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BOSTON Traffic is crawling bumper to bumper on Soldiers Field Road, a major artery leading to Cambridge and downtown Boston, as Mark Rabinsky parks his car near the Charles River, takes out his bike and prepares to cycle the rest of the way to his job at Harvard University.

Published in Style
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 15:32

Murphy's Law

Sooner or later a shot to the pride comes. Little did I know that last Tuesday the universe declared open season on my pride.

The day was not the greatest to begin with. Right in the middle of a good stretch of rain, already I had to bite the bit. I had to bike to work. Ordinarily that's not a problem; I enjoy the ride. A rainy day has the habit of dowsing the parade, but I was not complaining. Not at all.

I make my way to work. And yeah, I get wet, but not all that bad. But then, while waiting at a cross-walk, this dink in a mini-van managed to hit a nice, deep puddle at a good speed to sufficiently soak me. And there I was thinking I could get no wetter.

Published in Adventure

ORRINGTON - The wheels are always turning at the Winslow home in Orrington. Terri Winslow and her husband Doug have been bicycling in the Trek Across Maine since 2009, and in order to stay race ready they ride as often as they can, even peddling in their living room during the cold Maine winters.

"I ride all winter long on my trainer," Winslow said. "And I try to do 300 miles on the road before the Trek, which takes three solid months of training."

Published in Adventure
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:29

UCI agrees to strip Armstrong of Tour titles

GENEVA - Forget the seven Tour de France victories. Forget the yellow jersey celebrations on the Champs Elysees. Forget the name that dominated the sport of cycling for so many years.

As far as cycling's governing body is concerned, Lance Armstrong is out of the record books.

Once considered the greatest rider in Tour history, the American was cast out Monday by his sport, formally stripped of his seven titles and banned for life for his involvement in what U.S. sports authorities describe as a massive doping program that tainted all of his greatest triumphs.

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