Wouldn’t want to be Lance

The road season is starting and Armstrong is already getting grilled by the press. Will he make it seven tours this year? I don’t know, but it’s unlikely that he’ll give up the chance of the title without a fight. I mentioned this a while back, but here’s an update on the ProTour.

After months of planning and political shenanigans, the jewel of the UCI’s cycling reform, the ProTour, kicked off in Issy-les-Moulineaux with the four kilometre prologue that opened this year’s Paris-Nice. Despite the fact that Paris-Nice organisers ASO are still at odds with the UCI over some aspects of the ProTour, there were no obstacles put in the way of the first day of competition

Mountain Bike Action Magazine tested an 18.5lb Full Suspension Extralight a few months ago and they’ve still not broken it, despite ignoring the owners manual instructions for suitable use. Here’s the running report.

This isn’t about bikes, directly but if the government gets it’s way lots of people will have less money to spend on bikes if they own a computer:

Computer tax set to replace TV licence fee

THE BBC licence fee should be replaced by a tax on the ownership of a
personal computer instead of a television, ministers said yesterday.

Tessa Jowell told the BBC that the licence fee would be retained for at
least another ten years until 2017 in return for abolishing the Board of
Governors. But the Culture Secretary conceded that technological
advances would mean that a fee based on “television ownership could
become redundant”. More

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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