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Australia may have brought us a Tour de France winner but it looks like the country is still dominated by petrolheads going on this cover from The Australian magazine. Commentary on the magazine cover can be found over at The Ride.

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Moulton Bicycle Aka Bicycle Of The Future (1963)

From British Pathé’s collection of archival films.

A P-plate driver who used her mobile phone behind the wheel 44 times before running down a cyclist near Koroit has been fined $4500 and lost her licence for nine months.

Kimberley Davis, 21, of Grant Street, Port Fairy, yesterday pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to dangerous driving. She was originally charged with 47 offences covering each time she had used her phone.

The cyclist suffered a spinal fracture which required surgery and placement in a spinal cage at Melbourne’s Austin Hospital. He was originally told he could be left a paraplegic and spent three months recovering. He also suffered a broken big toe and lacerations to his head and body.

The court heard that the victim couldn’t believe that Davis rang triple-0 after the accident but refused to offer him help after she parked 100 metres up the road. Even more stunning was Davis’ answers when interviewed by police two days after the accident and asked about using her phone.

“I just don’t care because I’ve already been through a lot of bullshit and my car is like pretty expensive and now I have to fix it,” she told a police officer. “I’m kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don’t agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn’t on my phone when I hit the cyclist.”

“In the Northern Territory, adults riding on footpaths or bike paths don’t have to wear a helmet. It’s worth noting that census figures show Darwin has the nation’s highest percentage of people cycling to work.”
“…it should be noted that the average ambulating Australian has significantly more chance of being killed by lightning than by a cyclist”

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If I can’t have cobbles anymore, that’s fine, I will just have to settle for the dirt farm tracks of one of my favorite races of the year, Tro-Bro Léon. We talked for a long time about whether it was best to shoot Amstel over TBL - on a professional level, yes, most likely. In the end though, it was hard not to give the nod to a race we truly love. This one is special - can’t wait for Sunday.

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Parkcycle - Pedal Powered Park

REBAR - PARK(ing) DAY, San Francisco, Kalifornien, USA

CC: affinity1

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I think the Hell of the North thing has always been stuck in my head to a degree that it has become my nemesis. I have ended up starting it twice (I think) in my career. Both times I didn’t finish. So when I was asked by my team if I’d do Paris Roubaix at Milan San Remo three weeks ago I gave them a puzzled look, as if to say, ‘You’re joking right?’ They know me though, and reminded me it was my last year and Roubaix is such a monument of a race it would be silly not to.

(via Fi’zi:k - The Project)

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Bradley Wiggins after finishing ninth in this year’s Paris-Roubaix from Team Sky’s photo gallery.

I’m in.

Tumblr meet up at the Roobaix chaps?

So anyone doing the Melburn Roobaix this year?

Israeli engineer and systems developer Izhar Gafni has invented a cardboard bicycle that’s strong, waterproof and costs less than £10 to manufacture (+ movie).

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Niki Terpstra rides away in this year’s Paris-Roubaix. Photograph comes from Inner Ring’s The Moment the Race Was Won.