Police vs. Red Light Running Cyclist

by editors on March 28, 2013

Just another happy interaction between a cyclist and the ever so polite public servants of Vancouver, BC.

[Link: TangoZippo]

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Dr. Michele Ferrari And The Lies

by editors on December 14, 2012

We’re posting this because everyone is talking about it and everyone has an opinion. Our thoughts on the interview? Italian always sounds so lovely, truthful, and smooth. Would be nice to just take everyone at their word wouldn’t it?

[Link via VeloNews]

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Mountain Bike Groper Pleads Guilty

by editors on November 9, 2012

What kind of man would roll around Washington DC on his mountain bike and grab women’s asses? Well, according to a story in the Washington Post, it is allegedly 31-year-old St. Regis Hotel worker Oscar Mauricio Cornejo-Pena.

The case attracted attention after photographer Liz Gorman went public after she was groped, sparking a discussion about women who are grabbed, stared at and worse as they walk along public streets. . . Gorman said she didn’t see her attacker’s face, and her case was not included in the charges filed upon Cornejo-Pena’s arrest. But other women gave police detailed and matching descriptions, including the suspect’s gray baseball hat with an Under Armour logo, black bike and green backpack.

Cornejo-Pena, who is reportedly “good looking, charming” and well studied guy, has plead guilty to four counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse. So remember ladies, the next time you hang out the side window of a speeding car to slap the ass of a handsome cyclist, you too could be going to jail.

[Link: Washington Post]

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Former Tour de France Winner’s Bad Day

by editors on October 17, 2012

Lance DidntOh, did you hear the one about the famous cyclist who stepped down from his cancer foundation and got cut by his major sponsor all in the same day? Our favorite was the brevity of the press release. Here it is in full:

Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we have terminated our contract with him. Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in any manner. . . Nike plans to continue support of the Livestrong initiatives created to unite, inspire and empower people affected by cancer.

And he still says he did nothing to deserve any of this. We do however, agree with Deadspin’s Drew Magary when he says, “Hey, Phil Knight. We now have insurmountable evidence that you’re a dipshit.”

In other news:
Radioshack, Anheuser-Busch, Giro, and Trek Drop Armstrong

[Links: VeloNews and Nike]

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RadioShack Cuts GM Johan Bruyneel

by editors on October 12, 2012

Irelands1002 220The fallout from the USADA Reasoned Decision report continues to roll with the “dismissal” of Johan Bruyneel from the Radioshack-Nissan-Trek cycling team, according to a story on

“Acting in mutual agreement, on October 12 Leopard SA and Johan Bruyneel decided to end their collaboration. From this day on, Johan Bruyneel will no longer act in the position of General Manager of cycling team RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK,” a statement from the Luxembourg-based team reads.

We’re guessing this will not be the last change we’ll see in cycling. Click the link for the rest of the story.

[Link: Cycling News]

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Lance Armstrong: The Decade Of Lies

by editors on October 11, 2012

There’s nothing funnier than watching someone lie through their teeth for over 10 year and here, in this clip created by The Telegraph UK, is Lance Armstrong doing what he’s done and continues to do today: lies, lies, lies, yeah.

Click the link to follow the latest developments in the USADA case against the former really good cyclist.

[Link: Telegraph UK]

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Bike Thief Shot Dead In China

by editors on October 9, 2012

Have to admit, there would probably be fewer bike thefts in the United States if our often trigger happy police officers pointed their rage in the right direction like they do in China, according to a story on

A man accused of stealing electric bicycles in Central China’s Henan province was shot dead when he assaulted police with a brick last week, the local government said on Monday. . . The 38-year-old man, surnamed Wang, was allegedly caught stealing an electric tricycle together with a female suspect surnamed Zhang at a hospital in Wenxian county at about 10:20 am on Oct 4. Zhang was apprehended by police at the scene, but Wang tried to escape in a car, according to a statement from the Wenxian county public security bureau.

Steal a bike get shot.

[Link: China Daily]

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Ashland’s Psychiatrist Trail Saboteur

by editors on October 1, 2012

JacksonJackson Dempsey, 57, a psychiatrist employed by Oregon’s Jackson County, has been arrested in connection with mountain bike trail sabotaging in the Ashland, Oregon watershed trails, according to a story in the Mail Tribune.

Jackson Tyler Dempsey, 57, of Ashland, was arrested July 22 after he admitted to laying nylon cord, nails and vegetation along trails on multiple occasions because he “did not like downhill mountain bikers,” according to a report from the U.S. Forest Service officer who arrested Dempsey. . . Ashland mountain biker Bill Roussel said that on July 22 he spotted a man walking on the mountain biking trails and reported him to a Forest Service officer. . . Dempsey was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault and three counts of reckless endangerment. He is due in court Oct. 29 to face the charges. . . Three mountain bikers sustained minor injuries because of hitting either the cords or vegetation that Dempsey admitted to placing across the trail, according to the report.

This leaves us thinking about the quality services he must provide the local mental health community, and that we’re glad we saw a guy that looked like Dempsey while we were riding up White Rabbit, and not the other way around.

[Link: Mail Tribune]

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The Economics Of Bike Theft

by editors on September 24, 2012

Tumblr M9Frrjnmif1R1P25EPriceonomics, the site that bills itself as “the price guide for everything” has an interesting economics based post on the business of bicycle theft and why every single bicycle owner in the world will have a bike stolen eventually.

Using this risk-return framework for crime, it begins to be clear why there is so much bike theft. For all practical purposes, stealing a bike is risk-free crime. It turns out there is a near zero chance you will be caught stealing a bike (see here) and if you are, the consequences are minimal. . . Bike thievery is essentially a risk-free crime. If you were a criminal, that might just strike your fancy. If Goldman Sachs didn’t have more profitable market inefficiencies to exploit, they might be out there arbitraging stolen bikes.

Click the link for the rest of the story and remember, bike thieves are assholes so lock your bike

[Link: Priceonomics]

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Bike Shop Employee Goes To Jail

by editors on September 24, 2012

Bicycle Bobs Logo2Nicolas Paul Rouhas, an employee of Bicycle Bob’s In Santa Barbara, California is going to jail for 210 days after pleading guilty to stealing 13 bicycles from his employer, according to a story on

District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced on Friday that Nicholas Paul Rouhas stole 13 bicycles worth $42,370 from the bike shop and sold many of them on eBay. . . A police investigation revealed that Rouhas embezzled merchandise and small amounts of cash over a three-year period.

Guess Rouhas, like most bike shop employees just thought he should be getting paid more, unfortunately, he took the wrong path to a pay raise. You can’t ride a bike in jail.


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