Archive for February 2012

Heart Month: A Tale of 14 Hours and 14 Aspirin Part Three

Heart Month: A Tale of 14 Hours and 14 Aspirin Part Three
To see the key for the above illustration, click here.  If you missed parts one and two of this story, I’ll summarize them for you in a few quick sentences: I didn’t believe a fit 43 year-old cyclist could suffer a heart attack (despite a strong family history of heart disease).  I ignored two of... Read more »

Heart Month: A Tale of 14 Hours and 14 Aspirin Part Two

Heart Month: A Tale of 14 Hours and 14 Aspirin Part Two
Continued from Part One… So there I was, exactly two and a half years ago today, lying flat on my back on a gurney in the triage bay of the emergency room, my life completely in the hands of a group of complete strangers. Are you a smoker?  No.  Do you drink?  No.  Use drugs? ... Read more »

Heart Month: A Tale of 14 Hours and 14 Aspirin

Heart Month: A Tale of 14 Hours and 14 Aspirin
Tomorrow I will celebrate my third birthday. Yes, you read that right. T-h-i-r-d.  I didn’t mean to type thirty (but it sure would be nice to return to those days of relative youth).  Nor is it a typo for forty third.  February 8th marks the third birthday I will celebrate since suffering a near-fatal heart... Read more »
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Alberto Contador Is Not a Doper; He is Something More

Alberto Contador Is Not a Doper; He is Something More
Updated with more specific ruling details. Three-time Tour de France Champion Alberto Contador has been found guilty of using a banned substance during the TDF in 2010.  He has been suspended from racing for two years (from the date of the failed test) and stripped of his wins in the 2010 Tour de France and... Read more »

Breaking: Tour de France Champion Stripped of Wins

Breaking: Tour de France Champion Stripped of Wins
Three-time Tour de France Champion Alberto Contador has been found guilty of using a banned substance during the TDF in 2010.  He has been banned from racing for the next two years and stripped of his wins in the 2010 Tour de France and the 2011 Giro d’Italia. This was some very shocking news to... Read more »

Sunday Morning Cycling Humor

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Here’s something humorous for a Sunday morning. If you were expecting commentary on Lance Armstrong or a recap of last week’s House Transportation Committee debacle, well, you know where to click to find that… Keep riding and be safe!   If you like this post, share it on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter by clicking the... Read more »
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Lance Armstrong Cleared, Controversy Remains

Lance Armstrong Cleared, Controversy Remains
I’m not a professional journalist, but I do understand the significance of a news story being released on a Friday afternoon.  There is a hope that the story will go unnoticed and quietly fade away over the weekend. I’m pretty sure this was the rationale for announcing late yesterday that Lance Armstrong had been cleared... Read more »

Some Friday Fun with Your Week in Cycling Recap

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If this past week of schizophrenic cycling news has left you stressed, take a few minutes to watch this great new video The Man Who Lived On His Bike.  It is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and keep you thinking about bicycling throughout a mild winter weekend. Kudos to those intrepid cyclists... Read more »

Safe Routes to School Eliminated by GOP

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I feel like I’ve been buzzed by an SUV while riding my bike well within the bike lane. You know the sensation – your body shudders and you develop a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach.  It’s not only the disbelief that you could have been injured.  You just can’t comprehend how a... Read more »
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Important Cycling Advocacy News for Today, February 1st

Important Cycling Advocacy News for Today, February 1st
One year ago today we were hunkering down for Snowmageddon.  On this February 1st, we can enjoy a nice bike ride! The City Needs Your Input.  Tonight marks another public meeting for Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 at Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln from 6-8pm.  If you can’t attend, there are webinars planned for... Read more »