Friday, January 25, 2013

Video: Oprah's Interview with Lance Armstrong

I have somewhat openly covered doping in cycling here over the years - taking a stance that was somewhat unpopular: that there is more of it going on than we realize and some of our heroes are guilty.The hottest topic in cycling and sports lately...regardless of how you feel about it. Some are a little disappointed or disgruntled. Others feel relieved that it is out in the open.

Myself: I think once you realized that 1) Armstrong has been one if the biggest and best liars in the world for the last 15+ years and this story is so ingrained in his psyche that the lie feels more like the truth now and 2) his arrogance and litigious brutality is a defense mechanism he uses when he cannot; in his words, "control the narrative". This is a small step in the right direction - much like getting the first olive out of the jar - and now the other steps may come easier.

(Click past the break for video and comments...)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

3 Maintenance Tips for Servicing Your Bicycle

Another guest post; this time from Kelly Holmes, from Australia. Kelly offers some good tips here on taking care of your machine. I'm loving the different perspective that these guest posts bring and hope you are too. Learn more about Jamie at the end of the article. Enjoy.

If you have a bicycle that you depend on regularly for exercise or transportation, it is important for you to take good care of your bike so that it will last. There are plenty of things that you can do in order to maintain your bicycle, and taking this time can help improve your bike's performance and ensure that it will last you for many years. In fact, you might be surprised by just how well your bicycle will work and just how long you can keep it in good condition by performing this regular maintenance, and it only takes a few minutes every once in a while in order to maintain your bike. In fact, these three maintenance tips can work wonders for your bike, and you can perform all of them at home.


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