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Former pro cyclist Floyd Landis launches marijuana business

Floyd Landis creates pot products at Floyd's of Leadville

Dishonored Tour de France champion Floyd Landis has become a businessman — selling cannabis products.

Where life after cycling for former pro cyclists in the US has meant producing bicycles and bike clothing or commentating on TV, Landis is getting in the marijuana industry.

His Colorado-based company, Landis of Leadville, will produce cannabis oil from marijuana …

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Pianist who played at Parisian massacre site arrived by bicycle

Davide Martello hauling his piano

After driving 400 miles through the night, Davide Martello hauled his grand piano behind his bicycle through the streets of Paris on Saturday to perform at the site of the Bataclan theater massacre.

You may have heard his impromptu rendition of Jon Lennon’s “Imagine” on newscasts over the weekend.

The German musician is known for …

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World record attempt in Britain: 75,065 miles in one year

Steve Abraham, from his website

Bicycling records come and go, but one that has survived for 76 years is Tommy Godwin’s record of cycling 75,065 miles in one year — 1939.

Now, 40-year-old Steve Abraham from Great Britain is trying to break that record.

Anyone who has set a goal for annual bike mileage in a year knows how difficult it …

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Conquering the Isle of Skye by mountain bike

Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

Some of the street trials tricks that Danny Macaskill gets away with on his mountain bike are just amazing. All of his videos prove that he’s extremely talented.

The stunts in his newest video — Danny Macaskill: The Ridge — are just as mind-blowing.

This video also features the breath-taking scenery of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. I’d have …

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Robin Williams: Cyclist

The bicycle world lost one of its biggest fans this week when Robin Williams was found hanged in an apparent suicide on Monday.

Last year, Williams wrote at a Reddit Ask Me Anything:

“My favorite thing to do is ride a bicycle. I ride road bikes. And for me, it’s mobile meditation.”

His love …

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Florida bicyclist left for dead, fights for recovery

Craig Camlin

The Florida bicyclist who was left for dead behind a trash bin by a hit-and-run driver last December has been hospitalized since the crash but is showing signs of improvement.

Doctors took Craig Camlin, 53, off a ventilator a week ago and he is breathing on his own, says a sister, Jayne Camlin. “This is …

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“Road Bike Party 2”; if at first you don’t succeed…

Watching in slack-jawed amazement at the stunts these trials legends can perform on a road bike, I actually forget that Martyn Ashton, Danny MacAskill and Chris Akrigg are human like the rest of us.

A lot of trial and error — and crashes — go into these tricks. But they climb right back on their …

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Another bicycle-lodged-in tree discovered

What's left of that "bike tree" in Oklahoma

It turns out that Vashon Island in Washington state’s Puget Sound isn’t the only place in the US where a tree has enveloped a bicycle. But it remains the only known place where a “living” tree has done so.

The bike-in-a-tree is well known among cyclists in the Seattle area, and many have made the …

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Specialized Bicycles “overstepped its bounds;” forced to back pedal over trademark attack on Canadian bike shop

Just one example of social media reaction to Specialized...

Specialized Bicycles is on the hot seat with bicyclists — many of whom say they’re boycotting the company — after trademark attorneys for the US-based bike maker threatened to sue a war veteran in Canada.

It looks like the company is backing down, however, after it initially alleged that Dan Richter’s Cafe Roubaix Bicycle Studio …

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BIKES: Science on Two Wheels at Pittsburgh museum

Detail of vintage J.C. Higgins on display in Pittsburgh.

The Steel City has a long-time love affair with the bicycle.

It started before local cyclist Frank Lenz left on his tragic global bike ride in 1892 and continues to this day with Pittsburgh as one terminus of an off-road bicycle route that stretches 335 miles to Washington, DC.

So it’s not surprising that the …

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