the break, and we were done working. Dave, Kurt, and I had done the Lion's share of work, and i, for one, was starting to cramp.<br />Then Walker goes to the front and drives it for a good seven miles or so. We thought they were working for him, but it turned out they were trying to get Lee the win.<br />With about 15 miles to go, Lee attacked hard, right before the cross wind section, and Jared and I both jumped. This was our chance to get Jared across to Lane. Jared was very fresh, and took long pulls--but not too hard. I went to the front and pulled as hard as I could, and then let up to get Lee to pull.<br />Lee's pulls were very slow and short. I could tell that Jared could ride away from him at any time, but we didn't want to do it to soon.<br />Then we started seeing some riders up the road. We couldn't tell if it was the break, or some other category. The motor bike finally showed up and gave us splits: "1:15 to the break and 1:45 to the pack." At this point, i knew we could get Jared to the break to help Lane. Jared and I kept getting closer, and when we got within maybe 30 seconds, I told Jared to jump.<br />I knew he could ride across, but you never know about Lee. He is really good at playing dead.<br />Jared shot across to the break, and Lee couldn't make it. [This is where I checked out so you will have to get the rest of the story from Lane or Jared.]<br /><span style="font-size:78%;"><strong>LANE ANDERSON continues:</strong></span> When Jared got to us, I made sure he felt good, and then I attacked our group with about 1 mile before the tailwind finish section. This was my plan for 65 miles, even without teammates, because I had done so little work, but having Jared there guaranteed the win.<br />I got a good gap, and Bart let me know Jared had dropped Lou and was coming up alone. Jared got to me with about 1.5 miles to go and it was celebration time. Thanks, guys. 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