Teen fighting for life after scrambler bike veers off road and hits tree

A teenager is fighting for life after the scrambler bike he was riding veered off the road and hit a tree.

The 18-year-old was rushed to hospital when his orange off-road bike crashed shortly before 5pm on Sunday.

Emergency services were called to the site of the collision on Warrington Road, in Wigan, close to the junction with Dale Street.

Paramedics treated the boy at the scene before taking him to a local hospital where he is being treated for serious head injuries.

Greater Manchester Police issued an update on Monday to say that his condition was now critical and he was fighting for his life.

In a statement, officers said they are appealing for witnesses to the crash to come forward to help with enquiries.

The force added: “Police are appealing for information after a man has been left in a

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Car-free route through Golden Gate Park debuts, new road closures



Pedestrians walk by a closed Robin Williams Meadow in Golden Gate Park on April 20, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images / 2020 Getty Images

Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images


Pedestrians walk by a closed Robin Williams Meadow in Golden Gate Park on April 20, 2020 in San Francisco, California.


Beginning today you could walk through most of Golden Gate Park without ever encountering a car.

As part of the effort to create safer places for people to recreate amid the COVID-19 pandemic, San Francisco’s Slow Streets program has expanded to more parts of the city’s largest park.

The west portion of MLK Drive, from the Metson/Middle Drive/MLK loop to Lincoln Way, is now closed to regular traffic. This includes Bernice Rodgers Way, between MLK Drive and JFK Drive. Overlook Drive and Middle Drive, between Transverse Drive and the Metson/Middle Drive/MLK loop, will also be closed to traffic.


The closure of the west end of JFK Drive, from Kezar Drive to Transverse Drive, which was

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Public Notice: Opportunity to Comment on CWA Section 401 Certification for the Yellowcalf Road Bicycle Path in the Wind River Indian Reservation | EPA in Wyoming

Summary

EPA is is planning to issue a Clean Water Act Section 401 water quality certification for a CWA Section 404 Nationwide Permit (NWO‑2014‑02788) for a proposed project crossing several canals and tributaries to Wind River in Fremont County, Wyoming. The project will parallel Yellowcalf Road, providing an alternative transportation method along the road. The project is within the exterior boundaries of Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming.

Project Description

The purpose of the proposed project is to construct a bike path along a 2-mile section of Yellowcalf Road near Ethete. The project area is located along the eastern boundary of Section 4, Township 1 South, Range 1 East and eastern boundary of Section 33, Township 1 North, Range 1 East of the Wind River Meridian, Fremont County, of the River Indian Reservation, Wyoming.

Waterways: tributaries to Wind River
Location: Latitude 42.872983, Longitude -108.646527 (project midpoint)
Applicant: Wind River Tribes Roads

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‘Bullshit 100’ and the allure of off-pavement road riding – UPDATED

The beautiful roads near North Plains
were a cakewalk compared to what was to come.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Riding “road” bikes on gravel and dirt roads is experiencing a major boom in popularity here in Oregon. On Sunday, I joined a dozen other intrepid riders for the “Women’s Bullshit 100” ride to found out why.

The BS 100 is one of a growing number of events on the annual calendar that lives in a hybrid space between official event and just a bunch of friends getting together for a ride. Thanks to a region full of bike adventure lovers, these type of rides are growing like weeds. A pioneer in this style is the Ronde PDX, an unsanctioned ride through Portland’s West Hills that attracts thousands of eager participants each year. Another prime example is VeloDirt, whose founder Donnie Kolb has become something of a legend for his epic

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Best 3D-printed road bike saddles: Fizik vs Specialized

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Best 3D-Printed Road Bike Saddle

Where the Specialized features CLIP technology (Continuous Liquid Interface Production) the Fizik saddles use Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) – both methods are essentially the same (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Best 3D-Printed Road Bike Saddle

Unlike the other two saddles that feature a more traditional black colour, the Fizik Antares Versus Evo 00 Adaptive uses a colourless, off-white 3D-printed lattice (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Best 3D-Printed Road Bike Saddle

A close up of the various 3D-printed textures (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)

The 3D-printing concept is a hugely popular phenomenon in the cycling world at present with everything from helmets and gloves through to components and even bikes utilising this new technology – all in the quest for the perfect fit. We’ve already covered both the 3D-printed Fizik Antares Versus Evo 00 Adaptive and Specialized S-Works Power with Mirror saddles in detail and came away thoroughly impressed by what both

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AX-Lightness Benotti Vial Evo Disc | 5.4kg road bike for the everyday

German weight weenie specialist AX-Lightness has announced an exceptionally light new road bike from its in-house bike brand Benotti. 

With a frame made in Germany, the Vial Evo Disc is claimed to weigh just 5.4kg for a complete bike in its lightest configuration.

That’s so light that, even with pedals, bottle cages and other riding essentials, it should be comfortably under the 6.8kg UCI minimum weight for racing. 

Pricing for the ‘Climbers Limited Edition’ Vial Evo Disc with this shiny red paintjob starts at €12,299 with SRAM Red 22 HRD and tops out at €13,999 with SRAM Red eTap AXS HRD.

You can also roll your own with a €4,299 frameset and Benotti will be offering more affordable builds starting at €7,499, featuring slightly more everyman components and alternative colours.

More weight weenie goodness

Benotti Vial Evo Disc: seriously light, built for the everyday

AX-Lightness says the Vial Evo

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Road Bikes Market 2020 by Global Business Strategy, Development History, Trends, Growth Factors by Regions, Sales and Revenue

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Aug 25, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
“Final Report will add the analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on this industry”.

Global “Road Bikes Market” report business can effectively gain a holistic view of the market and then also benchmark all the companies in the industry. Analysts have studied the data of revenue, production, and manufacturers of each region. Understanding the segments helps in identifying the importance of different factors that aid the market growth. This report represents overall Road Bikes market size by analyzing historical data and future prospect. It also provides useful recommendations for new as well as established players of the Road Bikes market.

Segments of the Road Bikes market are analyzed on the basis of market share, production, consumption, revenue, CAGR, market size, and more factors. Market participants can use the analysis on market

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Best road bike deals | Cyclingnews

Hunting down the best road bike deals can be a long and laborious internet-trawling grind. New deals appear all the time and the availability of the most common sizes is often limited, meaning if you don’t act fast, you can often miss the best deals.

Luckily for you, the Cyclingnews team have searched for the best deals on the best road bikes so you don’t have to, so avoid the hassle by checking out our roundup of the best road bike deals below.

And don’t worry if you’re not looking for road bikes, our guide to the best bike deals has a break down of all types of two-wheeled bargains. 

Below, we have broken down our road bike deals by type: race, endurance, aero and gravel, and we’ve split by gender to make things easier. 

We’ll be keeping this regularly updated to remove sold-out deals and add new ones as

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Man, 27, dies after off-road motorcycle crash on Penrhys Road, Ystrad

A 27-year-old man has died after a collision involving an off-road motorcycle.

The collision, which involved a single off-road bike, happened at around 5.20pm on Sunday, September 6 on Penrhys Road near Ystrad.

Officers are now appealing for information and dash-cam footage that could help them with their investigation.

In a statement, South Wales Police said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the B4512 Penrhys Road, near the village of Ystrad, which occurred at approximately 5.20pm today (Sunday, September 6).

“The collision involved a single vehicle; a green off-road motorcycle.”

They added: “Despite the best efforts of emergency service colleagues the motorcyclist – a 27-year-old man – was declared deceased. His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

“The road currently remains closed while investigative work continues. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Their patience and understanding

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How does riding a triathlon bike differ to riding a road bike?

The biggest difference you’ll notice is the handling. A triathlon bike wants to cruise, in a straight line and on the flat. If you ask it to do things outside of these parameters, such as accelerate fast, corner nimbly or climb, it’ll feel slow, cumbersome and a bit barge-like compared to your road bike. That said, the more time you spend training on your triathlon bike, the more you’ll get used to its handling quirks and the less you’ll notice them.

The next difference is obviously the riding position. Your centre of gravity is further forward over the front wheel and, with elbows, arms and hands narrow, it can sometimes feel a bit twitchy. However, if your position has been correctly determined and again if you invest time riding in it, and not just on the turbo, it’ll become second nature.

Finally, the positions of your brakes and shifters.

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