18 Jul '11, 3am

Remember those ridiculous @Jetblue flights across LA? Well, a team of cyclists beat the planes!

Carmageddon may have come and gone without causing too much chaos on in car-driven city of Los Angeles, but that's not to say there were no winners resulting from the closing of a busy 10-mile stretch of freeway over the weekend. In response to one airline's offer of ridiculously low fares to fly over LA this weekend, a group of cyclists challenged an airplane to a race to see which vehicle actually offers the better deal. And, perhaps ironically, the best adjective to describe the outcome is to say the zero-emissions travelers handily 'smoked' their polluting competition. The challengers in the unique race were six bicyclists from the cycling organization Wolfpack Hustle going head to head with a blogger aboard a JetBlue flight to see who could make it from Burbank to Long Beach the quickest. Only somewhat surprisingly, the spry pedal-powered transport beat out the airpla...

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