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Tuvizo Gear Official

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The UK just saved £7bn in health costs cos people are biking. #News scoop here http://ow.ly/PWPGb c/o @IBtimes +IBTimes UK. Who else still doubts #cycling?
Carbon emissions are also reduced by using the sustainable transport mode.
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+John Poteet Considering Cameron always strolls around atop a saddle, your idea should have gotten on his head long ago! lol
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Natu Nobilis

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Muzz Mackay

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How do my arthritic knees feel when exercise ?
Cycling: They are OK for a couple of hours then the left one gets a bit annoying.
Running The right one starts off quite sore but the pain eases off and moves to the outside, the left one gets sore after about 30 mins rather like cycling.
Swimming: Right knee sore most of the time and I believe this is what has made my right knee sore running as it wasn't too bad before !

May stop swimming for a month or two. 
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Jeremy Duck

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Marshalling Owler triathlon by Trispiritevents with ARCC. 
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Bill Rollins

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Nice 12 mile ride on the Northern Rail Trail.
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Nice to see another Rail Trail Rider here! Was beginning to think that only Roadies and racers hung out! Have a most excellent day! :)
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Steven Groff

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BLM officials say a cyclist who couldn't hold it is responsible for starting a fire that scorched more than 73 acres in the Boise foothills.
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Why burn the TP??? I would have just buried it along with the poo....
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Montague Bikes

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Have you already heard of America's first Park&Pedal network?

Park & Pedal™ is a free network of parking lot hubs conveniently located cycling distance from your city’s employment centers, allowing you to park your car in a designated spot, and pedal your bike to work, avoiding “last-mile” congestion.

This great, non-profit program will be launched on July 31st at DCR's Herter Park on Soldiers Field Road in Boston. If you are around, stop by for some free coffee, free food, the chance to win 5 brand new Montague bicycles and so much more!

More information can be found at http://www.parkandpedal.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/1511021979188249/

Park&Pedal - Making bike commuting accessible for all.
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Mike Fire

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Saw these 2 beauties in a store window in Copenhagen. Any ideas?
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I recognise the second one with the funky bars. I think it was from one of those handmade bike shows.
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Isaac Addae

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Someone told me about a service where you send the bike to a local bike shop, and then it is disassembled and sent to a bike shop near your destination then reassembled. Anyone familiar with this?
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Petty much any bike shop will do this for you.
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Rafael Villanueva

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A little #Trek #Domane love this morning... 
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Natu Nobilis

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Nice trick photo.
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Natu Nobilis

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The not so grim reaper. 
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Tracy Huebner

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On this day:
At 25th July of 1999, Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France, the sport’s most prestigious race. He was only the second American to win the race.

Lance Armstrong, (born September 18, 1971, Plano, Texas, U.S.), American cyclist, who was the only rider to win seven Tour de France titles (1999–2005) but who was later stripped of all his titles after an investigation revealed that he was the key figure in a wide-ranging doping conspiracy while he compiled his Tour victories.

Armstrong entered sports at a young age, excelling in both swimming and cycling, and by the time he was a teenager he was competing in triathlons and swimming competitions. Before his high-school graduation the junior national team of the U.S. Cycling Federation had recruited him.

Armstrong competed in Moscow at the Junior World Championships and in 1990 won the U.S. Amateur Championships. In 1992 he turned professional when he joined the Motorola team, and one year later he became the second youngest man to win in world road racing. Armstrong won stages of the Tour de France in both 1993 and 1995 but withdrew from three of four Tours he attempted from 1993 to 1996.

After the 1996 Tour de France Armstrong fell ill, and in October his physicians diagnosed testicular cancer, which had by that time also spread to his lungs and brain. He underwent chemotherapy and surgery, which were considered his best chances for survival. Months of treatments followed before he could attempt his comeback in a sport so demanding that some doctors questioned whether he could bear the strains of a three-week race like the Tour de France. 

In June 1998 he won his first important race since his cancer was diagnosed, the Tour of Luxembourg. Previously Armstrong had been a specialist in one-day races, but late in 1998, after a fourth-place finish in the three-week Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), he was persuaded to change his training regime and compete in the next Tour de France.

On July 25, 1999, Armstrong became the second American to win the Tour de France and the first to win for an American team (three-time winner Greg LeMond had raced with European teams). Riding with the U.S. Postal Service team, Armstrong won the 3,630-km (2,256-mile), 22-day race by 7 minutes 37 seconds.

During the Tour he fought allegations of doping, because traces of a banned substance, corticosteroid, from a prescription skin cream he used for saddle sores, were found in his urine. The International Cycling Union (Union Cycliste Internationale; UCI) cleared him, but he continued to endure accusations of doping, especially from the French press. 

Thus, Armstrong felt his July 23, 2000, win of the Tour de France to be a vindication of his 1999 win and an answer to his critics. He won the Tour again in 2001 and 2002, relying on his strength in the mountain climbs. In 2003 he overcame crashes and illness to claim his fifth consecutive Tour de France, tying a record set by Miguel Indurain. He surpassed Indurain in 2004 when he won his sixth consecutive race. After winning his seventh Tour in 2005, Armstrong retired from the sport, but in September 2008 he announced that he was returning to competitive racing. He placed third in the 2009 Tour de France and stepped away from competitive racing permanently in 2011.

In May 2010 a U.S. federal grand jury investigation into doping allegations against Armstrong was initiated. That year Armstrong finished 23rd in what he had announced, prior to the race’s start, to be his final Tour de France. He retired for a second time in February 2011 and thereafter began competing in triathlons. The 2010 grand jury investigation was closed in February 2012 with no criminal charges filed against Armstrong.

In June of that year the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) alleged that Armstrong and five of his associates, three doctors, a manager, and a trainer, had been part of a decadelong doping conspiracy beginning in the late 1990s. According to USADA, Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs, including erythropoietin (EPO) and human growth hormone and distributed drugs to other cyclists. USADA also accused Armstrong of having undergone blood transfusions and testosterone injections. The allegations resulted in his immediate ban from triathlon competition. 

In August 2012 he declined to enter USADA’s arbitration process, which led the agency to announce that it would strip him of all his prizes and awards from August 1998 forwar, including his seven Tour de France titles and enact a lifetime ban from cycling and any other sport that follows the World Anti-Doping Code. Armstrong stated that his decision to no longer contest them was not an admission of guilt but was instead a result of his weariness with the process.

Despite Armstrong’s continued protestations of his innocence, the evidence of his doping was so overwhelming that in October 2012 he was officially stripped of his titles and banned from the sport when the UCI accepted USADA’s findings. In January 2013, during a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey, Armstrong finally admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs from the mid-1990s through 2005.

Apart from his racing career, Armstrong dedicated himself to campaigning for cancer awareness and established a foundation to further that goal. His Lance Armstrong Foundation became one of the largest organizations funding cancer research in the U.S., and the foundation’s iconic yellow rubber “Livestrong” bracelet was a trendy fashion accessory for a time in the early years of the 2000s. 

However, in the wake of his doping scandal, he stepped down as the foundation’s chairman and as a member of its board of directors, and the charity officially changed its name to the Livestrong Foundation. He published the memoirs 'It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life' (2000) and 'Every Second Counts' (2003), both coauthored by Sally Jenkins.

#LanceArmstrong   #Cycling
#Cyclist   #RoadRaceCyclist
#TourDeFrance   #Sports
#LeBoss   #BigTex
#Onthisday   #90sMemories
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+PJ Garcia that has always happened and always will
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Rafael Villanueva

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Some more #Trek #Domane love in front of Levi's stadium. Guess there's a big Fútbol match being played tomorrow... 
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dark matter

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Couldn't seat at home after work knowing I am so close to the first 500km mark on my new bike... so I went for a ride:)
Got a puncture at the end, still I am calling it a win;)
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Darren Janifer

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Can't find it in me to sell a bike that I'm not riding. I guess they call those #CyclistsProblems. 
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Thanks for the info!!
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Bob Caston

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Bicycle Tornado. Athens, GA, 2001
160 reclaimed bikes were bent and welded together to form a tornado. Inspired initially by the Wizard of Oz, Christopher found that people connected with it through personal memories, seeing used bicycles that reminded them of their own childhood and the freedom that bikes represent.
http://www.cfennell.org/installations/vessels/athens_bicycle/athens_bicycle.html
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Rafael Villanueva

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60 miles on a hot day. I'm beat... #Trek #Domane 
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We used to ride it every saturday when I was in jr high and high school then hit the rope swing at Nimbus dam. 
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Davide Protti

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He seems to have new sponsor, too (Rockefeller -- a German office equipment supplier AIUI).
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