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The Velo Hobo Sporadic Reader: Press Releases!

Hot off the presses here in the mountains of Western North Carolina is Zeke’s article uncovering a doping scandal of epic proportions within the ranks of amateur cycling.  Unfortunately I’m named in the article, but as I have already confessed my sins I feel completely absolved and somewhat compelled to help spread the word.

Zeke also tells of a local cyclist who was harassed.  Someone actually threw an M80 (explosive) at a rider!  Check out an online version of his article at The Mountaineer and read Zeke’s full post at  Zeke’s Great Smokies 2 Wheeled Adventures .

Bouncing around the Twitter is a report of an editor of a snooty British magazine who wrote in an editorial that the “The only good cyclist is a dead one”.  Apparently editors of snooty British magazines aren’t very nice people.  Here’s an account of the hubbub.

On a happier note, Bike New York, producers of the 5-Boro Bike Tour, are promoting the 11th running of “The Twin Lights Ride” on September 30th.  If this ride is anything like the 5-Boro, I’m sure it will be well organized and a lot of fun.  There are four ride options, from 30 to 100 milers.  For more information visit www.bikenewyork.org  and tell them The Velo Hobo sent you, they’ll be impressed.

Check out Hendrik’s great looking bike with frame packs and read about his S24O er S90…sometimes things just don’t go as planned.  But still a great trip report with, as always, beautiful pictures!

I’m planning another S24O this weekend; the first since having a cadaver ACL installed in my left knee.  Follow along on Facebook and Twitter (see the links in the side bar) and check back here in a couple of days for a more in-depth ride report.  I’ll be joined by Andy of Bryson City Bicycles.

And just because they said it couldn’t be done, Andy is riding an all carbon racing bike; proving once and for all that touring can be done on any bike.  Well I guess if Andy’s bike bursts into flames we may have to adjust that theory.

As always, thanks for reading, Jack

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  1. October 4, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Why viewers still use to read news papers whnen in this technological world everything is presented on net?

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