Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Chelsea, James Middleton, Michael Mathews Foundation, oceanside, Pippa, RAAM, Race Across America, Royals
Middleton and her brother James are riding for the Michael Matthews Foundation team, the charity named after the 22-year-old who died in 1999 as he descended from the summit of Mount Everest after becoming the youngest Briton reach it.One of his brothers, also called James, once dated Middleton – and is also taking part in RAAM – while another, Spencer, is one of the main figures in the reality TV series Made In Chelsea.Competitors in the various team categories set off from Oceanside, California on Saturday 14 June to start the ride to Annapolis, Maryland.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Art of Cycling, bicycling, bike lanes, city planning, cycletracks, cycling infrastructure, protected bike lanes, urban cycling
Full report here (pdf): http://ppms.otrec.us/media/project_files/NITC-RR-583_ProtectedLanes_FinalReportb.pdf
Very low rates of near-misses at signalized intersections…but the study does fall apart a bit when you put it under the microscope.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: demographics, driving, miles traveled, miles traveled graph, Peak Driving, peak oil, transportation, travel, Vmt
Continuation of recent trend suggesting American driving may have peaked.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Bartali, cycling, cyclists, Giro d'Italia, heroism, Hitler, just a cyclist, Rabbi Nathan Cassuto, Sara Corcos, Shoshan Evron, Twitter
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.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: congress, Cory Gardner, energy, energy exports, gas, gas exports, LNG, Mark Udall, Natural gas, Race to the Stupid, Udall
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.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: doping, EPO, peloton, pro cycling, Ricco, steroids, Tom Danielson
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.
Going after those climbing records high on EPO… kind of the Tom Danielson of Italy.