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c|net: Mechanical doping - Cyclist sentenced to 6-year-ban for using bike with hidden motor.

Made me curious, so of course I delved deeper. Noone was showing diagrams. Vivax was the alleged motor. Another look at how these cheats work, and potential past uses.

04/26/16 • 02:56 PM • DesignSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CJR: For enthusiast media, ethics can be costly.

I got a snort out of this, at least: “The profile suggests a readership of fewer aspiring Olympians than what cyclists call M.A.M.I.Ls, or ‘Middle-Aged Men in Lycra.’

04/25/16 • 10:16 AM • ConsumptionInternetNewsSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BBC Sport: Bernie Ecclestone - Women drivers in F1 would not be taken seriously.

Idiot. Only until the current fossils go extinct.

04/19/16 • 11:03 AM • HistoryPsychologySports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm: Study Finds Evidence of Brain Injury in Living NFL Veterans.

*ahem* The sheer volume of ex-high-school football players could, in one fell swoop, explain the popularity of Trump ... ?

04/12/16 • 11:18 AM • HealthSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: Before Katniss and Furiosa, the 1910s’ Female Action Stars Ruled the Silver Screen.

Serials focused on women action heroes from the start, possibly thanks to the format’s tie-ins with magazines and newspapers, which aimed to draw female readers because they were attractive to advertisers.” I was just wondering yesterday what happened to female bronc riders, seemingly populous prior to WWII. Turns out Gene Autry enforced a Puritanical parochialism on rodeo that still lingers.

04/01/16 • 09:06 AM • EntertainmentHistoryHuman RightsSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Autoweek: Video of Fernando Alonso’s crash in Australia.

And he flippin’ walks away, albeit with a slight knee injury. Unbelievable. Thinking back to what happened to Gilles Villeneuve. How far we’ve come.

03/22/16 • 10:40 AM • HealthHistorySportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bicycling: First Look - Campagnolo EPS V3.

Batteries?! Like when SLRs changed from mechanical shutters to electronics.

03/18/16 • 05:43 PM • DesignSportsVehicles • (11) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

MessyNessy: Rare Kodachromes of 1950s Hot Rods to Send your Heart Racing.

Maybe it’s my age, but these ARE exciting to look at.

03/18/16 • 09:49 AM • HistoryPhotographySportsVehicles • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: The Alfa Romeo Monoposto 8C 35 - absolutely legendary.

Perhaps, but the Auto-Unions were even moreso.

03/09/16 • 11:24 AM • HistorySportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Autoweek: Ferrari unveils prototype halo for Formula One cars.

For those who don’t know, F1 is trying to protect driver’s heads with tripods called ‘halos’. I can’t find the accident video I was thinking of, but Sainz in Sochi, with a 42G impact, gives you an idea of the forces involved.

03/03/16 • 01:31 PM • DesignHealthSportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: The Mille Miglia Museum, telling the history of the most beautiful race in the world.

Oh, come on. You Italian Ways folks are killin’ it today. On my MUST SEE bucket list.

02/19/16 • 09:51 AM • HistorySportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Autoweek: New Renault Alpine news and photos.

Young car fans in the US drool over the originals. There may be a bigger revolution than Sanders’ to get the new ones over here.

02/17/16 • 06:13 PM • DesignHistorySportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PS Blog: Why Walter Iooss’ Streak of 50 Super Bowls Could End.

The big grab by Time, again. You’re going to see worse and worse photography. Question is, will anyone actually notice. When I see the gallons of HDR beshat upon so many pictures these days ...

02/06/16 • 12:04 PM • ArtsLawPhotographySmall BusinessSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Artcurial achieves record price for a car sold at auction; Ferrari sells for 35,711,359.

Told you this one would be spectacular.

02/06/16 • 11:22 AM • ConsumptionDesignHistorySportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bicycling: Cycling Sees First Confirmed Case of Mechanical Doping.

Yeah, but how clever. Make it a competition on its own.

02/03/16 • 02:48 PM • GeneralSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bicycling: First Look - Michelin Power Tires.

I love Michelins on a bike, but they don’t hold up well to goatheads in the SW. I’ll have to try some of their ‘more armored’ versions mentioned here.

02/02/16 • 04:48 PM • ConsumptionDesignPhysical FitnessSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NBC: Honda IndyCar test at Sebring sees new aero bits revealed.

From the front, looks like a slightly-used Venetian blind.

02/01/16 • 10:02 AM • DesignSportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Rhapsodie in Blech - 1970 Nurburgring Nordschleife Adenauer Forst - Part 1.

1970’s film of amateur racing at the Nürburgring. Four parts (see the description for the other links). Painful and long to sit through all of it at once (take it in small bites). I’m fascinated to see the robustness of the VW Bug; repeated rollovers, it doesn’t collapse. Given the propensity of the rear to swap ends, I’m surprised noone came up with the simple fix ... a sandbag under the hood. To win, sometimes you have to give up top speed for stability.

01/25/16 • 11:23 AM • HistoryMotion GraphicsSportsTravelVehicles • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Petapixel: Sports Illustrated Lays Off 3 Top Photo Heads.

As we know from freelance book editing, quality’s gonna plunge.

01/21/16 • 02:09 PM • PhotographySports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NBC Sports: Bernie Ecclestone - Female F1 driver wouldn’t be taken seriously.

Oof. The late Denise McCluggage would have his ears burning. When someone says “never”, wait five years. And then look back.

01/14/16 • 02:18 PM • HistoryHuman RightsSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Motorsports Marketing Resources: Adieu Denise!

An intensely personal piece, written by yours truly.

01/01/16 • 04:40 PM • HistoryPersonalSportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

MeFi: RIP Meadowlark Lemon, 1932-2015.

Well, we lost another great. Maybe the Jersey Reds will win a game now? So many are calling him the ‘greatest Globetrotter’ - I think he’d agree he’s just the latest in a line of greats. I remember Goose Tatum as being even more hilarious.

12/28/15 • 12:34 PM • EntertainmentHistorySports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Imgur, 1965 Grand Prix race.

When it was much more entertaining.

12/20/15 • 11:11 AM • HistoryPhotographySportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Bonhams returns to Monaco with ex-Stirling Moss Jaguar C-Type.

Legendary example of a wonderful car.If I had the expendable cash as a collector/enthusiast, a C-type is the first car I’d want to own.

11/23/15 • 08:55 AM • HistorySportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bicycling: Free Electric Could be The New Power Source of India.

... but I want one!

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