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The LA Times Covers Car on Bicycle Hit and Runs

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The LA Times Covers Car on Bicycle Hit and Runs

These days, you rarely see anything positive written about bikes in online news sites. With cycling in American cities on a steady climb, drivers are having to learn to cope with more people on bicycles in “their streets”.

With all the distractions offered by cell phone use and excessive multi-tasking while driving, often times this results in car on bike accidents. Some drivers will stop upon striking a cyclist, but there are hundreds of hit and run cases each year in Los Angeles… Which is what sparked this great online piece.

Head over to LA Times to check it out! I love the portraits.

Winter Won’t Stop Us

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Winter Won’t Stop Us

Speaking of snow… Fox 9 in Minneapolis did a feature on bike messengers who work all winter long in the midwestern cold and they just so happened to feature SK!

Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong

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Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong

I’d say this is pretty uncanny, down the bike. Ben Foster is playing Lance Armstrong in the new biopic feature-length film. Personally, I’m pretty into what I’ve seen so far! See more info here.

The New Yorker Celebrates Cycling

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The New Yorker Celebrates Cycling


“Tour de Force,” by Bruce McCall, July 25, 2005

There’s been quite the buzz surrounding the New Yorker’s latest cover art by Bruce McCall for the featured story entitled “ExerCity”. Why is the New Yorker writing about cycling? Truth is, the New Yorker has featured cycling on their covers for some time. Take the above cover for example…

Check out many more amazing cycling-inspired cover art pieces at the New Yorker!

MTV Adrenaline Rush: Bike

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MTV Adrenaline Rush: Bike

Here’s a random, but short and sweet animation from MTV’s Adrenaline Rush… I can’t seem to recall the last time I was attacked by a wrecking ball. This guy is lucky!

New York #CitiBike

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New York #CitiBike

This is the only piece of journalism regarding New York City’s new CitiBike program worth the watch. Idiots exist on both sides of the fence and Jon Stewart goes a great job once again presenting this well-overblown story. Also, “Keep it up, keep that bitch in the air, keep that bitch in the air, yea, there you go, that’s how you do a CitiBike”.

I will say this: Gage + DeSoto hit it on the head:

Manual for Speed on CNN

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Manual for Speed on CNN

CNN ran a piece online about Manual for Speed, the brainchild of Emiliano Granado and Daniel Wakefield Pasley. It’s not only great to see mainstream media covering cycling in a positive light, but this is great exposure for the dynamic duo of cycling photography. Check the piece out on CNN.

Lance Lied and Everyone’s Talking About It

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Lance Lied and Everyone’s Talking About It

As a cyclist, living in Austin, people want to know what I think about the whole Lance Armstrong doping scandal. Just today, I was asked by three unrelated people on the street after I finished up a ride. “Well what do you have to say about Armstrong?”. It’s a tough question to answer. Austin is Lance’s home town and his name is just about everywhere you look. He’s done a lot for cycling here. But do I like him? No. Not at all.

If he were a good person, I’d feel bad for him. But he’s not. He’s a lying, arrogant, egomaniac who ruined the credibility of American cycling (and cycling in general) in order to push his career. So for that, I don’t like the man and I feel bad for his teammates that refused to dope, for being dragged into this whole scandal. His legacy is false and we all believed in him!

Side note: LiveStrong.org should be left out of this argument. Don’t confuse it with Livestrong.com. What I will say is that while Livestrong.org was founded by Lance, they’ve proven to be one of the best things to happen to cancer patients and for that, I’ll commend them. It was wise to ask him to step down. But the lines between .com and the .org tend to be blurry at times.

Now I’m sure people have mixed feelings about this whole scandal and his interview with Oprah but when will we hear the end of it?