Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Professional road racers use Berner's uniquely oversized rear derailleur cages because they say that it reduce drivetrain friction because of its huge 15-tooth pulleys. Jason Smith of friction-facts.com confirmed that it does reduce friction through an independent testing. However, the advantage is pretty small at just 1.76 watts compared to a standard Shimano Dura-Ace setup.
You can download Jason Smith's detailed report for free: http://www.friction-facts.com/test-results/free-reports
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
A West Seattle marathon mom Sarah Tatterson, 37 refused to be victimized by a bike thief. She saw a man stealing her husband's bicycle from her open garage on June 6, 2013, while she was in a room folding clothes.
Tatterson, is a Long-distance runner and she was ready to catch the bike thief no matter how many miles it takes.
"It was on instinct, a primal instinct of justice really," said Tatterson, who continued to chase the man after he ditched the bike. "I'm running and screaming, 'Call 911. This man's trying to steal my bike,"
Tatterson describes the thief as in his late 40s, looked her straight in the eye and still continued to take off with the bike, which only angered her even more.
“At that point I was determined to get it back,” she explained. ‘I’m like, ‘Sorry buddy.’ He looked me straight in the eye and kept going with the bike which made me angry for thinking he was bigger and stronger.”
Her neighbors heard her and called the cops, and some run with her to catch the thief. About 10 blocks from her house police arrived and arrested the suspect.
During the chase, the man asked Tatterson to back off but she refused.
"My response to him was, 'Look I was going to run six miles today, but I could probably do twelve,'" she said.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Hundreds of cyclists in LA hit the streets in nude on Saturday afternoon. The World Naked Bike Ride are in LA, they rode about 15 miles starting in Elysian Park and went through Echo Park, downtown and Chinatown.
This was the 10th anniversary of the World Naked Bike Ride, that is celebrated annually across the world. They promote cleaner air through use of bicycles and lessen the use of cars.
However, not everyone was happy a man participating in the naked bike ride was punched while riding along the Los Angeles River Greenway Trail in Elysian Valley. There were two suspects one male and one female. A glass bottle was also thrown in the direction of the bikers.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Mauro Santambrogio, 28 has been suspended by the International Cycling Union (UCI) after testing positive for blood-boosting hormone EPO.
He was tested on the first day of the Giro d'Italia on 4 May before he went on to win stage 14 of the race.
He is the second member from the Vini-Fantini team to test positive for EPO, after Danilo Di Luca.
The UCI says Santambrogio has the right to attend the analysis of his B sample.
UCI statement said: "The decision to provisionally suspend this rider was made in response to a report from the WADA-accredited laboratory in Rome indicating an adverse analytical finding of EPO in his urine sample collected at the Giro d' Italia on 4th May 2013.
"The provisional suspension of Mr. Santambrogio remains in force until a hearing panel convened by the Italian Cycling Federation determines whether he has committed an anti-doping rule violation under Article 21 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules."
Source BBC Sports