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At the start of time trial on the last day of the 2009 Giro D’Italia, Denis Menchov led Danilo Di Luca DiLuc by 21 seconds. After Di Luca finished his time trial, it appeared as if Menchov would successfully defend his lead. Then suddenly on a straight segment of road in the final kilometer, Menchov […]
The Air Force Classic Clarendon Cup bicycle race was held in Arlington, VA this past Saturday. This is the 12th year for the Clarendon Cup (although the name has changed over the years) and it was one of the best races yet. The race course is a 1 km loop through the streets of Clarendon. The […]
Watching this year’s Giro D’Italia provided a great way for cyclists to learn about descending skills. The race route included many technical descents with narrow roads and tight hairpin curves. The cyclists had the advantage that the roads were closed to traffic so that they could use the entire road without having to worry about […]
If you are planning to do a self supported bicycle tour, it pays to do a practice tour. This is especially true if you are an inexperienced bicycle tourist and you are planning on doing a long tour. For those of you who have been following my friend Ibti on her tour (A Bikeable Feast); a practice […]
This traffic sign, intended to warn drivers about a upcoming bike trail, was run down by a car on Bike-To-Work Day. Fortunately the collision involved just a sign and not a cyclist. I assume it was the result of bad driving and not an angry gesture by a driver.
However, even if there are no drivers […]