If you didn’t watch the Tour de France this year, this is really the image that sums up the whole race. From Bicycling Magazine: After dropping his chain during an attack on the Bales climb, Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck tries desperately to chase Alberto Contador, Denis Menchov and Samuel Sanchez. At the end of the day [...]
Stage 15 today and what a stage it was! Did Contador play dirty when he took advantage of Schleck’s mechanical problem? According to the BBC: Cycling etiquette says that riders should not attack the yellow jersey wearer when he falls or suffers a mechanical problem. Hm. Bruce Arthur of the Canadian National Post also argues [...]
Lance Armstrong. He says his tour is over as he drops 13:26 behind the leader in a 3-crash debacle of a stage. It’s sad, but I hope he does enjoy the rest of the tour — just for the fun of it.
“Cycling lawyer” (um, can I have that job, please?) Bob Mionske relates the fascinating story of an out-of-control cop harassing two cyclists in Ohio. He appears to have tried to stop them for no reason, and when they wouldn’t stop he pulled his taser. One of the cyclists ended up getting tazed multiple times. Charges [...]
Excitement at the tour: Video replays show Spaniard Carlos Barredo (QuickStep) taking off his front wheel and passing his bike to a team aid. Barredo then charges three metres at the startled Portuguese rider Rui Alberto Costa (Caisse d’Epargne), wielding the wheel over his head. Video available here. I haven’t been following the tour closely; [...]
Twitter is inane. It’s hopeless. But it can also be fascinating. Just look at what I learned on Twitter today: You can make a jacket with turn signals so you can signal your turns while biking. This requires something called a LilyPad Arduino, which is “a microcontroller board designed for wearables and e-textiles.” Way cool. [...]
Chicago is number three.