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Tony Kornheiser Turn Your Screw?

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Then join the facebook group letting him know that you don’t think his comments about running down cyclists are funny!

Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?v=info&gid=379899676399

Audio Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7wnBoWOfAU

Transcript Here: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thewashcycle.com%2F2010%2F03%2Ftony-kornheiser-allegedly-condones-running-down-cyclists.html&h=095712ad0310d8b5572c03b8d2e28615

Contact: ESPN 1-888-549-3776

Prevention: Yieldtolife.org

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March 18, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Amazing Story Please Visit

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If you can check out the story behind Don Ross, 66, “Peace Rider.”  Awesome, just awesome!

http://ridefortheplanet.blogspot.com/

Written by yellow fork

March 3, 2010 at 5:56 pm

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Michelob Ultra Lance Armstrong Ad Superbowl Preview

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Lance Armstrong posted this preview from the Michelob Ultra Superbowl Ad on his twitter.  I think it’s going to be a good look for cyclists everywhere, well except maybe for those that don’t like beer!

peep it! http://www.twitvid.com/531CF

– Salty Dog

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January 29, 2010 at 4:43 pm

SLC’s Swindlehurst to Race 2010

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Burke Swindlehurst via twitter

Burke Swindlehurst a Salt Lake City favorite and notable on Twitter @slctbird has announced on his newly established blog T-Bird’s Roost that he will again be racing pro next year.  He’s not yet announced the team, and it’s building anticipation among fans. 

Back to the question of what team I’m going to be riding for next season? And to answer that question, yes, I’ll be racing bikes again next year.

Woot!!!
Details will be forthcoming as soon as I am able…You see, I’m nothing if not superstitious and I’m doing my best to steer clear of them Black Cats.
I will tell you this. I’m as excited (and scared) as the season I first turned professional.
 
Here’ s link to a tight little interview from The Church of the Big Ring on T-Bird
Well, here’s wishing him the best of luck on the upcoming season and the blog! 

Written by yellow fork

November 20, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Zack Morris Rides a Bike, Why Don’t You?

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Bike

via NYTimes.com

It seems the list of “outed” celebrity cyclists is growing.  Now added by the NY Times Mark-Paul Gosselaar, best know for playing Zack Morris on Saved by the Bell.  But, Gosselaar is no joke, he’s actually a Cat 2 racer… more than I can say for myself!

Lately, however, Mr. Gosselaar has developed another distinction: as perhaps the best celebrity-slash-bicyclist in America. Granted, it’s a niche category with no official rankings and a smattering of big names, like Patrick Dempsey of “Grey’s Anatomy” and Jake Gyllenhaal and Matthew McConaughey (both of whom are pals of Lance Armstrong).

Yet Mr. Gosselaar is the real spandexed deal. In and around Santa Clarita, Calif., where he lives, he competes at the Category 2 level, racing in fields that often include professionals. Loren Mooney, the editor in chief of Bicycling magazine, said of Mr. Gosselaar in an e-mail message: “He’s in a different league from all the other public figures who ride a bike. He’s not just out there riding, he’s competing and, in some cases, winning.”

Full article here via NYtimes.com

Written by yellow fork

November 5, 2009 at 4:09 pm

A Loss for Tour of Utah

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via velonews.com

via velonews.com

Tour of Utah cycling race director dies – Via Salt Lake City Tribune

One of the key figures in creating the Tour of Utah cycling race died of Saturday. Terry McGinnis, who served as executive director for the race the last two years, passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 46.

McGinnis served as the Tour of Utah radio commentator in 2006, a consultant to chairman Greg Miller in 2007 and as the executive director for the last two years.

“Terry was the heart and soul of the Tour and will be missed,” Miller said. “His passion for the race was a deciding factor in the success of the event. “All of us on the staff as well as friends of the race will miss him dearly and will do all that we can to continue the event in his honor and make him proud.”

McGinnis raced professionally for more than 20 years, spending 10 of those as an Elite Cat I cyclist. He retired in 2007 after being diagnosed with cancer but continued to ride recreationally.

Velonews article on McGinnis is here…

“He was a fixture in the Utah cycling community,” Burke Swindlehurst (Team Bissell), from Salt Lake City, said. “Everybody knew him and I don’t think I’ve ever heard a disparaging word said about him. He was just a friend to cycling and a friend to every one.”

McGinnis was also instrumental in turning the Tour of Utah into one of the biggest bicycle races in the country.

After the race was canceled in 2007 because of sponsorship problems, McGinnis was asked to take charge of the race. In doing so, the event has quickly become one of the most-anticipated races in the country.

A loss for Cycling and the State of Utah.

Written by yellow fork

October 26, 2009 at 5:37 pm

BikeHugger: Bicycle Diaries Excerpts

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The great folks over at BikeHugger.com have posted two excerpts from David Bryne’s new book Bicycle Diaries (review).  I’ve posted the links below and hope you enjoy the read.

Excerpt one: intro

Excerpt two: New York

Here’s a bit from New York:

New York

I ride my bike almost every day here in New York. It’s getting safer to do so, but I do have to be fairly alert when riding on the streets as opposed to riding on the Hudson River bike path or similar protected lanes. The city has added a lot of bike lanes in recent years, and they claim they now have more than any other city in the United States. But sadly most of them are not safe enough that one can truly relax, as is possible on the almost completed path along the Hudson or on many European bike lanes. That’s changing, bit by bit. As new lanes are added some of them are more secure, placed between the sidewalk and parked cars or protected by a concrete barrier.

Between 2007 and 2008 bike traffic in New York increased 35 percent. Hard to tell if the cart is leading the horse here— whether more lanes have inspired more bicycle usage or the other way around. I happily suspect that for the moment at least, both the Department of Transportation and New York City cyclists are on the same page. As more young creative types find themselves living in Brooklyn they bike over the bridges in increasing numbers. Manhattan Bridge bike traffic just about quadrupled last year (2008) and the bike traffi c on the Williamsburg Bridge tripled. And those numbers will keep increasing as the city continues to make improvements to bike lanes and adds bike racks and other amenities. In this area the city is, to some extent, anticipating what will happen in the near future—a lot more people will use bikes for getting to work or for fun.

When you can’t ride, read!

– Salty Dog

Written by yellow fork

October 23, 2009 at 9:35 pm