I had the day off yesterday, and so took a few hours to ride the CCT/GBT/MBT loop. Things have really changed since I last did it 2 years ago - especially on the CCT. So many new buildings going up. I rode the new bike lanes on Hamilton and there is a very odd bike lane at one of the intersections that I would've taken a photo of if my phone had not died. The real event on Hamilton was that I was nearly struck by lightening. I think it hit the chimney of the house next to me. A few cars had their car alarms go off and I felt what I can only describe as a push, like a sudden gust of wind. Let's just say that my bike shorts suddenly got warmer on the front. Scary stuff.
- "A bicyclist left the scene after colliding with and damaging a vehicle on June 17 at Follin Lane and Maple Avenue, E., Vienna police said"
- "With U.S. cities like Chicago poised to launch new bike programs (and ongoing programs in D.C. and Minneapolis, which have yet to reject them or descend into totalitarian states (in the utopian sense or otherwise)), it's increasingly clear the bike sharing is here to stay." And the bike-sharing whine-o-meter.
- Lance Armstrong gives an interview and claims that winning the TdF was impossible without doping as the 100th Tour de France begins today. American Tejay van Garderen is a top contender.