Doping Prosecutors and Judges May Reduce Athlete Sanctions

Following up on earlier recent posts: Pounding the French to Delay Landis Inquiry Le Monde says Pereiro Positive for Salbutamol The Los Angeles Times reports (link requires registration): Anti-doping group to show some leniency International agency will drop rigid stance and change sanction rules on stimulant violations seen as minor or unwitting. LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND … [Read more...]

Pounding the French to Delay Landis Inquiry

Agence France Presse reports : World Anti-Doping Agency chief Richard "Dick" Pound (pictured, right) said Wednesday that he has asked the French anti-doping agency (AFLD) to postpone its investigation into Floyd Landis (pictured below, left) until the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency ends its inquiry. Landis tested positive for a skewed testosterone-epitestosterone ration following Stage 17 of the 2006 … [Read more...]

Le Monde says Pereiro Positive for Salbutamol

Spaniard Oscar Pereiro (Caisse d'Epargne), who finished second to Floyd Landis in the 2006 Tour de France, twice tested positive for the banned substance salbutamol during the race, French newspaper Le Monde alleged Thursday January 18 on its website. h/t: VeloNews … [Read more...]


Discovery Channel has fleshed out its 28-man roster for 2007, signing Spanish climber Alberto Contador, British trackie Steve Cummings (pictured) and U.S. mountain biker-turned roadie John Devine. Discovery's 28-man roster includes: Ivan Basso (I) Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Jani Brajkovic (Slo) Alberto Contador (Sp) Tony Cruz (USA) Steve Cummings (GBR) Tom Danielson … [Read more...]

Cannondale Recall – Brake Failure

Cannondale Voluntarily Recalls 145 of its 2007 Road Bikes JANUARY 10, 2007 -- BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)--Cannondale and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have been working together since November to recall 145 of its 2007 road bikes due to brake failure. According to the CPSC Recall Alert, the recalled road bicycles are the Six 13 Team 1, Six 13 Team1/Compact Drive, Synapse Carbon SL1 … [Read more...]

Street Safety For Roadies


So have you ever wondered who is trying to make our cities safer for us Roadies. Well in the Los Angeles Times newspaper there is an article about a woman (Monica Howe) who has become the voice of cycling in Los Angeles. She is fighting everyday to make the politicians create safer roads, create bike lanes, and have signs posted. We should all strive to make our cities more bike friendly. Lets … [Read more...]

In Triathlons, There is No Try, There is Only Tri or Not Tri

Forgive the paraphrasing of Star Wars' Yoda in the article title, but the diminuitive Jedi's advice seemed appropo. So the time has come for bfntg (big fat new tri guy) to start his training program. But first we must find out his current life style patterns. The things that we need to find out will be what he eats, when he eats it, and how much of it he does eat (he keeps saying he is … [Read more...]

RECALL: Bicycle Pedals Recalled by Time Sport International

Bicycle Pedals Recalled by Time Sport International Due to Fall Hazard Name of Product: Time RXS Titan Carbon, RXS Carbon, RXS and RXE Bicycle Pedals Units: About 18,000 Distributor/Importer: TIME SPORT INTERNATIONAL/ATAC 2001 Inc., of Montecito, Calif. Hazard: The pedal's bearing cap can fail causing the pedal to come off the bicycle. This poses a fall hazard for … [Read more...]

Triathlon Diary – T Minus 3 Weeks

What have I gotten myself into?'s owner and my friend, VeloGuy, has shamed me into considering doing my first triathlon. How bad is this? I'll be 44 next month, I'm 6 feet tall and hover in the low 270 poind range. I've chosen the handle bfntg -- short for Big Fat New Tri Guy -- and am not yet willing to use my real name in order not to needlessly humiliate my wife and six … [Read more...]