Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

March 4, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Yohann Gene wins fifth stage of La Tropicale Amissa Bongo, takes lead; From indoor superstar to cobbled spring races: Talking to Zwift Academy winner Leah Thorvilson; Valverde to miss Paris-Nice due to illness; Cancellara has Strade Bianche section named for him; Large quantities of corticosteroid triamcinolone ordered by Richard Freeman; Sagan says all or nothing with disc brakes; Virginia Commonwealth Classic race cancelled; Government support for Reading 120 race in question; SRAM-Fox Factory litigation costs mounting; Mysterious toilet plungers protecting cyclists; Video: Mavic #lesangjaune; Street Transformations – Manhattan’s Chrystie Street protected lane; Season X. Reflection.

Mysterious toilet plungers protecting cyclists

by CyclingTips

A guerilla movement in Wichita, Kansas is utlizing toilet plungers to highlight the ‘crap’ state of vehicles traversing over solid bike lanes, violating city ordinances. A mysterious person stuck a series of toilet plungers along the solid lines to discourage vehicles from crossing.

“I was riding my bike downtown on Saturday morning. I pull up to this intersection and I see these white posts sticking out of the ground and they look like traffic barriers. They have reflective tape on them and so I’m thinking, wow, the city did something to kind of make this intersection safer,” Todd Ramsey, an avid cyclist in Wichita told KSNW News. “As I get closer, I realize these aren’t barriers, these are plungers that have been stuck to the ground.

“I thought this is somebody who knows about bike safety and is trying to make a point or is actually trying to solve a problem that no one else is trying to solve.”

A spokesperson for the city said the plungers were not placed by the city and police said the person responsible could be cited for littering.

The city is aware of the intersection and that is has long-term plans to make improvements.

Click through to read more at KSNW News.