Three-foot gap for bicycles in Missouri too?

A bill in the Missouri legislature would require motorists to give bicycle riders a 3-foot clearance when passing. If it passes, it would benefit Mo's cycling citizens as well as all those loaded down bicycle tourists riding the TransAmerica route on the state's narrow roads.

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Armstrong out of Paris-Nice; sore throat and fever

A sore throat and fever has sidelined Lance Armstrong from the snowy Paris-Nice bicycle race. Team officials said Armstrong would not start Thursday's stage and would return immediately to his home in Girona, Spain.

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Riding a Schwinn bicycle all the way to the bank

The Canadian conglomerate that now produces Schwinn brand bicycles reports it had a record year in 2004. Dorel Industries said profits were up 69%. It credited its acquisition of Pacific Cycle, the owner of the Schwinn brand, for its success.

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This 2005 Tour starts in Paris, Texas

Can't afford to travel to Paris to see the conclusion of this year's Tour de France? The Bartlesville (OK) Examiner Enterprise suggests riding the Oklahoma Freewheel, which starts in Paris, Texas — Eiffel Tower and all.

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TransAmerica bicycle route's Cookie Lady recovering from a stroke

Bicycle tourists who have ridden the Bikecentennial route through Virginia have surely met June Curry, the “Cookie Lady.”

She has dispensed cool water and cookies to thousands of weary bicyclists struggling up the steep climb to Rockfish Gap in the Shenandoah Mountains.

The Richmond Times Dispatch reports that June, 84, suffered a stroke on Feb. 20 …

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Bicycle Quote: Cycling fund-raiser for cancer

“The first four hours are easy. The fifth hour is not so hard. The last hour is torture.”

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Update: Opposition to Colorado bicycle bill

Some Colorado lawmakers don't trust cyclists' judgment, and that could puncture passage of a bill that would allow cyclists to ride side by side. Currently, bicycle riders in Colorado have to move over to single file whenever a car is within 300 feet — a requirement that is difficult to gauge.

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Back in the (bicycle) saddle again

Texan Lance Armstrong climbs back on the saddle for the Paris-Nice prologue this Sunday, the beginning of his first Euro pro cycling race since he wore the yellow jersey in Paris last summer.

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Bicycling through time with Lewis and Clark

Bicyclists riding the Lewis & Clark trail can keep track of what was happening to the expedition 200 years earlier in its journals. Now a blog adds a wider perspective to the expedition.

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Lance Armstrong's bicycle, for the rest of us

I was mildly surprised when I first learned that the Trek model that Lance Armstrong rides in the Tour de France is available to mere mortals, like me.

Now Trek has gone one better. It's making available 600 exact replicas of the Madone 5.9 that Lance rode into Paris in 2004. The so-called LiveStrong bicycles …

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