- The Cabathlete did the race on a CaBi because he thought it would be fun and he forgot to buy a bike.
- "When the 16-year-old shot Neil Godleski off his bike and killed him at close range, he was a ward of the city's Department of Youth Rehabilitative Services. He was staying at Dupree House, then a halfway house in Petworth that has since closed. Dupree House was known as a filthy place with scarce counseling and open doors, yet it continued to get city contracts. Why? It was operated by Associates for Renewal in Education, a nonprofit whose president was Thomas Gore, a very close associate of Mayor Vincent Gray. You might recall that Gore recently plead guilty to paying off mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown to harass incumbent Adrian Fenty, then destroyed the evidence. He awaits sentencing."
- "Maryland’s Montgomery County is considering a $2.1 million plan to expand Capital Bikeshare to more than 48 locations, including Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Friendship Heights and the NIH/Medical Center Metro station. Funding for the 350 bikes and their respective stations will be a combination of money from state grants, the county and the private sector....While passage of both bills wouldn’t necessarily mean that D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare would be coming to Montgomery County, Berliner says whatever bikesharing program there is in Montgomery County would have to be integrated with the city’s." Nancy Floreen thinks the County needs to invest in bike infrastructure first. I think you can do that in parallel. MoCo is pretty bikable in the places that matter. And still more here in the Post "To help pay for transportation projects, such as bike stations, the county taxes new residential and commercial buildings and additions to commercial properties — $2.8 million in fiscal 2010. But while the tax funds bike paths and lockers and other projects aimed at reducing congestion, it can’t pay for the stations because they aren’t explicitly included in the county code. A second measure would allow developers to secure county permits for docking stations more quickly and cheaply."
- I will concede that Lance Armstrong's case with USADA has a stench of unfairness to it, but that doesn't mean he's innocent of the charges (which I'm now convinced he is not). And it certainly doesn't make him an angel. There's a lot to admire about Lance Armstrong, but like most people he's complicated and flawed.