Archive for July, 2009
George Hincapie announced today that he had broken his collar bone in Tour De France in the crash during stage 17. At the time, he suspected that he had a break but he refused to get it x-rayed. If it was determined to be broken, he would have had to leave the race.
George completed the […]
Every Second Counts is the title of one of Lance Armstrong’s books. Coincidently it is an appropriate description of how Lance wound up on the podium at 2009 Tour De France. Lance finished in 3rd place. Bradley Wiggins was in fourth place, 37 seconds behind Lance. Frank Schleck was in fifth place, 40 seconds behind […]
A little over one year ago, Alice Swanson was killed in bicycle traffic accident in Washington D.C. At the time, I wrote a blog post featuring a video of the ghost bike that was placed at the scene of the accident as a memorial.
The ghost bike has become a fixture in the neighborhood. It is located […]
The Tour De France has an official Youtube channel. It has videos in both French and English. The english language videos have english titles. Each day on the channel, there is a preview of the upcomming stage by Bernard Hinault; the five time Tour winner. Given the drama that appears to be unfolding between Armstrong and […]
I read two newspaper articles this weekend about bicycling. The New York Times had an article entitled “Biking Among The Ruins” that discussed bicycling in Detroit. The significant decrease in population and the lower level of economic activity have reduced the car traffic on the streets and have created a great environment for cyclists. The […]