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Lance Armstrong and Travis Tygart: Capone and Ness redux

It’s hard to believe that the two most pressing issues 60 Minutes could delve into last night involved speculation that Hillary Clinton would run for president in 2016 and a rebuttal to the Oprah Winfrey interview with Lance Armstrong… In case you missed the second segment, Travis Tygart of the United States Anti Doping Agency... Read more »

Hostess' Liquidation Attempt Half-Baked!

Hostess' Liquidation Attempt Half-Baked!
UPDATE – Monday, 11/19/12 @ 5:30pm CST Stop the sobbing and cancel your eBay bids!  The judge presiding over the Hostess Bankruptcy case has called for a bake-off! In a ruling in White Plains New York this afternoon, Judge Robert Drain was unwilling to pull the plug on Hostess (sorry for the bad pun) and... Read more »

Reflections on a Weeklong Bike Tour

Reflections on a Weeklong Bike Tour
I’m tired. Not so much physically as I am mentally.  After spending an entire week with a great group of people riding bikes in South Dakota, returning home to the normal routine is a bit of a letdown.  I’m still trying to get my head around the experience of Tour de Kota 2012. 468 miles. ... Read more »
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60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review

60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review
The weekend has arrived! While there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms on Sunday (and when hasn’t there been a chance of scattered thunderstorms lately?), temps in the 60s and 70s will beckon us to get out and ride.  With the fierce March wind dying down, it’s the perfect time to rediscover bicycling. My personal... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Week in Review

Sixty Second Cycling: Week in Review
Bicycling Funding remains under attack!  20 years of transportation enhancements – Federal funds used to improve cycling and pedestrian infrastructure – are in jeopardy in both the House and the Senate. While only accounting for 1.5% of the total transportation budget, the House transportation committee and its counterpart in the Senate have decided that those... Read more »

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 »
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Cycling Scofflaws; Epidemic or Exaggeration?

Cycling Scofflaws; Epidemic or Exaggeration?
Just when I thought cycling was cooling off with the weather, it seems to be heating up in Chicago’s City Council. Apparently, Alderman Mell is concerned with “rule breaking” cyclists and is wondering if a mandatory license might get these scofflaws to straighten up.  The article that referenced this issue in the Huffington Post seems... Read more »