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Bike News Review – 2/4/13

PSU study equates bicycle commuting, happiness
Oregon Live – 2/4/13
A new study by Portland State University urban studies doctoral candidate Oliver Smith found that getting to work via “active transportation” – e.g., under your own power – “increases commute well-being, even when controlling for distance, income and other factors.”

Colorado cyclists win access to road in casino town
Bicycle Retailer – 2/4/13
The “No Bicycles” signs will be coming down in Black Hawk, Colorado, after the state’s highest court overturned a lower court ruling and said the mountain town must allow bikes on its main drag.

Pogies vs. Gloves
Bicycle Commuter – 2/4/13
This, like most cycling decisions, is a lot of preference. Since I started riding pogies in the cold, I haven’t looked back. I started with Bar Mitts and liked them, but they were a little small for my big hands and winter gloves. They really acted like a windshield for your hands, and they did retain some of the heat as well. They have front zippers that you can use to regulate the temperature if you wish. They sell on their website for about $65, which is well worth having warm hands.

Super Bowl 47: Armed with bicycles, group takes fight to 49ers
WPTV – 2/3/13
Custom bicycles with Ravens stickers and purple decorations – they were the weapon of choice for a group of Saints fans that still have a sour taste in their mouth for the 49ers.

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