Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle, bicycle safety, bicycling, bike safety, cycling, mandatory helmet laws, Maryland, urban cycling
Would require helmets for adults on bicycles.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: doping, doping in sports, Fuentes, Hamilton, industrialized sports, Puerto, Tugboat, Tyler Hamilton
In testimony later Tuesday, Fuentes said he had worked [with/on/up] athletes in “all kinds” of sports.
“I worked with individual sportspersons… of all kinds,” he said.
Should we poke that hornets’ nest? There is no culture of lying about doping in pro soccer, because those guys never get asked about it.
I don’t want to hear some wingback swear on the soul of his dead dog that he’s clean.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Bakken, fracking, health care costs, shale gas, shale oil, tight gas, tight oil, Watford City
A less obvious form of corporate welfare.
The furious pace of oil exploration that has made North Dakota one of the healthiest economies in the country has had the opposite effect on the region’s health care providers. Swamped by uninsured laborers flocking to dangerous jobs, medical facilities in the area are sinking under skyrocketing debt, a flood of gruesome injuries and bloated business costs from the inflated economy.
This post is an interesting companion to the one below.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Bakken, CH4, fracking, horizontal drilling, Natural gas, natural gas flaring, North Dakota, oil production, shale oil, taxes, tight gas, tight oil
Rampant waste and environmental degradation have been part of the Bakken boom. The state doesn’t care about that, but it wants its taxes.
Helms estimates that about 30% of the gas produced in the state is flared, since development of takeaway infrastructure has not matched the pace of drilling.
Producers are currently allowed to flare gas for a year without paying royalties. The new bill would extend that tax-exempt period for two more years if an operator can collect at least 75% of the produced gas.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: blood bags, cycling, doping, EPO, Vaughters
Tweet from Vaughters:
@Vaughters: @Velo_Vicar So common, that during my time as a rider on a div 1 team, I cannot think of any div1 rider who never doped, outside of Bassons.
That Was Then, This is Now. So clean now. Blood so pure.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Dr. Martin Luther King, Holder, I have a dream, I have a drone, inauguration, inauguration day, MLK, mlk day, National Propaganda Radio, National Public Radio, reality check
This has been your post-MLK/Inauguration Day reality check.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 1984, Armstrong, Bohlman, Carmichael Training Syringes, Carmichael Training Systems, CTS, David Walsh, doping, Eddy B, EPO, extract of cortisone, Greg Strock, Kaiter, Latta, pro cycling, rocket fuel, USA Cycling, Wenzel
Took em long enough.
Strock, who was 17 in 1990, said later he was given pills and injections daily and told they were “vitamins.”
After a race in Washington in 1990, Wenzel took Strock to Carmichael’s motel room, according to the book “From Lance to Landis” by David Walsh, where Carmichael appeared with a hard-sided briefcase.
“Inside were pills, ampoules and syringes. Selecting an ampoule and syringe, Carmichael inserted the needle into the ampoule, drew some liquid and injected Strock in the upper part of the buttocks,” Walsh wrote. Strock said he was told the injection was “extract of cortisone” — a substance that does not exist.
Stock later saw Carmichael at other races with the briefcase, Walsh wrote.
In 2000, Strock and Kaiter sued USA Cycling in Colorado, claiming the drugs had ruined their health. Latta brought a similar suit in Oregon.
USA Cycling in 2006 paid Strock and Kaiter $250,000 each, according to Walsh.
Carmichael kept his name out of the lawsuit, according to Walsh, by paying Strock an amount believed to be $20,000.
“Carmichael agreed to settle very quickly,” Wenzel told a Danish newspaper in 2006. “In hindsight that was probably a smart idea.”
What’s more evil than a coach injecting a kid athlete with some illicit rocket fuel and lying to him about what’s in the syringe?
Kudos to Dave Phillips at CS Gazette for getting into Carmichael’s junk stack.