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Truck driver spills drilling waste in Nikiski

...representative said the driver of a Chumley's truck was delivering waste from a Cook Inlet Energy drilling site and likely hit the brakes hard enough to cause the muddy discharge to splash all over the road. "They didn't even know it happened," said DEC Environmental...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-09/truck-driver-spills-drilling-waste-i
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Fat bikes go where no bicycle has gone before

...mountain bike or his Salsa Mukluk II."Fewer things can go wrong with the fat bike," Shauvin explained. "They have mechanical brakes, as opposed to hydraulic breaks, which most mountain bikes have.""With four-inch tires, you have a quite a bit more...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-11-13/fat-bikes-go-where-no-bicycle-ha
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Search for stolen bike leads uncovers stash of parts in Juneau

...lamented that she's still missing her bike's handlebars, front forks, both wheels, the gears, pedals, shifters and brakes."So pretty much everything except the metal frame itself," she said. "They stripped everything off of it."She bought...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-19/search-for-stolen-bike-leads-uncover
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Soldotna purchases police vehicles for long-term fleet plan

...terrain and icy roads common on the Kenai Peninsula. The new cars have better impact bracing in the event of a wreck, and better brakes suited for high speeds or the need for a quick stop, Sandberg."So far they are working great."Kelly Sullivan can be reached...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-26/soldotna-purchases-police-vehicles-f
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Before you ride, get your bike in tune

...the chain has overstretched.For discs brakes, squeeze the brake levers; the resistance...tires and listen for rubbing.For rim brakes, check the cable to see if it has slipped...are properly contacting the rim when the brakes are engaged. Pads should not hang under...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-05-15/before-you-ride-get-your-bike-in
Outdoors
Fairbanks man builds elaborate model train layout

...and leave a switch. The trains have speakers on their front grills that broadcast the sounds of roaring engines, squealing brakes or the chatter of conductors talking on radios.Oehrig grew up with a military family in Iowa and Texas. Originally, he favored...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-27/fairbanks-man-builds-elaborate-model
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Rockin' the 2014 Winter Olympics

...who could make a ton of gold just modeling are roaring down ice chutes, head first, on a device called a skeleton with no brakes. Why, I don't know.This year a new event is the luge relay, in which four members, two single-sled riders and a double...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-02-15/rockin-the-2014-winter-olympics
Community
Bike commuters brave winter roads

...breathable layers to wick away sweat. Webb said gloves can be the biggest challenge, as hands need to manage gearshifts and brakes, but also stay warm. He also wears as much reflective clothing as possible and recommends fenders for sloppy weather, as...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-12-26/bike-commuters-brave-winter-road
Outdoors
Commuting by bike: be seen, be safe, and enjoy

...may also want to have it tuned at a bike shop and keep it well-maintained. Frequent commuting takes a toll on a bike's brakes, drivetrain and tires.Most commuters carry some type of pack or bag for lunch, spare clothes, repair kits, cellphone...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-04-24/commuting-by-bike-be-seen-be-saf
Outdoors
Friday night: Rain turns night races into a mess

...got a face full of mud, couldn't see anything, and I lifted, turned, knew I was getting close to the corner, I hit the brakes and I just couldn't turn," Jones said in the pit area. "It broke my roll cage, bent it all the way back to the cockpit...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2013-09-07/friday-night-rain-turns-night-race
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