Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


More Peak Driving

Continuation of recent trend suggesting American driving may have peaked.

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/travel_monitoring/14martvt/figure1.cfm

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RigZone is just an industry mouthpiece, according to RigZone

Gino Bartali

He didn’t go on Twitter about it.

After the war Bartali never spoke of his underground work during the German occupation. Hence many of his courageous endeavors remain unknown. Sara Corcos, who worked for the CDEC Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea in Milan, told her niece, Shoshan Evron, the daughter of Rabbi Nathan Cassuto, that she had met Gino Bartali after the war. He emphatically refused to be interviewed, and said that he had been motivated by his conscience and therefore did not want to have his activity documented. Only when Corcos told him that she was related to the family of Rabbi Cassuto, a deeply moved Bartali agreed to speak, on condition that she would not record him. In the conversation that followed, Bartali told Corcos about the forged documents and about his role in distributing them.

via Gino Bartali | The Game of Their Lives – The Stories of Righteous Among the Nations Who Devoted Their Lives to Sport | Yad Vashem.



Stupid is Bipartisan

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s decision today to approve Rep. Cory Gardner’s bill aimed at increasing liquified natural gas exports has Republicans crowing because his November opponent, Democrat Mark Udall, plans to introduce an identical bill in the Senate.

via Rep. Cory Gardner's energy bill passes, to Republicans' delight.



Riccò Caught Buying Doping Products — to get Strava KOMs
April 30, 2014, 07:55
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The guy was already caught twice in competition and kicked out of pro cycling.

Ricco was banned for 12 years in 2011 after being rushed to hospital apparently following a botched blood transfusion. The controversial Italian climber had been planning to attack a series of records on well known cycling climbs such as Mont Ventoux but is now facing charges of receiving banned substances and dealing in banned substances. Doping is a crime in Italy.According to a report on the Il Tirreno website, Ricco was caught with another local professional on Tuesday afternoon after collecting a bag containing 30 doses of drugs in the car park of an out of town McDonalds, north of Livorno. The two dealers are from Livorno, with one working in a local hospital.

via Report: Riccò Caught Buying Doping Products | Cyclingnews.com.

Going after those climbing records high on EPO… kind of the Tom Danielson of Italy.



Fort Collins Residents Most Satisfied in U.S.
April 11, 2014, 21:02
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According to this Gallup poll: http://www.gallup.com/poll/168485/city-satisfaction-highest-fort-collins-loveland-colo.aspx

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