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Catch Up for Slim’s World

Hello Everyone.  It’s been a while since the mustard seeds of Burbank Hospital.  Let me clean up some things that have happened since then.

First…TiTim finally got a new ride.  I can’t find some of my emails so I will have to post the particulars later.  It’s Orange and it is Full Suspendo.  Finally TiTim […]

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Vietnam Slots after Biking, anyone??

I was at EMC in Hopkinton this week at a site visit for Windchill PLM and I was talking to one of the presenters about biking Vietnam.  We chatted for a minute and then he mentions that Colorado real estate developer David Nunes and Bill Warner of Las Vegas-based Warner Gaming were trying to build […]

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For all of us lazy bike riders, I give you…

The Shimano Dura-Ace 7970 Di2 derailleur!  Shifting with a push of a button.  No more wrist wrenching required.  True laziness!!  Ahhhh.  An upgrade I don’t mind letting the moths out of my wallet for.

Shimano Dura-Ace 7970 Di2

For those of you who are obsessed with road biking, this is probably old news to […]

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Massachusett’s New Bicycle Safety Law

For once, our Governor, Devolve Patrick has actually done something that I approve of.  He passed into law last week the Bicyclist Safety Bill, S-2573 after a long 8 years of being considered.  It was spearheaded by the Mass. Bicycle Coalition (aka, Mass Bike).  It puts Massachusetts on a path to be considered a “bike-friendly’ […]

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Lance at 48%??

“ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Lance Armstrong made a cautious return to professional cycle racing Sunday, finishing 64th among 133 riders in a 30-mile criterium in downtown Adelaide.”

Lance (at center)

Seems like an oxymoron…Lance finishing 64th in any kind of bike race. He says ‘he felt good and glad the first day is over’.  […]

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Sastre wins! and the 4th Dope is revealed

This from the Associated Press yesterday…

Carlos Sastre Wins Tour de FranceAssociated PressJuly 27, 2008 4:01 p.m.

“PARIS — Spain’s Carlos Sastre won the Tour de France on Sunday, with cycling’s showpiece event again unable to escape the shadow of doping. Minutes after the victory, it was announced a rider from Kazakhstan used a banned […]

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No riding tonight, so an article instead

No riding tonight due to lack of riding members and torrential downpours for the past 2 days and nights. So I thought I would share an article from Time Magazine on the Tour history.

Thursday, Jul. 03, 2008A Brief History Of: The Tour de FranceBy Kate Pickert

“The Tour de France, which kicks off July […]

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Another Tour de France dopeout…

Cyclist tests positive for EPO – team quits TourThe Saunier-Duval team has withdrawn from the Tour de France after Italian rider Riccardo Ricco tested positive for the banned blood-booster EPO. Story from MSNBC

LAVELANET, France – The Tour de France was thrown into chaos again Thursday after Italian rider Riccardo Ricco became the third rider […]

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Floyd is a loser!!

Landis Loses AppealAmerican cyclist Floyd Landis lost his final chance to retain his 2006 Tour de France title, as a three-person panel of the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld a previous ruling that his positive doping test during the race was valid.

*from the WSJ, June 30, 2008

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