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  • Fixing the Cobblestone Roads of the Paris-Roubaix

    04/12/2015 7:09:59 AM PDT · by PeteB570 · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/11/2015 | WSJ
    The Paris-Roubaix bicycle race in northern France features 32 teeth-chattering miles of cobbled roads. Landscaping apprentices help repair potholes along the way.
  • Maryland's first female Episcopal bishop exposed as hit-and-run driver 'who killed young father

    12/29/2014 2:18:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | December 29, 2014 | By Josh Gardner
    Maryland's newly ordained first female Episcopal bishop fatally crashed into and killed a bicyclist before fleeing just two days after the Christmas holiday. Police on Saturday said a 58-year-old female motorist drove away from a scene of mangled metal beside a fatally injured man taking his final breaths--41-year-old father and custom bike maker Tom Palermo. A letter from the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland revealed Sunday that it was their No. 2 leader, Bishop Heather Cook, who disappeared from the fatal crash before finally returning to take responsibility. Meanwhile, photos from the scene can attest there was no way Cook could...
  • Episcopal bishop identified as driver in fatal bike crash

    12/29/2014 4:23:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Baltimore Brew Blog ^ | December 28, 2014 | Fern Shen
    In an email to the clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, the Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton has identified the driver of the car involved in the fatal bicycle crash on Roland Avenue yesterday as Bishop Heather Elizabeth Cook, ordained in September to serve as Bishop Suffragan, the No. 2 spot in the diocese. I am distressed to announce that Bishop Heather E. Cook was involved in a traffic accident Saturday afternoon, Dec. 27, that resulted in the death of bicyclist Thomas Palermo, 41, Bishop Sutton wrote today, noting that Cook did not sustain any injuries. Bishop Sutton also...
  • "Ride the Ridge" from Danny MacAskill

    12/03/2014 5:16:35 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 8 replies
    I have posted some of this cat's stuff before, some of you may have seen it. As a cyclist I respect his skills, as a man I respect his courage, as an adventurer I respect his love of his land. Live long and prosper my brother. You Da Man, man!
  • Bicyclist arrested after trying to order Taco Bell in drive-through

    11/19/2014 9:30:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    news journal ^ | November 18, 2014 | Patricio G. Balona
    A drunken New Smyrna Beach bicyclist whose drive-through order at Taco Bell was rejected because he wasn't in a car refused to leave the restaurant then tussled with police, according to an arrest report. Gabriel Harris, 33, was charged with resisting an officer with violence in the late-night incident and was out of the Volusia County Branch Jail on $1,000 bail, records show.
  • Gino Bartali: The man who helped save Italy's Jews("Italy's very own version of Babe Ruth")

    10/29/2014 6:44:57 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2014 | James Masters
    (CNN) -- "He never asked nor accepted any reward, because he was good and simple and did not think that one did good for a reward." (Primo Levi, If This Is A Man) Gino Bartali wanted to keep it to himself. How could a man, so famous and so revered, keep it a secret for so long? "Good is something you do, not something you talk about," Bartali once explained. "Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket." He was Italy's very own version of Babe Ruth -- a man whose personality, character and success transcended sport....
  • Squirrels final dash ends in disaster with cyclist injured

    10/06/2014 9:14:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 6, 2014 | Vivian Ho
    In an act of nature that defied the laws of probability, a squirrel seriously injured a bicyclist at the Levis GranFondo charity ride in Sonoma County over the weekend when it ran onto the course and got caught in the spokes of the mans bike, authorities said.
  • Colombia womens cycling team looks naked in new uniform SEE IT

    09/15/2014 2:34:14 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 93 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 14, 2014
    Colombia's national cycling team has become a laughing stock with its new skin-toned uniforms. Designers of the female squad's new garb bizarrely decided to use nude-colored cloth around the groin area.
  • Men who cycle more ........ more likely to develop prostate cancer, study finds

    07/09/2014 5:09:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    mail online ^ | Ben Spencer
    FULL TITLE: Men who cycle more than nine hours a week are six times more likely to develop prostate cancer, study finds Middle aged men who spend nine hours a week on their bike are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, new research suggests. A British study of 5,200 cyclists is the biggest research project ever conducted on the health impact of cycling. It suggests that cyclists in in their 50s who bicycle for more than nine hours a week may be up to five times as likely to receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer. The team of...
  • Knockout game-style attack lands bicyclist in intensive care (Virginia)

    08/31/2014 9:33:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    WTVR-TV ^ | August 29, 2014 | Scott Wise and Wayne Covil
    PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. A 51-year-old bicyclist remains in intensive care at VCU Medical Center after he was targeted in what a witness called a knockout game-style attack. The man was riding his bicycle on River Road near the Prince George County-Hopewell line at about 7:30 Sunday morning when a car came up from behind and slowed down, the bicyclists friend said. The friend, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, said someone in the car reached out and hit the bicyclist in the back with either his hand or an object. The bicyclist had time to...
  • Tour de France *** 2014 *** [LIVE THREAD]

    07/02/2014 12:26:29 PM PDT · by Baynative · 319 replies
    Le Tour ^ | July 2, 2014 | Various
    While the media tries to make soccer into a real sport we are only three days away from the 2014 Tour de France a genuine test of men against men, men against nature, men against elements and men testing their own hearts and will.
  • Why Does Cycling Attract So Many Snobs?

    06/30/2014 8:38:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 222 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 30 Jun 2014 | Jamie Fewery
    A new breed of cyclist is infecting our roads and destroying the inclusive nature of bike riding. Jamie Fewery introduces 'sportive snobbery'It was inevitable that with the rapid growth in cycling, factions would emerge. Sub groups of cyclists who define themselves by how seriously they take the sport, their kit, their observance of cyclings heritage; gangs and coteries who jostle to adopt the lifestyle to a greatest degree. Reach a critical mass of humans who enjoy a shared interest and lines will inevitably be drawn. The peloton rarely sticks together. For the most part, this is fine. As with...
  • Six local guards shot dead so Western round-the-world cyclist could ride through...Pakistan

    01/23/2014 8:25:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 23, 2014 | Staff
    Six men were shot dead in western Pakistan while protecting a Spanish man travelling through the country by bike, police said. Javier Colorado, who is attempting to cycle around the world, had crossed into Pakistan's western province of Baluchistan from Iran. Although police reported that he suffered minor injuries, his family posted on his Facebook page that he was unhurt.
  • LANCE ARMSTRONG WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Cycling chiefs helped me to cheat!

    11/18/2013 4:31:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies ^ | 11-18-2013 | Matt Lawton
    t was the story he had denied. The story Emma O'Reilly went some way to telling when she exposed Lance Armstrong as a drug cheat. But when the conversation moved to the subject of that positive test in 1999, he not only agreed with her that she had been right but went a stage further. O'Reilly always believed there was a bigger conspiracy and with her sitting before him he finally revealed the full scale of the cover-up, naming Hein Verbruggen as a central figure in his escape from punishment. Certainly, Armstrong used this opportunity to his full advantage. He...
  • 2013 USA Pro Challenge Route Features American Professional Cyclings Highest Elevation

    08/18/2013 2:58:58 PM PDT · by Baynative · 74 replies
    USA Pro Challenge ^ | 8/18/13 | Baynative
    DENVER (April 25, 2013) The route for the 2013 USA Pro Challenge professional cycling stage race, taking place Aug. 19-25 in Colorado, will take riders on a heart-pounding journey through the breathtaking Colorado Rockies. The largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge continues to set records in professional cycling history by taking the riders to unprecedented elevations. In 2012, with a lead change nearly every day, one of the closest professional races in U.S. history came down to the final moments of the Individual Time Trial in Denver, and this years route promises...
  • Bicycles: the new conservative enemy

    07/18/2013 6:08:03 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 50 replies
    Maclean's ^ | July 16, 2013 | Jaime Weinman
    In the 1980s, the conservative humourist P.J. ORourke wrote A Cool and Logical Analysis of the Bicycle Menace. He was joking. In 2013, Wall Street Journal editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz said, the bike lobby is an all-powerful enterprise and the presence of a bike-sharing program in New York was an example of the totalitarians running the government of this city. She wasnt joking. Rabinowitzs widely discussed appearance on a Wall Street Journal video, which was picked up by many news outlets and The Daily Show (Slow down, lady, theyre just bikes! Jon Stewart exclaimed), did more than draw attention...
  • Unsafe to Ride! [YouTube video of youths trying to mug cyclist]

    07/14/2013 7:19:58 PM PDT · by stillonaroll · 40 replies ^ | 6/26/13 | George Wells
    The old I-280 and Buckeye Basin Greenbelt Parkway bike path is not safe to travel. It is littered with broken glass and stones. There are gangs of kids loitering and blocking the path, trying to prevent cyclists from passing through. Monday, June 24 2013, three boys attempted to attack me and prevent my passage. I recorded the event with a GoPro camera mounted on my bike.
  • Tour de France *** 2013 *** [LIVE THREAD]

    06/26/2013 3:56:07 PM PDT · by Baynative · 362 replies
    Le Tour ^ | 6/26/13 | Baynative
    For as long as I can remember it has been a tradition that the Tour de France begins with a prologue held on the first Saturday of July. Something changed this year, but the race goes on with a new and exciting route beginning with a specially staged prologue on the French island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • The True Scandal of Lance Armstrong: Enough Free Passes for Role Models

    01/16/2013 2:23:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | January 16, 2013 | Armstrong Williams
    Another day. Another scandal. Another high-profile celebrity headed to Oprahs couch to express contrition and try to resuscitate his image. Today its Lance Armstrong, but tomorrow it will be someone else -- which is why I believe its time to say enough is enough. No more free passes for our childrens role models. I dont know Lance Armstrong and apparently nobody else really did either. What I knew was the same cynically constructed fairy tale that he sold all of us: the inspirational story of a young cyclist who nearly died from cancer and was resurrected through the miracles of...
  • Oprah Winfrey 'surprised and mesmerized' by Lance Armstrong's confession

    01/15/2013 6:24:50 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 15, 2013 | BETH STEBNER and RACHEL QUIGLEY
    Oprah Winfrey revealed today she was surprised and mesmerized by some of Lance Armstrong's answers in the wake of her grueling two-hour interview with the shamed cyclist, in which he finally admitted using illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Speaking to CBS this morning about the 'intense and emotional' interview that took place in Austin yesterday, she said: 'He did not come clean in the manner I expected, I was surprised. Myself and the whole team were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers. 'I think he answered my questions satisfactorily. He was thoughtful and serious and had prepared himself for this...
  • In Reversal, Armstrong Is Said to Weigh Admitting Drug Use

    01/05/2013 8:19:28 AM PST · by Vision · 71 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/5/13 | JULIET MACUR
    Lance Armstrong, who this fall was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping and barred for life from competing in all Olympic sports, has told associates and antidoping officials that he is considering publicly admitting that he used banned performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during his cycling career, according to several people with direct knowledge of the situation. He would do this, the people said, because he wants to persuade antidoping officials to restore his eligibility so he can resume his athletic career.
  • Lance Armstrong Cheated to Win. Why is that Wrong?

    11/20/2012 12:11:09 PM PST · by Notary Sojac · 49 replies ^ | 17 Nov 2010 | Nick Gillespie
    After months of bad press, the greatest competitive cyclist of all time has officially hit rock bottom: The Lance Armstrong Foundation has dropped the name of its eponymous creator and will now be known as the Livestrong Foundation. Rest easy, Lance, it cant get much or is that any? worse. His story is unparalleled, Shakespearean in scope and breadth. A cocky, gum-flapping athlete battled insurmountable odds after a devastating cancer diagnosis, his greasy soul barely slipping the surly clutches of a certain dirt nap. Ultimately, he rehabilitated his battered body and morphed into a champion. Not only did...
  • Lance Armstrong's Tour titles stripped, says UCI

    10/22/2012 7:23:47 AM PDT · by AmericanSamurai · 111 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/22/12 | Julien Pretot
    GENEVA, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life on Monday after the International Cycling Union (UCI) ratified the United States Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) sanctions against the American. The long-awaited decision has left cycling facing its "greatest crisis" according to UCI president Pat McQuaid and has destroyed Armstrong's last hope of clearing his name. "Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling. Lance Armstrong deserves to be forgotten in cycling," McQuaid told a news conference as he outlined how cycling, long battered by doping problems for decades, would have to...
  • Lance Armstrongs Fall From Grace

    10/18/2012 11:32:12 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 21 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 18, 2012 | JP
    Seven-time Tour de France cycling champion Lance Armstrong has long rejected the idea that God has dominion over his life. He has refused to accept that his Creator saved him from testicular cancer (If there was a God, Id still have two balls, he once sneered). He has refused to credit the Almighty for his exceptional athletic prowess (One of the redeeming things about being an athlete is redefining whats humanly possible, he once declared.) The Bible warns that God opposes the proud. And Armstrongs stunning fall from grace offers proof that Gods Word does not return void. The disgraced...
  • My Own Lance Armstrong Confession

    10/16/2012 11:57:12 PM PDT · by ssanders519 · 7 replies
    Straightjacket Junction ^ | 10/15/2012 | Steve Sanders
    NOTE: This blog is obviously a work of fiction. However, with the farce of an investigation that has recently been brought against Lance Armstrong, I couldn't resist a little farce of my own. If you have no interest in cycling, this probably won't mean anything to you and you should probably skip it. Now that the USADA case against Lance Armstrong has come to a close, and everybody from George Hincapie to Dave "Buy My Junk" Zabriskie is coming forward with their own confessions of doping, I figure it is about time I came clean about my own involvement with...
  • Really, what are these people who support Lance Armstrong on?

    10/13/2012 8:22:00 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 45 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | October 12, 2012 | Des Kelly
    So who else knew? There were too many people involved; too many mouths open and too much money was in play for this to remain a genuine secret for so long. There must have been people in positions of power within the sport who had knowledge of what Lance Armstrong was up to long before this damning dossier was released. Dragging the proof into the public domain was a difficult task, but only because it was hampered by what has all the appearances of an institutional cover-up, a co-ordinated conspiracy and the propagation of a huge lie that extends way...
  • USADA has 1,000-page report on Lance Armstrongs sophisticated doping program

    10/10/2012 3:54:47 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 68 replies
    Sun Times ^ | October 10, 2012 | Eddie Pells AP
    Lance Armstrong challenged the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to name names and say what it had on him. On Wednesday, it did. The anti-doping body revealed a group of 11 former Armstrong teammates some loyal, some estranged who each provided evidence of drug use on the U.S. Postal Service team. USADA Chief Executive Travis Tygart called it the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen. USADA will deliver its reasoned decision against Armstrong later Wednesday, a summary of the facts it used to hand him a lifetime suspension and erase his titles. The organization...
  • Lance Armstrong doping campaign exposes USADA’s hypocrisy

    08/27/2012 8:22:05 AM PDT · by luv2ski · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2012 | Sally Jenkins
    First of all, Lance Armstrong is a good man. There’s nothing that I can learn about him short of murder that would alter my opinion on that. Second, I don’t know if he’s telling the truth when he insists he didn’t use performance-enhancing drugs in the Tour de France — never have known. I do know that he beat cancer fair and square, that he’s not the mastermind criminal the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency makes him out to be, and that the process of stripping him of his titles reeks. A federal judge wrote last week, “USADA’s conduct raises serious questions...
  • Parkinsons sufferer arrested in Leatherhead for not smiling

    A MAN arrested during the Olympic cycling road race says he was detained for "not smiling". Martial arts trainer Mark Worsfold, 54, was arrested shortly before cyclists passed through Leatherhead on July 28 due to "his manner, his state of dress and his proximity to the course", according to police. But Mr Worsfold, who had been doing a Taekwondo demonstration in Red House Gardens, said officers told him he was arrested because he was not smiling and he added that his face can seem expressionless due to his Parkinson's disease. "I was sitting minding my own business," he said....
  • (Prius) Driver beaten after car veers into bikers

    05/21/2012 3:39:43 AM PDT · by csvset · 58 replies
    SFGATE ^ | May 21, 2012 | Demian Bulwa
    <p>A Prius driver who was using his cell phone to record footage of a pack of motorcyclists veered into them Sunday morning, prompting some of the bikers to beat him up on a San Mateo County freeway, the California Highway Patrol reported.</p>
  • Cadel Evans to the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, race will feature entire Tour de France podium ( CO )

    07/29/2011 8:54:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    velo nation ^ | July 29, 2011 | Kyle Moore
    Shawn Hunter, co-chairman of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado, has confirmed that Tour de France champion Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) will be participating in the race. The Pro Challenge, which will be held from August 22-28, will feature eight ProTour teams in all. The addition of Evans to the BMC Racing Team roster bolsters the already considerable buzz surrounding the race... Along with Evans, Frank and Andy Schleck are slated to start for Leopard-Trek. These guys together have become household names in terms of the sporting environment, in particular cycling,... Though the overall victory will likely...
  • Thousands in Portland take to bikes for naked ride...(Annual Northwest Nuts Out Ride)

    06/20/2011 8:25:56 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 51 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 06/19/11 | Dan Cook
    It was a typical early summer evening in Portland: cloudy skies threatening rain, temperatures in the mid-60s, and thousands of naked bicyclists gathered near the city's waterfront for a clothing-free night ride. The Portland version of the World Naked Bike Ride was about to begin. "It is the most liberating, natural feeling possible," said Brooklyn Jay, who came all the way from Phoenix for the ride. World Naked Bike Ride is a globally observed event among hard-core bikers designed, at least ostensibly, to promote the use of the bicycle for transportation. But Portland cyclists have been especially adamant about making...
  • Weylandt dies in Giro d'Italia crash (cycling)

    05/09/2011 11:04:38 AM PDT · by WackySam · 7 replies
    Cycling News ^ | 5-9-11 | Cycling News
    Leopard-Trek's Wouter Weylandt was fatally injured today in a crash on the third stage of the Giro d'Italia. The 26-year-old went down on the Passo del Bocco and was unconscious at the scene. Paramedics worked to revive the Belgian, doing CPR for an extended period of time before airlifting him to a nearby hospital. Doctors were unable to revive Weylandt. "Today, our teammate and friend Wouter Weylandt passed away after a crash on the third stage of the Giro dItalia," said Leopard-Trek Manager Brian Nygaard. "The team is left in a state of shock and sadness and we send all...
  • Cycling for a MS Cure!

    04/01/2011 6:34:58 PM PDT · by texson66 · 3 replies
    Freepers, A co-worker of mine, Chris Morris, at GSFC is going the extra mile(s) to find a cure for MS. His best friend developed MS years ago, and Chris has done a lot over the years to raise funds for MS research. He sponsors "Weiner Wednesdays" lunches (hot dogs with venison chili and chips and a soda, yummmm!) here in our NASA building with all proceeds going to MS research! Now he is biking across the US SOLO and Unsupported from San Diego, CA to St Augustine, FL (6 weeks) and has garnered about 75% of his goal from donations...
  • Contador receives one year ban stripped of 2010 Tour title

    Cycling News is reporting that the Spanish Cycling Federation has suspended three-time, now two-time, Tour de France winner Alberto Contador for one year.
  • What does Trek have in store for Fabian Cancellara? (CYCLING)

    All do respect to Andy Schleck but Fabian Cancellara is a two time winner of Paris Roubaix, the defending champion at the Tour of Flanders and is a four-time World Time Trial Champion. With credentials like that, Cancellara should be just as big a cog in the Leopard Trek machine as Schleck (if not bigger) and I wanted to know how the move was going to affect him?
  • Lance Armstrong Reportedly Tied to Performance-Enhancers in Recording

    09/16/2010 8:13:41 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 51 replies
    Fanhouse ^ | 9/16/10 | Hal Spivack
    Federal authorities have reportedly obtained an important piece of evidence linking Lance Armstrong to performance-enhancing drugs. Greg LeMond (pictured), a three-time Tour de France winner, secretly recorded a telephone call six years ago with a woman close to Lance Armstrong who was in Armstrong's hospital room in 1996 when he told cancer doctors about his use of performance-enhancing drugs, the Los Angeles Times reported. Armstrong, who won a record seven consecutive Tour de France titles, has repeatedly denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs or doping. The recording and a transcript of the telephone call are expected to be presented to a...
  • Tour de France: Contador Confirms His Third Victory

    07/25/2010 12:37:32 PM PDT · by golux · 24 replies
    Versus ^ | July 25 2010 | Brian Pinelli
    Contador Confirms His Third Victory He made his winner's speech after the finish of the time trial yesterday and all Alberto Contador really had to do to ensure he was the winner of the 2010 Tour was finish the final stage. He rolled across the line with his arms aloft in 81st place. He is the champion of the Tour de France for the third time. It was significantly closer than many expected. A confident Andy Schleck put early pressure on rival Alberto Contador in what surprisingly became a dramatic race against the clock between the two riders. At the...
  • Tour de France - Stage 15 update (spoiler alert)

    07/19/2010 10:47:17 AM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Todd Kinsey ^ | July 19, 2010 | Todd Kinsey
    In what will certainly be debated for some time, Alberto Contador attacked race leader and his biggest rival Andy Schleck when Schleck threw his chain on the climb up Port de Bales. Schleck ended up loosing 39 seconds to Contador on the day, as well as his yellow jersey, and possibly the Tour de France. There is an unwritten rule in cycling that you dont attack the race leader because of a mechanical problem. Everyone remembers the 2003 Tour when Tyler Hamilton slowed the GC favorites group down when Armstrong crashed on the climb up Luz Ardiden and then went...
  • Thor Thunders to Tour Win while Armstrongs Tour hopes may be over

    07/06/2010 12:37:35 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 11 replies
    Word Press ^ | July 6, 2010 | Todd Kinsey
    Anarchy reigned supreme again at the Tour de France as the pave may have dashed the hopes for many of the Tours favorites. General Classification contender Christian Vande Velde was unable to start todays stage after a crash, in which he suffered broken ribs and re-injured is back, claimed his Tour hopes yesterday and Frank Schleck was claimed by a crash today which broke his collar bone. The race was won by Cervelos Thor Hushovd who crossed the finish line pounding his chest with an emphatic victory over Saxo Banks Fabian Cancellara. More importantly Hushovd claimed the green jersey with...
  • The Sprinters

    07/02/2010 4:46:44 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 2 replies · 2+ views
    Word Press ^ | July 2, 2010 | Todd Kinsey
    With the exit of Quick Steps Tom Boonen the race now becomes one of attrition. Personally I think five riders: Mark Cavendish, the god of thunder and last years winner Thor Hushovd, Tyler Farrar, Edvald Boasson Hagen, and Gerald Ciolek have a realistic chance of surviving over the course of 3,642 kilometers (2,263 miles for us non Euros). Mark Cavendish is the odds makers pick but the man from the Isle of Manx has been off his game this year. It will be interesting to see if his horrific crash with Heinrich Haussler has affected his training leading up to...
  • Obama administration spends $1.2 billion on cycling and walking initiatives

    06/16/2010 6:46:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 559+ views
    telegraph ^ | 6/16/10 | staff
    The Obama administration more than doubled spending on cycling and walking initiatives to $1.2 billion (810 million) last year as it seeks to coax Americans out of their cars. Spending on biking and walking projects rose from less than $600 million (407 million) in 2008, according to the Federal Highway Administraion. Twenty years ago, the federal government was spending only $6 million a year on such projects. The spending on biking and walking projects was scheduled to rise last year anyway, but the administration boosted it with $400 million in funds set aside under the economic recovery program. The new...
  • Electric bikes? Call for checks at Tour de France

    06/03/2010 1:41:15 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 27 replies · 736+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 3 Jun 2010 | SAMUEL PETREQUIN
    French cycling team chief Alain Deloeil called for checks at the Tour de France to ensure that racers are not cheating by using motors hidden in their bike frames. Recent speculation has focused on Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara, who denied this week he won Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders this year with the help of an electric bike. Deloeil, sports director of the Cofidis team, said Thursday that checks should be carried out on the Tour to prevent "mechanical doping." But former top rider Johan Museeuw says the whole idea of racers using hidden motors was not plausible, even...
  • Arpaio gets inmates moving on electricity generating cycles (Shocking!)

    04/05/2010 5:51:32 PM PDT · by DragonMarine · 38 replies · 1,017+ views ^ | Apr 05 2010 | Courtney Craig
    PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is implementing a new inmate program at Tent City Jail called Pedal Vision. The program uses inmate-powered cycles to generate electricity for televisions.
  • A Very Peculiar Sight

    03/09/2010 8:11:24 AM PST · by Minn · 30 replies · 153+ views
    While driving near downtown Minneapolis this morning, I saw what appeared to be a perfectly healthy young woman riding a bicycle in a normal fashion. On the bike were custom made racks constructed of vertical PVC pipe. Stowed in these racks were crutches, These were the type of crutches with arm clasps, not armpit pads; the sad kind of crutches you might associate with a chronic muscle disease or orthopedic problem, not a broken leg. Can anybody think of a an explanation for a crutch rack on a bicycle?
  • The mystery of Hitler's 'spyclists'

    03/08/2010 6:01:32 AM PST · by decimon · 9 replies · 92+ views
    BBC ^ | Mar 8, 2010 | Sanchia Berg
    Summer 1937. What could be more fitting in the cool afternoon of an English country lane than a group of cycling tourists steadily pedalling their way from one historic site to another, stopping to camp overnight in fields along the way.The only problem was, that summer, some of those groups of teenage boys were Hitler Youth. > MI5 had been told that Hitler Youth groups visiting abroad were asked to complete a detailed questionnaire, including questions on terrain, population, and political views of the population. > They had stayed at a Hitler Youth camp and even taken part in a...
  • Report: French looking into Astana

    10/13/2009 9:12:55 AM PDT · by Mr. Blonde · 12 replies · 419+ views
    ESPN ^ | 10-13-2009 | AP
    French prosecutors have reportedly launched a preliminary investigation against the Astana cycling team to examine syringes belonging to the squad during this year's Tour de France. L'Equipe newspaper reported Tuesday on its Web site that prosecutors opened the case after "the discovery of several suspicious syringes in a container given by organizers to all the teams in order to collect the medical waste." Tour de France winner Alberto Contador and third-place finisher Lance Armstrong rode with Astana on this year's Tour. The Spaniard is still under contract with the Kazakh-funded team, but the Texan left to launch his own squad,...
  • Teen Shot Trying to Rob Bicyclist

    09/25/2009 12:38:40 AM PDT · by LukeL · 8 replies · 1,617+ views
    Milwaukee Journel Sentinel ^ | 9/24/09 | Jesse Graza
    A 16-year-old boy who tried to rob another youth with a pellet gun was in critical condition late Thursday when his intended victim pulled out a real gun and shot him in the head, police said.
  • Illegal immigrant held in death of Tulsa cyclist (Oklahoma)

    09/04/2009 8:34:03 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 40 replies · 1,526+ views
    The Tulsa World ^ | Wednesday, September 2, 2009 | Nicole Marshall
    Illegal immigrant held in death of Tulsa cyclist By NICOLE MARSHALL World Staff Writer Published: 9/2/20092:24 AM Last Modified: 9/2/20095:05 AM State troopers arrested an illegal immigrant Tuesday in the hit-and-run death of a longtime bicyclist and clinical psychologist, authorities said. Roberto Salvador Alvelais-Torres, 28, is accused of striking Beverly Jean Duffield, 74, of Tulsa with a sport utility vehicle and then driving away, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. George Brown said. Duffield was killed Tuesday morning while riding her bicycle near U.S. 75 and the 1700 block of Southwest Boulevard an area where she was known to ride frequently....
  • Cops Write 17 Tickets To Bicycle Group

    08/21/2009 9:20:42 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 80 replies · 2,820+ views
    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. -- A group of 17 bicyclists were written tickets for failing to stop at a stop sign, all at the same time. Prairie Village police have cracked down on a group of bicyclists they had warned about following traffic rules. Police said they had tried to educate and warn the riders in several groups of bicyclists in recent months. On Aug. 13, 17 bicyclists from a much larger group were stopped when they allegedly ran a stop sign at 79th Street and Belinder. Police said the entire group of bicyclists numbered over 30. "All laws apply equally...