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The Monday Roundup: Zwift’s big haul, Prime time for e-bikes, carbon footprint sham, and more

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The Monday Roundup: Zwift’s large haul, Prime time for e-bikes, carbon footprint sham, and extra

Welcome to the week.

Listed below are probably the most noteworthy gadgets we got here throughout prior to now seven days…

It’s not your fault: The concept all of us have a “carbon footprint” is nothing greater than “devious” propaganda pushed by Massive Oil to disgrace and distract us for his or her environmental destruction says this Mashable article.

Primed for e-bikes: Current staffing strikes trace that Amazon might be looking to bulk up its use of electric bikes for last-mile deliveries.

Commons sense: Boston joins Paris as one of many newest metropolis to make protected bike lanes created for the pandemic, permanent.

Race within the race: Frenchmen Kévin Reza, the one Black man to compete within the yr’s Tour de France, tells CyclingNews that he doesn’t feel solidarity in the professional peloton — even after two incidents of racial abuse from different riders.

Not driving, nonetheless charged: The one that was behind the wheel of a “self-driving” Uber automobile that hit and killed a girl crossing the road on foot in 2018 has been charged with negligent homicide. The driving force was reportedly watching TV on her cellphone when the collision occurred.

Indoor domination: Within the newest signal of recognition for indoor driving, software program platform Zwift inked a $450 million investment deal and is probably going to make use of the cash to develop a motorbike and different {hardware}.

Biking saves lives: A Massachusetts man who credits bike rides for changing his outlook on life is on a nationwide bike tour to boost consciousness of suicide.

Intentions matter: In a automobile or on a bicycle, practically all highway customers break some legal guidelines typically, however current analysis says there are important differences why.

Tour de Tadej: 22-year outdated Slovenian Tadej Pogacar snagged a dramatic Tour de France victory on the penultimate stage and this reflection on CyclingTips does a fantastic job capturing why it was so magical and sudden.

The restoration rush: The UK’s bike increase has been met with a commensurate bike theft increase and there’s a growing cadre of vigilantes who revel within the thrill of returning the bikes to their house owners.

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and jonathan@bikeportland.org
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