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Thirsty Koala Drinks from Cyclist’s Water Bottle

  View this post on Instagram   There were about a dozen cyclists around me watching this (all men) and several commented that it was genuinely the best thing they’ve witnessed. What a truly wonderful experience. Check out my previous posts this morning for explanation. : : : #cyclingtips #cycling #roadcycling #roadbike #roadbikelife #lifeonabike #travelbybike…

The Common Council Session for 1.20.15: Complete Streets

I posted briefly yesterday on Tuesday’s Common Council meeting, and in that post mentioned that I would look a bit more at some of the remarks for, or against, the Complete Streets ordinance that passed Tuesday night.  (I supported the ordinance.) Council discussed this issue previously, on December 16th.  See, Common Council 12/16/2014. I’ve included…

In Support of the Complete Streets Initiative for Whitewater

This Tuesday, January 20th at 6:30 PM, Common Council will consider a Complete Streets ordinance (item O-3) for Whitewater. A Complete Streets program simply requires planners to consider bike and pedestrian travel, for example, when either building or reconstructing streets within our city. (I listened closely to discussion of the idea at our 12.16.14 Common…

Friday Poll: Lance Armstrong Doping Charges

There are new doping charges against Lance Armstrong, from the US Anti-Doping Agency. (These are new charges, but not new allegations.) Unexpectedly, some of the most thorough newspaper coverage of doping investigations about Lance Armstrong has come from the Wall Street Journal. What do you think? Armstrong Doping Charges: Yes, No, Not Sure

The Ride

Phil Keoghan’s 2011 documentary, The Ride, is about a charity bike ride across America to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. I saw the film this weekend on Showtime, and it was interesting from first to last. It was more than interesting – it was inspiring. Along the way, Keoghan and his comrades meet thousands…

Reuters: Cycling’s Contador Faces Two-Year Ban

Alberto Contador, winner three times of the Tour de France (most recently this July), tested positive for a small amount of the banned substance clenbuterol, used to treat breathing problems. If the test result stands, the International Cycling Union could still reduce the sanction to a year’s ban for unintentional consumption. See, Reuters: Contador Faces…

U.S. Mulls Joining Cycling Lawsuit – WSJ.com

There’s no party with the resources of the federal government — The U.S. Justice Department is weighing whether to intervene in a federal whistle-blower lawsuit filed earlier this year by one of Lance Armstrong’s former cycling teammates, Floyd Landis, people familiar with the matter say. Mr. Landis’s lawsuit was filed under the federal False Claims…

“Trek Bicycle cooperates in cycling investigation” — GazetteXtra

The bicycle maker that sponsors Lance Armstrong’s racing team is cooperating with federal authorities investigating the seven-time Tour de France champion and others in cycling, a company spokesman said Friday. Investigators requested documents from Trek Bicycle Corp. early in July and company officials complied fully, said Bill Mashek, a spokesman for the Waterloo, Wis.-based company.…