The Colorado State Patrol is now investigating this incident on Sunday in which the driver of a white SUV harassed a couple of cyclists east of Longmont, Colorado, for more than five minutes.
I have to give credit to the cyclists for keeping their cool, not allowing the situation to escalate, and catching the whole thing on video.
According to news reports, Dirk Friel and his friend were out for a bike ride this past Sunday when the motorist came up behind them and started blaring his horn. It’s a narrow road with no shoulder ….
Lance Armstrong’s court battle to prevent the US Anti-Doping Agency from pursuing its doping charges against him isn’t the only news in the world of doping this week.
Garmin Sharp manager Jonathan Vaughters admitted in a New York Times op-ed piece to taking performance-enhancing drugs during the cycling career, and cyclist Tyler Hamilton lost his 2004 gold medal because of doping.
The common thread for all these stories is that all the players rode for the US Postal Service team at one time or another.
The Bicycle Film Festival rolls out for a three-day run in New York City on Friday, reminding us that Seattle isn’t included among the 25 international locations for the 2012 edition.
Cycling fans in those festival cities will get to enjoy a slice of bicycling culture from the Pacific Northwest in a piece on Seattle Bike Polo entitled, “Hit ‘Em in the Mouth.” Described at the BFF website:
“A documentary exploring the culture of Seattle Bike Polo, the birthplace of the current polo craze. The movie centers around the dominant figures of the scene, including the father of hardcourt bike polo Matt Messenger…
The US Postal Service gives a nod to exercise and fuel-effecient transportation with its release of four postage stamps depicting different styles of bicycling.
The set of “forever” stamps were released officially in Minneapolis last week. That stung some folks in Portland, where they were still celebrating after taking over the No. 1 spot from Minneapolis in Bicycling magazine’s list of top cities for bicycling.
Commuter or bike traveler?
Now I don’t want to stir up controversy here, but …
Got to admit to being truly baffled by this list of “20 Best Bicycle Scenes in Cinema, Ever” at the Denver Westworld weekly.
And here’s why — “Breaking Away” didn’t make the list.
I know I’m prejudiced, but the scene of Dave Stoller riding in the slipstream of an 18-wheeler across the rolling Indiana landscape to the strains of Italian opera is one of my most memorable film moments. Just last week I watched the 1979 film on one of the cable channels and got choked at the finish when (spoiler alert) the Cutters win the Little Indy 500.
Of course, “Breaking Away” isn’t a bicycling film. It’s about four friends …
Before reaching first-name-only cult status as a pro baseball player, Ichiro Suzuki was just another kid riding his bicycle to school.
But unlike the fate of most of those kids’ bikes, Ichiro’s bicycle is on display in the four-story Ichiro Museum his parents own and operate in Toyoyama, Japan.
Seattle Times sports writer Geoff Baker paid a visit to that museum recently in advance of the Mariners heading to Japan to open their season against the Oakland A’s. Baker describes the museum in “Shrine to Ichiro, baseball greatness is just a mom-and-pop operation.” He writes:
“But that celebrity stuff is kept largely to the side. More front and center is the bicycle Ichiro rode to high school …
Stinky Spoke is a 16-mile ride over a mountain bike course in hills east of Sammamish River Trail. New tour operators in 2019 — Rotary Club of Redmond. Check website for tour details as previous years’ host site – Redhook Brewery — has closed. Traditionally one of the wettest and coldest days of the year.