We start with ass pain, the kind of pain that comes early in the season when your hind quarters are sensitive to long rides. But then we shift to a genuine pain in the keister, with Lance Armstrong. He’s going to be riding Bike Monkey’s Fish Rock event, which is good for them, considering the attention it will bring the event, but none of the locals want to see him win. And it looks like Ole Tex will have his date in court after all. A federal judge has cleared the fraud suit brought by Floyd Landis to go to trial. After all of Armstrong’s legal team’s many strategies were put down, the suit, for $32M, is going to be fully litigated.
Hottie is back and he has a fascinating interview with Rebecca Rusch on the film that has dominated her life of late. It’s nearing release and is her story of an intense personal journal.
Seven Cycles, the Boston maker renown for its custom titanium and steel frames is celebrating 20 years. It’s an amazing milestone. In other news, the professional riders’ association (CPA) has sent a letter signed by 600 pros saying they don’t want to go any further with the disc brake trial. They had previously asked for three conditions: 1) that rotor edges be rounded so they can’t cut, 2) that a housing by affixed to frames to guard riders from the rotors, and 3) that the entire peloton be on discs, or not; they don’t want discs and rim calipers mixed in the same field. One one of those conditions—the rounded edges on rotors—has been met. Interestingly, Cannondale Drapac will field its entire team at the Ruta del Sol on bikes equipped with disc brakes. Finally, Ritchey is auctioning off a P-29 frame fillet brazed by Tom Ritchey and the full proceeds will go to NICA.
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