Cycling

How to remove a bike lock when you’ve lost the key

Stephanie’s old bike has had an albatross of a chain around its handlebars for years. The key is long lost, and the chain is wrapped around the front of the frame between the handlebars and the fork. There are two commonly accepted ways of dealing with this problem. First, and most obviously, dissemble the bike. […]

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Pasadena loves cycling. No, wait: it doesn’t!

The route for the 2008 Tour of California was released a few days back. Pasadena was lucky enough to score the final stage – a road race from Santa Clarita to Pasadena, concluding with a circuit race in Pasadena. Cycling isn’t a really popular sport in the US, but Pasadena is sure to rake in […]

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The United States *owns* the Tour de France

As of today, the US Discovery Channel cycling team has riders in first and third — Contador and Leipheimer respectively — in the GC at the Tour de France. They lead the team race by nearly 17 minutes. Contador will hold rights to both the white (by 13:31 over Soler) and yellow (by 1:53 over […]

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