If you're reading this, then the world didn't end
Danville, VA - A trestle on the Virginia Creeper Trail was wiped out by a recent tornado.
Ottawa, Canada - Ottawa started a Bixi system on the scale of SmartBike, 100 bikes at 10 stations. They call it a very familiar-sounding Capital Bixi. It's sponsored by a leading national communications company.
Austin, TX - Thing are not looking good for Lance Armstrong. First, Tyler Hamilton went on 60 minutes and said that he used performance-enhancing drugs with Armstrong and then, worse, George Hincapie reportedly testified to the same thing. Hamilton has been busted for doping before, but Hincapie has not. As Forrest Whitaker said in "The Enemy Within," no one believes an accusation, but everyone believes a confession. Hamilton has turned over his 2004 Gold medal (which somewhat undermines claims he's lying to promote his book). Congratulations to Viatcheslav Ekimov, Bobby Julich and Michael Rogers on their 2004 wins.
Ventura County, CA - "A 49-year-old Hummer driver was arrested yesterday evening and charged with vehicular manslaughter for his role in a series of three hit-and-run accidents he perpetrated while under the influence, according to the Ventura County Star. Satnam Singh of Ventura struck and injured a pair of bicyclists, a family in a pickup truck, and, in the last collision, killed a 20-year-old man."
Cannes - A new candidate for the best bicycle movies is out: The Kid with a Bike. "“The Kid With a Bike” tells the alternately brutal and tender tale of 11-year-old Cyril, left in a children’s home by his feckless father; Samantha, a hairdresser who almost by accident becomes his surrogate mother; and the bike he pedals furiously through a chaotic world."