Cyclinkfest Friday February 23, 2007

It's Cycling Linkfest (Cyclinkfest) Friday VeloGuy is in Solvang today, so I'm doing the blogging for the early part of the day. As we see here in California during the Amgen Tour, cycling isn't just an activity... it's a community. A hard-core community. In the spirit of community, here are deserving shout-outs to some of the better cycling sites this week: Cyclicious' Fritz blogs … [Read more...]

Amgen Tour of California – Stage 3 – Stockton to San Jose – A Stage of Huge Proportions

Team CSC's Jens Voigt takes his first U.S. stage victory in San Jose in stage three of the 2007 Amgen Tour of California Discovery Channel's Levi Leipheimer Retains Overall Lead While Race's Toughest Climb Separates Riders and Shakes Up Remaining General Classification Leaders SAN JOSE, February 21, 2007 – After facing the brutal Sierra Road Category 1 climb approaching San Jose, Team … [Read more...]

AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA – STAGE 2 – Santa Rosa to Sacramento, CA.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger awards leader jersey to Levi Leipheimer, who retains lead after Sacramento finish U.S. Cyclists Continue Close Contention in Top-Three Overall Places SACRAMENTO, February 20, 2007 – Following a long, hard day of racing as nearly 150 elite cyclists competing in the 2007 Amgen Tour of California traveled from Santa Rosa to Sacramento, Team CSC sprinter … [Read more...]

Overheard on the Amgen Tour of California

One of the beauties of world class bike tours, is the world class character of the men who ride. Fierce competitors, but honorable sportsmen who respect their foes. With all of the talk of drugs and doping, its great to listen to these road warriors talk about their sport and the peleton in their own voices. Here's are a few choice comments from stages 1 and 2. Levi Leipheimer (Santa … [Read more...]

AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA – STAGE 1 – Sausalito to Santa Rosa, CA.

So as the riders of the Amgen Tour of California rolled out to take on Stage #1, they had to be impressed with the incredible landscape that they were going to witness over the next 97.2 miles, with views of the Pacific Ocean, and the rolling hills of the Redwood Forest. But the fun, as they say, ends there. The riders faced their first real challenge when they rode from Mill Valley up to Mt. … [Read more...]

Cyclinkfest Friday February 16, 2007

It's Cycling Linkfest (Cyclinkfest) Friday Cash, drugs, sex and bikes Cyclicious' Fritz comments on the quotation: "Bikes are one of the four commodities of the street — cash, drugs, sex, and bikes. You can virtually exchange one for another." -- Victor Veysey, San Francisco bike mechanic, messenger, and chief of The Bike Hut. Bicycle buffer plan commands legislators' serious … [Read more...]

World-Class Cyclists Announced for this Weekend’s 2007 AMGEN Tour of California

BICYCLE.NET will be on-site cover the race. PROFESSIONAL CYCLING ROAD RACE BEGINS SUNDAY IN SAN FRANCISCO February 18-25 Race Receives Highest UCI Designation for a Race Outside Europe LOS ANGELES, February 14, 2007 – The world-class roster of teams and cyclists – considered to be the finest collection of talent to compete in a U.S. stage race – entered in the 2007 … [Read more...]

Tuesday Cycling Trivia

This Oscar-winning actress played a character named Judy in her first non-TV bike-themed movie. Name the actress and the movie in the comments. Nah... it's not any of those, above. … [Read more...]

Floyd Landis Racing in France in 2007 — Non!

BIKINGBIS reports: Floyd Landis promised French anti-doping authorities on Thursday that he won't race in the upcoming Tour de France, or any French bike race, this year. In return, the French anti-doping agency said it would postpone its case against Landis until after the US Anti-Doping Agency rules on the charges. This should be a surprise to no one. Here it is February. Landis has … [Read more...]

Cyclinkfest Friday February 9, 2007

It's Cycling Linkfest (Cyclinkfest) Friday 2007 Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour Route Announced - USA The Denver Post Ride The Rockies, presented by Wells Fargo, has announced the route for its 22nd annual bicycle tour, June 17 - 23, 2007. Huntsville adventure racer set to cross America in 12-day race Huntsville Forester - Huntsville,Ontario,Canada Perhaps there is, but … [Read more...]