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Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Trail Ride Report

Kevin, Carolyn and I decided to try our hand at the Allegheny Passage and C&O. Ashley was supposed to ride with us, but he hurt his knee a few weeks ago and he had to bow out. Ashley and I rode from West Newton to Frostburg a few years ago for a total of 104 miles each way. I am so glad I went ahead with this ride. Last year's rides were fun, but I never took the time to do an epic ride like this, especially with friends like Kevin and Carolyn. : ) We started out in Meyersdale, PA at the old train station. But, we decided to head north to ride across the Salisbury Viaduct. We turned around at the cemetery and then headed south. Visible for miles are the wind farms on top of the hills. Next highlight is the Keystone Viaduct which is shorter than Salisbury but still cool. It is a slight rise to the Eastern Continental Divide which is the point where water runs to the Chesapeake Watershed or the Gulf of Mexico. Onto the highlight of the trip for more than one reason, the Big Sava

2009 Tour de France - Boston.com photos

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Lance Armstrong to race for Team RadioShack in 2010 - Velonews

Lance Armstrong’s new team will be Team RadioShack for the 2010 season and beyond. RadioShack Corporation will form an American ProTour team, and, beginning next year, Lance Armstrong will compete for Team RadioShack "as a cyclist, runner and triathlete," the company announced in a press release. Armstrong will continue to promote his LiveStrong foundation with RadioShack. more... Team site is here

Local Bicyclist Dies After Hilliard Accident

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A local bicyclist who was critically injured in a weekend accident died from his injuries Tuesday night. Unfortunately, the story...

Berlin brothel offers discounts for cyclists - Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - A Berlin brothel has come up with a novel way to negate the impact of the global economic crisis and target a new group of customers at the same time -- offering a discount to patrons who arrive on bicycles. "The recession has hit our industry hard," said Thomas Goetz, owner of the "Maison d'envie" brothel. "Obviously we hope that the discount will attract more people," he added. "It's good for business, it's good for the environment -- and it's good for the girls." Customers who arrive on bicycle or who can prove they took public transportation get a 5-euro ($7) discount from the usual 70-euro ($100) fee for 45 minute sessions, Goetz told Reuters. He said the environmentally friendly offer was working. "We have around 3-5 new customers coming in daily to take advantage of the discount," he said, adding the green rebate has helped alleviate traffic and parking congestion in the neighborhood. Germa

Free bike helmets no longer available - The Dispatch

City fire stations have run out of free bicycle helmets, according to the Division of Fire. The Dispatch and local TV stations reported last week that fire stations would begin giving away 3,000 helmets today to help young riders comply with the city's new bike-helmet law story is here...

Biking in Sweden can be dangerous!

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Swedish man attacked by tattooed girl gang Police in central Sweden are on the hunt for a gang of tattooed women who sexually molested a 50-year-old man as he was riding by on his bicycle. more...

BMX bike splits in two.

Five iPhone Apps That Replace Bike Hardware - WIRED LABS

The iPhone has proved to be rather adept at replacing other pieces of hardware. The combination of portability, a big screen that allows it to mimic any interface and an open (ish) App Store means that we are continually surprised at what people can make it do. Today, it’s the turn of the bicycle. It turns out that many of the geegaws you might buy at the LBS (local bike shop) are already available as downloads from the iTunes Store. Here are our favourites. the rest of the story...

Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Trail Ride Pics

I have been criticized for taking too many pictures. Click here for thumbnails. I added several videos as well...