Archive for October 2012

Mitt Romney Sandy Solution Starts with Canned Food Drive

Mitt Romney Sandy Solution Starts with Canned Food Drive
Karma has caught up with Mitt Romney. It’s either that or God has a very twisted sense of irony.  Remember when Mitt stood in front of his most fervent followers – mere days after a hurricane delayed the start of the GOP convention – and dropped this gem? “President Obama promised to begin to slow... Read more »

Mitt Romney Addresses Global Warming with Canned Food Drive

Mitt Romney Addresses Global Warming with Canned Food Drive
Karma has caught up with Mitt Romney. It’s either that or God has a very twisted sense of irony.  Remember when Mitt stood in front of his most fervent followers – mere days after a hurricane delayed the start of the GOP convention – and dropped this gem? “President Obama promised to begin to slow... Read more »

Lance Armstrong Goes Down, Greg LeMond Steps Up, Can Cycling Change?

Lance Armstrong Goes Down, Greg LeMond Steps Up, Can Cycling Change?
Bike racing fans are pleased to welcome back the only American to have ever won the Tour de France, three-time champion, Greg LeMond! For a while there, some of us were worried that Greg had developed a bad case of Sarah Palin Syndrome.  SPS is a cognitive disorder that prevents a once famous person from... Read more »
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Lance Armstrong, Mitt Romney, and the Pitfalls of Trusting a Winner

Lance Armstrong, Mitt Romney, and the Pitfalls of Trusting a Winner
Everybody loves a winner. That’s what we have all been told, anyway.  Winners possess the right combination of ambition, motivation, talent, and determination that sets them apart from the rest of their rivals. Success breeds success. This phrase is the shorthand version for the theory that past performance is an accurate predictor of future results. ... Read more »

Sympathy for the Devil: Time for Lance Armstrong to Come Clean

Sympathy for the Devil: Time for Lance Armstrong to Come Clean
Last week was a very bad week for Lance Armstrong. He lost his endorsements from Nike, Trek, Giro, Radio Shack, and Anheuser Busch.  He was forced to step down as chairman of Livestrong, the non-profit organization he founded to help cancer patients.  Story after story emerged of the real man behind the public persona and... Read more »

Romney Employs Binder Full of Women to Introduce Trickle Down Equality

Romney Employs Binder Full of Women to Introduce Trickle Down Equality
Mitt Romney was asked a straightforward question in last night’s debate; do you support equal pay for women? While we honestly didn’t expect a quick yes or no answer from either candidate, most of us did expect a “this is why I do” or “this is why I can’t” explanation eventually.  Mitt Romney stunned the... Read more »
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Video: Just Another Day on a Road Bike

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Not your typical ride to work! Enjoy Martyn Ashton’s Road Bike Party video.

Entire Era of US Cycling Erased from History Yesterday

Entire Era of US Cycling Erased from History Yesterday
As predicted, Lance Armstrong is not the only US Postal Service rider to be sanctioned by the US Anti Doping Agency. USADA’s CEO Travis Tygart announced yesterday that six of Lance’s former teammates – Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde, David Zabriskie, Tom Danielson, Michael Barry, and George Hincapie – will also serve six-month suspensions and... Read more »

Presidential Debate: The Professor versus the Etch-A-Sketch

Presidential Debate: The Professor versus the Etch-A-Sketch
Watching the debate last night, I felt a level of disappointment and frustration that I hadn’t experienced since 1996. Not the election of ’96, mind you, but the Chicago Bulls fourth championship season.  The year Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and company set the league record with 72 wins and only 10 losses.  Each... Read more »
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Add the Apple Cider Century to Your Bike-It List

Add the Apple Cider Century to Your Bike-It List
Apple Cider. It’s the lemonade of autumn.  The hot chocolate of fall.  As iconic as an Oktoberfest ale, fresh apple cider signals the taste buds that a new season is on its way.   Change is in the air. It’s the air that makes fall bicycling so invigorating. Mornings start out cold and damp.  The... Read more »