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    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2018
    Dramatic Milano-San Remo finish today. Last 14 km of the race here:

    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2018
    Monster 'cross

    We want to include everyone, yet don’t want pro teams with sponsor obligations, and only 33mm cotton tubulars to feel disadvantaged.
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2018 edited
    Monster Cross was called "drop bar mountain bike" back in 1991:

    John Tomac won cross country MTB races on drop bars around that time:

    1988 Specialized Rock Combo:

    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2018
    Paris-Roubaix 2018 Live Dashboard (Sun Apr 8 11:10 CET (2:10:00 AM PDT)
    Route Map | Profile | Preview | News | Startlist | Live Coverage | TV | 2017
    • CommentAuthort.e.d
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2018
    Does anyone know of any local bars that will be showing Paris-Roubaix?
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2018 edited
    Giro d’Italia starts May 4 with the first 3 stages in Israel
    Jerusalem ITT, Haifa to Tel Aviv, Be’er Sheva to Eilat

    Download the official APP of Giro d’Italia. All last breaking news, race results, standings, interviews, team details and information about all great champions that will inflame the next edition of the Giro. With the LIVE section, you won’t loose a single second of all the 21 stages in program.

    Steep Hill TV - Giro d'Italia 2018 Live Dashboard
    Race Info, Preview, Live Video, Results, Photos and Highlights

    (Giro d’Italia Stage 2 - May 5 - conflicts with Mt. Sol "Hippy Crit". See Upcoming Local Events on this board for more info.)
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2018
    Google Maps does not give a "cycling" option for traveling from Israel to Italy. However, an overland route seems to be available--through Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, and then into Italy in the northeast near Trieste. If you allow taking a ferry, then you could go from Turkey into Greece and catch the ferry around Corfu, landing at Brindisi, Italy. The alternate ferry route would head west through Egypt and Libya into Tunisia, where you'd catch a ferry from Tunis to Sicily. Might want a fat bike for that route. The TV coverage of any of these routes would likely be far more interesting than the actual Giro that we will watch.
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2018
    It's 150 miles from the port in Tunis to the port in Sicily. This is less than the overwater distance from Cleveland to Buffalo on Lake Erie.
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2018
    AMGEN Tour of Cali - Mens (MAY 13 - 19, 2018)
    Starts in Long Beach this Sunday! See WATCH/ATTEND for TV Coverage, APP, Tour Tracker, etc.
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2018
    AMGEN Tour of Cali - Womens (MAY 17 - 19, 2018)
    Starts in Elk Grove this Thursday! See WATCH/ATTEND for TV Coverage, APP, Tour Tracker, etc.
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2018 edited
    Dana Point GP 35+ 2018

    Rahsaan Bahati

    Great perspective from behind the handlebars. Maybe this would be called First Person Cyclist?
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2018
    What a Giro! As some have commented, the Giro has become a more interesting and more exciting race than the Tour de France in recent years.
    • CommentAuthort.e.d
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2018

    1985 Coors Classic - Reno Road Race w/ Greg Lemond & Andy Hampsten

    1986 Coors Classic

    Start Date: July 7th, 2018
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeJul 7th 2018 edited

    The Straight Dope

    Floyd Landis
    Founder at Floyd's of Leadville
    Floyd’s of Leadville is producing a live streaming video, The Straight Dope, that will broadcast during the Friday through Sunday stages of the Tour de France. Floyd Landis and Dave Zabriskie are Tour de France participants and have seen this race up close and personal. Their history with this event gives them an insight that other commentators either don’t know about or are too afraid to discuss. With Landis and Zabriskie no story is off limits or too hilarious. It’s for this reason The Straight Dope is going to be the show to watch during the closing kilometers.
    #TdF #video #racing #broadcasting #livestreaming #cbd #RelaxAndRecover #cycling
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2018
    Women's Giro Rosa: How about Annemiek van Vleuten? Won the last three stages in the mountains, including the uphill time trial, and won the overall. Already in the Maglia Rosa, she attacked on the final mountain stage and soloed to the stage victory and the overall victory. Done with style!
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2018
    And then today's La Course (TDF) race--Anna Van Der Breggen and a (supposedly tired from the Giro) Annemiek van Vleuten--what a finish!

    Peter Anderson mid-course and on his way to winning the 5th annual Trans-Am Bike Race. (Nathan Jones / Trans-Am Bike Race)

    San Diegan sets American cross-country bike record
    Cliff Kapono July 18, 2018
    A 50-year-old cyclist from El Cajon set the record this month at an ultra-distance American bicycle race that stretched from Oregon to Virginia. Peter Anderson outperformed a field of 114 competitors and completed the 4,300-mile race, the 5th annual Trans Am Bike Race, in 16 days 20 hours and 41 minutes. His achievements broke the previous record by nearly 12 hours.

    “Peter came to the race with a great deal of focus. You could see that he had a plan, and was sticking to it as the weeks passed,” said Nathan Jones, Trans Am Bike Race founder and director.
    Racers were expected to be self-sufficient during the race, which meant they had to feed themselves, find lodging, launder clothing if needed, and service bikes at commercial shops along the way. Athletes were not allowed to pre-arrange lodging or gather outside support. Jones said that unconventional bikes and less popular modes of transportation were allowed to compete alongside upright bicycles although their times were judged separately. “It's our belief that anything human powered such as a recumbent bike or velomobiles are free to take up the challenge,” Jones said.

    Anderson said a GPS navigation device was his only aid. “Besides that, we were completely solo out there,” Anderson said in a phone interview. To pack for the trip, Anderson brought clothes, tools, water and very little food. “I would eat on average about 10,000 calories a day,” he said. “At first I tried to eat healthy, but by the end of the race I would have my meals at gas stations eating sandwiches, milkshakes, pastries, cookies, ice tea and such.”
    Anderson said he didn’t concern himself too much with other competitors. His secret to finishing first was a good night’s sleep. “My goal was to make it to the hotel every night as fast as I could and if I made it early, then I got more sleep,” he added. “That was my treat to myself.” Anderson focused primarily on his daily time-points. His favorite part of the race, he joked, was the finish line. “Over my career I’ve done a lot of races and since this was my first ultra-endurance, I just wanted to finish as fast as I could,” he explained.
    For many of the competitors, the Trans Am represents more than a contest. Anderson described his journey from coast to coast as one of beauty and enlightenment.

    “This race allows us to see our country in a much different way than in a car, train, or in a bus. We get to experience things up close and personal when we are riding our bikes,” he said.
    Although Anderson admits that the win feels amazing, he wants to use his achievements to improve road safety across the world. He plans to involve himself in education opportunities that can prevent deaths like that of Mike Hall, renowned ultra-cyclist and 2012 champion of the Trans Am. Earlier this year, the 35-year-old Hall was struck and killed by a car outside of Canberra, Australia while competing in the Indian Pacific Wheel Race. “What happened to Mike was really sad, but also preventable,” Anderson said.

    In the Trans Am this year, John Egbers, 64, of St. Cloud, Minn., died after being struck by a vehicle on June 14 in the middle of the race cycling through Kansas. Another cyclist in the same race, Tsaichu Cheng, 44, of Mountain View, Calif., was hospitalized with serious injuries in Kansas after being hit by a car on June 18. “Everyday I hear something new about someone getting hurt on a bike and I want to do my part to change that,” Anderson said.

    Tweet Link

    Shelley Zimmerman
    This morning a 6am 20 mile @CAFoundation training ride with @Kevin_Faulconer and look who we see on the ride @Bob_Babbitt it’s not every day I get to pace (for a few seconds until he blew by me) an @IRONMANtri @usatriathlon hall of fame legend. #morethanaride #caf #teamcaf

    This Woman Plans to Ride a Bike 170 Miles Per Hour

    Denise Mueller-Korenek set the women's paced bicycle speed record in 2016, pedaling to 147 miles per hour. Now she's ready to attempt to break the overall record of 167 miles per hour and take the title of fastest cyclist ever.

    Drinks all round! New world champion! 183.932 MPH!
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2018
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2018
    2018 Strider Cup World Championship Highlights
    Crossing America by bike
    news desk October 11, 2018
    Jim Marx and his Valley Center friends Mark Newcomb and Steve Hadley are about a third of the way through a trip across the U.S.A. by bicycle. They are roughly following the “Lincoln Highway” one of the earliest transcontinental highways for automobiles across the United States of America.

    The retired middle school teacher and his friends, Newcomb, an airline pilot; and Hadley, who just retired as a tile setter, are over 1,000 miles into the ride, which is a total of 3,448 miles. The journey is not about a cause or to fund raise, but simply to be an inspiration to the kids.

    Marx told The Roadrunner, “We hope to complete the ride around the November elections or the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, (Veteran’s) Day.” Veterans Day used to be known as Armistice Day, in honor of the fact that World War I (The Great War) ended on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. For Jim Marx, a retired history teacher, that, of course, has great significance.

    Said Marx, “The biggest reason I rode a bicycle a couple times a week the whole time I was a teacher was to act as an inspiration to students. As a middle school student in the 1960’s I was inspired by one of my teachers that did that same thing.” The bicycle ride idea started when Marx was in the seventh grade. “It was supposed to be with my older brother when he got back from Vietnam,” he recalls. “Life got in the way, and here we are fifty years later.” Hadley is the man who encouraged Marx to raise his family in Valley Center 30 years ago. Mark Newcomb’s wife, Ellie, owns Paradise Ridge Veterinary Clinic. “Our three families have been intertwined for decades, vacations, school, Boy Scouts, to name a few things,” said Marx.

    The trio left Times Square September 6 with the intention of following the Lincoln Highway to San Francisco. “As time has gone on it has proven to be almost impossible to stay on the Lincoln highway with bicycles. It was never intended for bicycle travel—at least not now in modern times,” says Marx. “So we’ve danced on and off the road with supplemental roads and byways.

    Earlier this week the group was on day 37 in Nebraska. “It has rained thirty five of the thirty-seven days,” says Marx. “It makes travel tough but not impossible. We have no support car. It is just the three of us with our gear on our bicycles. The intention is to try to finish the trip early November in San Francisco. Knowing that there is snow now in the Rockies we’re hoping there still might be a warm autumn help pull this off.”

    Things are getting a little bit challenging for the trio. “Pennsylvania, Iowa and now Nebraska are completely flooded with the roads frequently representing levies through the cornfields of the farmers. Sometimes the roads are flooded for hundreds of miles on either side of the highways we’re on,” says Marx.

    The Roadrunner will be following the guys’ odyssey across America with interest. We’ll check in with them in a few days.
    Valley Center bike group passes 2,000-mile mark
    news desk October 26, 2018
    We just got a bulletin about the progress of the bicycle group from Valley Center riding from the East Coast to the West Coast roughly along the Lincoln Highway.

    Retired Middle School Teacher Jim Marx wrote The Roadrunner: “We passed 2,000 miles and enter Wyoming, our 9th state, tomorrow. As it turns out, the Lincoln Highway, though historically significant and legal for bicycles, I would never recommend someone to travel it this way. Frequently there have been alternate bicycle routes but these may be rambling or add significantly to the distance.” He sent this message by phone text.

    All that being said, this is an opportunity to glimpse into our past. The entire route in each state is marked with guide posts and many towns have made extraordinary efforts to preserve the past. When we left NYC, I was carrying over 15 pounds of guide books, so we could look up all the preserved sites. Somewhere in the Allegany Mountains it dawned on me …mail the books and 15 additional pounds of ‘over kill’ equipment home.

    Favorite sites are 100-year-old billboards on buildings. Some are updated with new paint, but many are original….all are untouched by graffiti!

    The more out of the way towns are, it seems the better we are treated by locals. We have, on several occasions had complete strangers flag us down to provide water, candy bars or assistance with lodging. The heartbeat of America is alive and well.

    We have crossed 2 full time zones and are now on Rocky Mountain time. We getting closer to home!
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2018
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2019
    2019 Women't Tour of Flanders, as narrated by Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig: