Team Soulcraft writes:
It's not every day that former Tour de France champion (?) Floyd Landis comes to town for a charity ride and shows up in your bike shop to borrow your autistic mechanic's Soulcraft while there's a dog fight going on in front of him, and after the ride proclaims the Soulcraft to be "one sweet ride." But, it happened today.Soulcraft makes custom steel frames in Petaluma. I like the high flange wheels. These must be Royales.
And Beth Bikes offers this from the Track Nats::
"here is me and meg kickin' it with floyd landis."
Racejunkie provides the definitive solution to end doping in the peloton for all time.
As pointed out in a comment, there was another Federal Case involving Landis (and co-conspirator Martha Stewart) that we'd missed,
It seems to have been dismissed. Can any of the attorneys here figure out why?
And you think cycling is a marginal sport with PED problems, Dept.
Leave the pros alone.. leave floyd alone. He was forced into it.. it was peer pressure.. He caved big deal.
Anyway. . …. . Look at any sport.. any sport. Doping is present in them all. Even in fucking race walking. Whats more surpising, the fact they were doping or the fact that people compete in race walking?
Alas, poor bike, we hardly new ye, Dept.
Back home last Friday from a 9 day stay at the hospital following my accident, I've managed to look at the bike that was brand spanking new at the end of June.
I wonder if I have any carbon nanotubes in the lacerations? That could be a whole new type of injury.
The insurance company hasn't returned my calls once I faxed them the police report that concluded, with four witness statements (including the driver), that it was the driver's fault. Maybe they didn't like the replacement bike cost quoted from the Competitive Cyclist. I offered them broken parts only for less, and they seemed not to like that either. I guess I'll need to take the next step and refer this all to a personal injury attorney.
I talked to one of the witnesses, who had come down the hill behind me in his car. We were going about 30 mph, and the driver pulled in front of me when we were 50-60 feet apart. He said I braked and veered, and the driver stopped. (At about 44 feet-per-second, that's 1.25 seconds to do anything.) He was amazed that I didn't go straight into it. He said the fender on the SUV was dented, the rear side window broken, and the frame of that window bent, presumably by the helmet.
The CHP on scene, seeing the cracked frame, reported "minor" damage to the bike. I guess as long as it is basically in one piece it is considered "minor". You just apply a torch and bend the frame back, right?