Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bradley Wiggins targets world time trial title and helping Chris Froome

 After Bradley Wiggins' annus mirabilis of 2012 he made it clear that, with the Tour de France won along with the Olympic time trial, the rest of his career would be about filling in the gaps. One yawning hole in his palmar├Ęs is the lack of a road world champion's rainbow jersey – he has six to his name in track
competition – and in Wednesday's time trial over 56.8 kilometres between Montecatini Terme and Florence, he will have one of his best chances to tick that particular box.

Bradley Wiggins targets world time trial title and helping Chris Froome | Sport | The Guardian

To Lay Me Down

'Greatest fraud' in sports history: Feds urge judge to allow Lance Armstrong case to proceed


AUSTIN -- Justice Department lawyers urged a federal judge not to dismiss the government's fraud lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, arguing the U.S. Postal Service was tainted by its sponsorship of his team while he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.
The Postal Service, which insists it didn't know about a team drug regimen that was exposed last year by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, is permanently linked to what the government lawyers called "the greatest fraud in the history of professional sports" in court records filed Monday night.
Former Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis' first sued Armstrong in 2010 under the False Claims Act, which allows whistle-blowers to get a share of any money recovered based on their disclosures. The Justice Department joined the lawsuit in February, announcing it would seek at least the $40 million the Postal Service paid to Armstrong's team and additional damages that could push closer to $120 million.

'Greatest fraud' in sports history: Feds urge judge to allow Lance Armstrong case to proceed | Dallasnews.com - News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News

El Clavo Y La Cruz

Planet Caravan

Mesquite bike thieves nabbed

Bike Waiter, at your service - San Antonio Express-News

Things start getting crazy in the offices of Bike Waiter even before the lunch hour, with the business handling a barrage of orders from customers for restaurant meals.
On weekends, the Bike Waiter's website and phones can stay busy even after midnight, when the company fields orders from downtown dwellers and convention-goers.
The Bike Waiter LLC, launched in September 2011, is a twist on the business of delivering meals to customers.
Instead of deliveries coming from a single restaurant, Bike Waiter lets clients order from about 35 restaurants, many of them downtown, said owners Shane Broussard, 38, and Heather Monroe, 37.
“We are a marketing company first,” Broussard said. He tells restaurant owners: “If we sell your food, we keep a percentage and send you the rest.”
Rather than delivering by car, which most restaurants do, the couple has focused on bike deliveries within 3 miles of the restaurant at which the order's placed.


Bike Waiter, at your service - San Antonio Express-News

Jacob Landis's MLB charity ride ends in hit-and-run accident

This is not how Jacob Landis’ cross-country adventure was supposed to end: with a concussion, a broken cheekbone, a broken nose, a chipped tooth and a ride to the ballpark in a truck.
He was supposed to pedal triumphantly into Marlins Park on Tuesday night, kind of like the leader of the Tour de France entering Paris. Only Landis didn’t ride more than 10,000 miles to earn a yellow jersey and a few million dollars.


He did it to raise money for hearing impaired kids. Landis had successfully pedaled to 29 Major League ballparks. Then Saturday night on a dark Florida highway, about 90 miles from No. 30, he ran into a tractor-trailer.
More precisely, the rearview mirror of a passing semi hit Landis and kept on going.
Jacob Landis's MLB charity ride ends in hit-and-run accident - MLB News | FOX Sports on MSN

Fear of the Dark

Monday, September 23, 2013

Bicycle Gang Attacks a "misidentified turban-wearer"

According to a Stanford University study sponsored by the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 70 percent of Americans misidentify turban-wearers in the U.S. as Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or Shinto when nearly all turban-wearers in the U.S. adhere to Sikhism, SALDEF said.

Police Investigating Possible Bias Attack On Columbia Professor « CBS New York

Police: NYC mob attacks Sikh professor, thinking he's Muslim

Friday, September 13, 2013

Nicole Kidman knocked to the ground by cyclist: Ambulance called to scene after New York fashion show





Don't call 911 unless it is a real emergency!  Well, at least it wasn't a Citi bike because she would have been killed...

Nicole Kidman has been knocked over by a cyclist and according to reports, is planning on pressing charges.
The actress was returning to her hotel after attending the Calvin Klein show on Thursday as part of New York Fashion Week.
Nicole fell to the ground when she was hit by a photographer named Carl Wu, who was apparently racing to try and take a picture for her.

Nicole Kidman knocked to the ground by cyclist: Ambulance called to scene after New York fashion show | Mail Online

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fred - The fastest man on a bike

Are you a Fred or a PRO?


Are you a Fred or a PRO? | Bicycle Times Magazine

Sheriff: Man robs Bradenton gas station, gets away on bicycle | Crime | Bradenton Herald

 This is a great description of a bike thief...  !?  Is he white, black, brown, red or yellow?

 The suspect was described as being about 25 years old. He stands about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. He has facial hair on his chin, and was described as wearing a grey short sleeve shirt and blue jeans.

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2013/09/10/4709571/sheriff-man-robs-bradenton-gas.html#storylink=cpy

Sheriff: Man robs Bradenton gas station, gets away on bicycle | Crime | Bradenton Herald

Stolen bicycle recovered after Craigslist ad

Robinson was arrested and charged with theft by appropriating a bicycle knowing it was stolen by another.
Robinson was released Thursday from the Parker County Jail on $2,500 bond on the class A misdemeanor charge.
The Democrat was unable to reach Robinson for comment.
- See more at: http://weatherforddemocrat.com/newstoppers/x1253341608/Stolen-bicycle-recovered-after-Craigslist-ad#sthash.BfLYoF6J.dpuf


When deputies met the woman Wednesday, they found a bicycle with a serial number matching one of the stolen bikes in the trunk of the car driven by the woman, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Robinson was arrested and charged with theft by appropriating a bicycle knowing it was stolen by another.
Robinson was released Thursday from the Parker County Jail on $2,500 bond on the class A misdemeanor charge.
The Democrat was unable to reach Robinson for comment.
- See more at: http://weatherforddemocrat.com/newstoppers/x1253341608/Stolen-bicycle-recovered-after-Craigslist-ad#sthash.BfLYoF6J.dpuf
Robinson was arrested and charged with theft by appropriating a bicycle knowing it was stolen by another.
Robinson was released Thursday from the Parker County Jail on $2,500 bond on the class A misdemeanor charge.
The Democrat was unable to reach Robinson for comment.
- See more at: http://weatherforddemocrat.com/newstoppers/x1253341608/Stolen-bicycle-recovered-after-Craigslist-ad#sthash.BfLYoF6J.dpuf
Stolen bicycle recovered after Craigslist ad » Front Page » Weatherford Democrat

Lance Armstrong documentary premieres - More Sports - SI.com


VENICE, Italy (AP) -- Director Alex Gibley started filming Lance Armstrong before the cyclist acknowledged doping, and looking back now at the 2009 footage he realizes "there was a lot of material there where he was just lying to me straight out.''
Gibley was in Venice on Tuesday for the premiere of his film "The Armstrong Lie,'' in which he salvaged the 2009 footage meant for a comeback movie and added interviews with Armstrong after the stunning disclosure.
Gibley said that Armstrong "to some extent, is always a curator of his own myth and his own story'' and once he realized that people no longer idolize him the same way "I think he wanted to spin it.''
Still, Gibley maintains that Armstrong "was more honest'' in the later interviews.

Lance Armstrong documentary premieres - More Sports - SI.com

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Warning Issued To Bicyclists In NYC: Gang Attacking Riders Along The Hudson « CBS New York

One victim told Champion he’s always on guard, but was not expecting what he got when he turned one corner.
“It’s a little surreal,” said Keith Cho, who had one eye swollen shut. “It was very traumatic. I’ve never been jumped before.”
A rope mark burned into his neck detailed the reason behind Cho’s newfound sense of insecurity.
“I’ve lived in this area for 35 years and for the first time in my life I feel unsafe to come to this city,” Cho said.
Warning Issued To Bicyclists In NYC: Gang Attacking Riders Along The Hudson « CBS New York

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Cult in Austin Tx 2013

This post is only bike related in the sense that my buddy (who bought my ticket) is the only guy I know who has been pulled over by the COPS on a bicycle. He was not even peeing at the time.
Bike Bandit