Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


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.



Jet Fuel

via the tweetbox



London road casualties by user type

Specialized bullies small shop owner over name “Roubaix”
December 8, 2013, 13:02
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Getting blasted on Twitter and elsewhere. Lacking a real defense.

Richter was notified earlier this year by “Specialized Canada” that his bike shop’s name infringes on Specialized’s Canadian trademark of the name “Roubaix.” Yup. Specialized’s engineers made a nice bike and after they did, the douchebags™ in the legal department went ahead and registered the name of that French city as theirs. They couldn’t do it in the U.S., but they’re aggressively “protecting” the name up there in the Great White North.

via The Explainer: Because I @#$%ing hate bullies : Red Kite Prayer.



Waldo Canyon Fire

Heat map about 12 hours old already…showing roughly 2500 acres burnt or burning.

via http://twitter.com/tommypez/status/216915772260352001/photo/1


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