So Contador tested positive for a microdose of a banned substance during the Tour, as has become public. He says it’s food poisoning. Everyone flips out. [ur=http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/millar-calls-for-calm-in-contador-case]David Millar pipes up[/url] and cautions we should all ‘remain calm!’ until the facts are out.
Lets do some recap:
- Lance is the most tested athlete in the world, never tested positive
- Anti-Lance backlash leads to several dubious efforts, from labs to French authorities to former teammates to the US Attorney, to attempt to smear Lance’s rep
- Landis tested positive, denied it, spent millions of donation dollars defending himself, then admits it, tries to blackmail Lance and Brunyeel, and now writes a book and claims everyone doped, expecially Lance, and that Lance orchestrates the whole conspiracy. The press LOVES it.
- Millar tested positive, denied it, later admitted it, was banned, and came back presumably clean
- Contador tests positive, and we should ‘remain calm’
I’m not at all saying we shouldn’t remain calm. I’m saying you should have been effing CALM for years now. The politics of smear campaigns are laughable. I don’t like doping, and I hope Lance didn’t, but the point is, the favoritism is a mockery of the integrity they claim the sport is supposed to have.
However, best detail:
"Meanwhile, on Thursday morning, Contador told Spanih radio that he believes the contamination came from a piece of beek meat he ate prior to the test, and that the small amount of the substance detected explained why the process took two months in order to be announced."
BEEK MEAT?! Is that Beak Meet? Why the Face!
There are a number of DIY projects on Instructables for building really sweet cargo bikes out of your current stable and some judicious welding. But if you want to forgo the welding and just do it with bolts and tequila-vision, here’s one. It’s fug, but let’s be honest, cargo bikes are for transporting cargo. And if you sprayed that down with matte engine paint, and then put your rack on top, it’d look pretty fresh. You can afford that paint after not buying an Xtracycle kit, after all.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemad … -Bike-SUB/
if you’ve got a flat bar, THIS is for you — a pump that fits completely inside and looks like a bar plug.
yeah, THIS just happened.
Man, those cyclists are always swerving into the car lane and making it hard for us to navigate parked cars, potholes, cheeseburger meat and right turns. Being stuck over here SUXX!
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/09 … -bikes.php
If you are in Marin this October 16th, check out Biketoberfest in Fairfax. Home of the only official cyclocross race in Marin, plus a vintage bike display, beer tasting and thomfoolery in general.
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Friend of TRDL and Team Lope Tyre Clubbe East Coast member Joblue is finally taking his bike conversion dreams to the street, literally. He’s opening a storefront. Expect Rapha and machine-screw-covered truing stands everywhere!
http://www.bikeblognyc.com/718-cyclery- … ng-a-shop/
Gestalt Haus in Fairfax is one sweet-ass shop. Take bike culture (not the urban spoke-card thing, but to/from the hills on any manner of frankenbike) and add a bike friendly shop with indoor bike rack parking, beers and brats. My god, it’s full of stars!
This is not to be confused with the SF location, under different ownership. The Fairfax shop are the original owners of the SF one, moved out here to be situated at the base of Alpine (the ‘core’ of Marin cycling in downtown fairfax) and are not affiliated with the SF one. They make pains to make this clear.
Anyway, beers brats and bikes! And, I assume, bike grrrls!
THIS is powered by the two dudes in the back, and is 100% sweet-as-fuck.
Good news, Friends of Lope!
The official Team Lope Tyre Clubbe mechanic’s shirts are in, and they look great!
As you can see from our winsome model here, you’ve got the two-tone TLTC logo on one pocket, and your rider name on the other. Hand embroidered, with love, and soon to be found in a local bike boutique in the heart of hipsterism. But don’t let that deter you. If you want one, shoot me a message ( thom at third rail design lab dot com ) and let me know the quantity, size and rider names desired and we’ll hook you up. The price is a cool $35 bucks plus shipping, but I can guarantee, they are SWEET AS.
Once we have our Merch Store up, you will be able to order from the site direct, as well as enjoy some of our other wares.
Detail on the embroidery!