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November 13/09 19:57 pm - Cycling (in the ) News

Posted by Editoress on 11/13/09

"If I had a dollar for every time one of my male riding friends whined about how few women ride seriously, I could buy some new titanium widget for my bike every week - but I wouldn’t anyway, because women don’t care about titanium widgets - Linda du Priest.

Steve Bauer wants Tour de France ride for his team
He was fourth and tenth overall in the race, a stage winner and a multiple yellow jersey wearer; it's little surprise that the Tour de France is a special memory for former top pro Steve Bauer. The Canadian would like to head back to the race and is making the first steps with the Team Planet Energy squad he directed in 2009.
Read more at VeloNation

Cape Breton's Cabot Trail makes Top 10 list
A popular travel guide has placed the Cabot Trail among its Top 10 cycling destinations in the world.

The Lonely Planet chose the 300-kilometre stretch for its spectacular swoops, curves and vistas, said travel editor Robert Reid.

"You're able to camp, to hike, to see the ocean, go whale watching, see the traditional music. You can go different times of the year," said Reid. "Obviously, this is a world-class destination."
Read more at CBC

Female? Here's How to Bike More
If you look around at the cyclists in your city or town, most likely most of them are men. In fact, male cyclists outnumber females by 2 to 1 in the U.S. But that’s not the case in some European countries like the Netherlands, where female cyclists actually outnumber their male counterparts.
Read more at Opposing Views

How To Get Killed On A Bicycle
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New Yorkers choosing bicycle lane over car lane - more than ever
Read more at NY Daily News

Cyclists and motorists on collision course
On Monday, Dr. Christopher Thompson, the driver who abruptly stopped his car in front of two cyclists last summer, was found guilty of six felonies and a misdemeanor. The trial, which lasted three weeks and captivated the cycling community, revealed a particularly virulent form of road rage. Christian Stoehr suffered a separated shoulder and Ron Peterson shattered several teeth and broke and nearly severed his nose when the two hit the back of Thompson's Infiniti sedan on Mandeville Canyon Road.
Read more at LA Times

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More bikes, more awareness
Bicyclists need to follow the rules of the road. Drivers need to acknowledge cyclists' right to be on the road.

Usually, the two groups peacefully coexist. When they don't, most encounters end with a stern look, a few choice words or an extended middle finger, not physical violence.

Rasmussen should never have been in Tour
Disagreements over the fate of cyclist Michael Rasmussen when he was pulled from certain victory at the 2007 Tour de France have forced the Danish Cycling Union to defend its breach of confidentiality in the case.
the Copenhagen Post

Removal of bike lanes by council cause for concern
Monday's front page headline in the Standard proclaimed "Decision to delete bike lanes infuriates cycling advocates," and Page 2 th "Councillors 'shortsighted. ' "

The story reported the comments of Dennis Soron and Brian Gasparini of the Garden City Alliance for Sustainable Transportation and Gary Murphy of Share the Road Coalition on the Nov. 2 decision of St Catharines' council to remove the newly installed bicycle lanes on Welland Avenue between Vine Street and Bunting Road.
Read more at The Standard

Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Renews Presenting Sponsorship of Tour of America's Dairyland Pro Cycling Event
Cycling promoter Midwest Cycling Series, LLC has announced that the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board will return as the presenting sponsor of the Tour of America’s Dairyland in 2010. Tentative dates of June 17-27, 2010, for the encore year of the Tour of America’s Dairyland have also been announced.
Read more at Bike World News

"Cyclists do not have the same rights as motorists on roads"
"As a former roads minister, I thought cycling needed to be done in the appropriate context for the safety of all road users."

I have always respected cycling as a healthy means of exercising and socialising with others. In fact in my earlier years, I too, enjoyed cycling as a way of relaxing and exercising.

As a former roads minister, however, I thought cycling needed to be done in the appropriate context and venue for the safety of all who use the roads.
Read more at The Age

Idaho's Armstrong gets road in her honor
Idaho officials plan to designate the mountain road where cyclist Kristin Armstrong trained for her gold-medal ride in the 2008 Beijing Olympics as the "Kristin Armstrong Bikeway."
Read more at Idaho State Journal

Ironman hops on the anti-doping band wagon
The Foster Grant Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, FL tomorrow will be the last event where Ironman and 70.3 professional athletes won't be subject to a new year-round drug testing program. World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), which owns the Ironman series, has been behind the curve on drug testing in recent years, only testing athletes on race day. Independently, athletes and regional triathlon organizations have been implementing their own out-of-competition drug testing policies, but this is the first time WTC has been knocking on athletes' doors, trick or treating for urine samples.

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