Columbus Dispatch Article on Steve Barbour’s Funeral Procession

28 07 2009

http://www.topix.net/forum/source/columbus-dispatch/TM0VRVK978KU2R3JJ

The forum trolls on that article are shameful. The ignorance of the general populace toward cycling is astounding. I often say I am embarassed to be human, and yet again vindication rears it’s head.

Rest in Peace Steve.





You can’t make this stuff up.

28 07 2009

http://www.wyff4.com/news/20187786/detail.html

Michael Bean, WYFF News 4 Producer

A driver, now identified as an Asheville firefighter, shot a bicycle rider because he was angry the man was riding with his child on a busy road, Asheville police said.

Charles Alexander Diez

The shooting happened Sunday morning on Tunnel Road.Officers said the victim was riding with his wife and had his 3-year-old son in a child seat attached to his bicycle when a driver approached him.Police said the driver, Charles Diez, claimed he was upset that the victim was bike riding with his child on the heavily traveled Tunnel Road.Diez pulled a gun and opened fire, hitting the victim in his bicycle helmet, according to police.They said the bullet penetrated the outer lining of the helmet but did not actually hit the victim’s head.Police arrested Diez and charged him with attempted first degree murder.His bond was set at $500,000.Diez has been a firefighter with the Asheville Fire Department since 1992, according to officials.On Monday, they confirmed he has been placed on paid investigative leave pending the outcome of this investigation.

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You have to be kidding me. This guy thinks it’s not safe for a man to ride with his kid in a child seat on a bicycle. So he shoots him in the head? You know, obviously shooting someone in the head is much more safe than driving by without shooting them in the head. Ill keep that in mind next time say I’m walking down some stairs behind someone walking slowly, I’ll give them a shove so that they can get down the stairs faster, that ought to be helpful, or maybe if i see an older man walking with a cane, ill grab it from him and proceed to beat him senseless with it. Yes, it never hurts to help another person be safe.





Cavendish Sprint Air Force Gallery

28 07 2009

A gallery of the custom bike manufactured for Cavendish…ace.

rawr.

rawr.





Heres a nice set of pics from Le Tour

27 07 2009

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/07/2009_tour_de_france.html

Plenty of race shots and more candid ones at the anti doping buses…not thumbnails either, big good quality shots.





Le tour est terminé

26 07 2009

Congratulations to Cavendish on winning the final stage! And to Lance and Contador on the podium!

I’m sad its over but what a race this year! And no doping scandals…yet.





To those that “hate” on Lance Armstrong.

26 07 2009

Just a question for those that hate on Lance, what did you do the last 3 weeks? Sit on your couch and watch the telly? Muck about on the internet? Piss off.

That said, I’m a Cavendish fan, but Lance haters make me sick. Get off your arse and ride a bike and see what its about, but then I dont see you ascending Mt. Ventoux, so have a nice 7 mile ride on the “bike path”. Idiots.





Congratulations Cavendish!

24 07 2009

Cavendish wins his 5th stage so far, first rider since Lance in 2004 to win 5. And I’m hoping that Lance can pick up a bit on Contador but he looks very strong…again congrats M.C.!