Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle racing schedule, European pro peloton, Giro, peloton, TDF, Tour de France calendar, Tour de Suisse, UCI, UCI race calendar, Vuelta a Espana
All perfectly clean races in a new era of clean, clean racing.
23-28 Apr 2013 Tour de Romandie (Sui)
4-26 May 2013 Giro d’Italia (Ita)
2-9 Jun 2013 Critérium du Dauphiné (Fra)
8-16 Jun 2013 Tour de Suisse (Sui)
29 Jun-21 Jul 2013 Tour de France (Fra)
27 Jul 2013 Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian (Esp)
27 Jul – 3 Aug 2013 Tour de Pologne (Pol)
12-18 Aug 2013 Eneco Tour (Ita)
24 Aug – 15 Sep 2013 Vuelta a España (Esp)
25 Aug 2013 Vattenfall Cyclassics (Ger)
1 Sep 2013 GP Ouest France – Plouay (Fra)
13 Sep 2013 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec (Can)
15 Sep 2013 Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal (Can)
5 Oct 2013 Giro di Lombardia (Ita)
9-13 Oct 2013 Tour of Hangzhou (Chn)
16-20 Oct 2013 Tour of Beijing (Chn)
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle accidents, bicycle crashes, bicycling injuries, crashtastic, justice breyer, stephen breyer, Supreme Court, urban cycling
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is in a Washington hospital after shoulder replacement surgery following a bicycle accident.
Breyer injured his right shoulder in a fall Friday near the Korean War Veterans Memorial.
The justice previously broke his collarbone in an accident in 2011 and sustained broken ribs and a punctured lung in a bicycle mishap in 1993, before he joined the court.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: energy, gas-electric, hev, hybrid, oil consumption, phev, Prius, transportation
Unimpressed with their cars’ performance and m.p.g. for the money. Still, hybrids are gaining popularity overall.
According to industry reports, only about one in three hybrid owners buy another gas-electric model when they trade in.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: DOJ, Elliot Peters, Lance Armstrong, LOL, USPS
…which some might feel to be weird.
WASHINGTON D.C. (AFP) — The U.S. Justice Department filed a formal complaint Tuesday against Lance Armstrong, saying the doping-disgraced cyclist and team owners defrauded the U.S. Postal Service of sponsorship money.
Elliot Peters, Armstrong’s attorney, disputed whether the USPS suffered any damage as a result of its 1998-2004 sponsorship of the team.
“The DOJ’s complaint against Lance Armstrong is opportunistic and insincere,” Peters said in a statement sent to AFP. “The U.S. Postal Service benefited tremendously from its sponsorship of the cycling team. Its own studies repeatedly and conclusively prove this. The USPS was never the victim of fraud.
Poor poor USPS was defrauded by Lance. Why, they had NO IDEA that top bike racers used performance enhancing drugs when they signed up for this thing. Total blindside.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Jim Hopson, shootout, Tennessee, TVA, Watts Bar Nuclear Plant
Tennessee, late Saturday night.
An unidentified suspect fired multiple rounds at a security officer on patrol at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant early Sunday morning, and at least one round hit the security officer’s vehicle, an official said.
The Tennessee Valley Authority nuclear security officer fired back, also shooting multiple rounds.
The suspect appeared to have initially been on the ground but may have fled in a boat, TVA spokesman Jim Hopson said.
The shots were fired just after 2 a.m. this morning on the east side of the 1,700-acre plant, near the Tennessee River, toward the plant’s southern boundary, TVA said. The officer was several hundred yards outside the protected area where the reactor and power equipment are located.
Hopson said some information can’t be released yet, such as the identity of the security officer, or it is not available, such as the total number of rounds fired. Hopson didn’t have a description of the suspect.
“Many of the details I won’t be able to share,” he said. “The investigation is still ongoing.”
It’s the first time since Watts Bar began operating in 1996 that a nuclear security officer has exchanged gunfire with a suspect at the site.
Well that’s good. A seventeen-year stretch with no gunfights.
The Watts Bar Nuclear Plant is near Spring City, which is about 45 miles southwest of Oak Ridge. It’s in Rhea County south of Watts Bar Lake and on the north end of Chickamauga Lake. The plant has one 1,100-megawatt unit that is already operating, and a second is under construction.
Note: This story was last updated at 9:05 a.m. April 23.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: energy, gasoline production, Peak Demand, peak oil, transportation, US oil consumption, vehicle miles traveled, VMT< DOT
No coherent explanation for the way the years are labeled across the bottom however.
Data through February.
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