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November 3/10 17:29 pm - Cycling (in the) News

Posted by Editoress on 11/3/10

Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"

Finn recommends segregated lanes for cyclists
A civil engineer visiting from Finland says winter weather doesn't need to prevent people from cycling to work.

Teemo Perälä said cleared and segregated bike lanes similar to those in Finland are the solution when he spoke to Ottawa cyclists at the Tom Brown arena Tuesday night.
Read more: CBC

New bike route proposed for Halifax
Halifax Regional Council has endorsed a bike route for peninsular Halifax.

The route, as proposed by the Halifax Cycling Coalition, will now go for study at a series of public consultations, expected to take several months.

The route would start at Inglis and South Park streets in the south-end and continue to the Fairview interchange in the north-end, using Agricola, Almon and Windsor streets.
Read more: CBC

Wheels on fire
While other industries feel the pinch, the British bicycle business is thriving. How long can its renaissance last? And just how good is it for the UK economy?

In these straitened economic times, at least one sector in Britain seems to be holding firm. "The bicycle industry over the past two years has not really experienced the recession," says Phil Taylor, president of the Bicycle Association. "While we may have had a slight downturn, it has been nowhere near as bad as that in the rest of the economy."
Read more: DIRECTOR

Livestrong Leverage: How the $50 Million Foundation Helped Texas Win $3 Billion in Cancer Funding
Everyone knows the yellow wristband from Lance Armstrong's cancer crusade. But his foundation's colossal win for cancer research should have greater impact, starting this year.
Read more: Fast Company

French anti-doping wants to ease tensions with UCI
The French Anti-Doping Agency is moving toward reconciliation with the International Cycling Union by pledging to work more closely with the governing body in the fight against doping.
Read more: Sports Illustrated

HTC-High Road Director Brian Holm talks doping, then and now
Former Team Telekom rider, Brian Holm, came clean about doping as long ago as 2002, but in a recent interview with, the current HTC-High Road director, discusses the climate of the 1990's further and contrasts it to the current situation.
Read more: VeloNation

Disgraced cyclist Landis to stand trial for suspected hacking
Disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis and his coach Arnie Baker will stand trial for alleged hacking into a French anti-doping lab computer system, a source involved in the case said on Wednesday.
Read more: Reuters

Landis team manager says French trial 'ridiculous'
Floyd Landis' team manager says it is "ridiculous" to think the American cyclist will face trial in France for hacking into a doping laboratory's computers.

Landis, who was stripped of the 2006 Tour de France title for doping, is riding for the Orca Velo Merino team in the six-day Tour of Southland in New Zealand.

Team manager Wayne Hudson on Wednesday dismissed as "old news" reports that Landis and coach Arnie Baker might be tried in France for hacking the computer system of the Chatenay-Malabry lab, saying the American cyclist was "not losing any sleep" over it.
Read More: Associated Press

Carlos Sastre films anti-doping spot for Spanish TV
Carlos Sastre, winner of the 2008 Tour de France, has lent his backing to an anti-doping campaign in Spain, filming a TV advert for the ‘Juego Limpio’ (‘Fair Play’) campaign that will be shown on the TVE channel throughout 2011.
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How Accurate Are PED Tests?
One of the toughest questions to answer is: “How accurate are Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) tests?” In other words, is it possible to pass a PED test but still be taking PED’s? The question is uniquely difficult to answer on two levels.
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Luxembourg cycling project pressured after landing top spot in UCI hierarchy
Kim Andersen, director of sports of the Luxembourg professional cycling project, has said topping the International Cyclist Union's [UCI] sporting hierarchy of teams ahead of the 2011 season puts added pressure on the newly formed outfit.
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Chris Hoy plays down European Championships chances
Four-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy says he has no great expectations for this weekend's European Track Championships in Pruszkow, Poland.

The Scot pulled out of the British Championships in September because of illness and fell on his return but says he is happy with his early-season form
Read more: BBC

2014 Commonwealth Games Velodrome takes shape
Together, the arena and velodrome will form one of the key venues for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Photos at The Construction Index

Critical Mass Riders Stopped
A Critical Mass bicycle ride organized in Long Beach the night of Friday, Oct. 29, came to a screeching halt when police officers issued approximately 70 citations and impounded 21 of the cyclists' bikes.

In a statement released Monday by the city's Public Information Office, police issued the citations because many of the cyclists disobeyed the rules of the road, including running stop signs.

"The group was stopped in the area of Anaheim Road and Palo Verde Avenue and was cited for violating rules of the road as well as safety issues," the statement said. The statement goes on to say that 21 bicycles were impounded for not having required safety equipment, including 11 bikes with no brakes.
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City Issues Statement on Bicycle Safety in Long Beach After Critical Mass Event
As a Bike-Friendly City, bicycle safety is of utmost importance to Long Beach. On Friday, October 29, 2010 Long Beach Police issued over 70 citations to Critical Mass cyclists who disobeyed the rules of the road.
Read more: Everything Long Beach

Cycling around Lake Ontario for United Way
After three straight days of cycling, Christie Pits area resident, Albert Koke was thrilled to be home.

Koke put some serious miles on his bicycle from Friday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 31, riding around Lake Ontario to raise funds for the United Way.â?¨A longtime participant of the United Way's CN Tower stair climb, Koke said his decision to circle the lake was born out of a desire to do something more than his usual fundraising.
Read more: InsideToronto

Apple files patent for iPhone "smart bike"
If there are two things that seem to draw people's ire, it's cyclists and the Apple iPhone. So, if this is you then look away now: Apple has filed a patent for an iPhone "smart bike" that acts like a car's onboard computer.

The patent is apparently quite vague, but the system will give you feedback on you and your bike's performance and somehow "communicate" (some say spam) the information to other cyclists.
Read more: Aisia Cnet


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