Friday, September 12, 2008

NEWSWIRE: Lance returns, Interbike looms

The big news this week is Lance's return to the Tour de France, a story so huge you probably already know all about it. If not, there's a major feature story on it on Vanity Fair's site here. For we Santa Cruzans this means The Legend will finally be pedaling into our bike-crazy city since his first race will be the Amgen Tour of California, and one of the early stages ends here. Yay! Whether he wins or loses the Tour, Lance's return to racing will also be huge for cycling in general and should boost cancer-fighting efforts, too, both great things.

The other exciting news is that show season has arrived with Eurobike in progress and Interbike commencing September 22 in Las Vegas where we'll spend the week in two-wheel heaven. You can follow the fun at VeloNews and MTBR. Look for stories, photos and videos as the shows happen. In the meantime, here's a sneak peak of one product I hope to see there, Yuba's Mundo utility bike. It might be just the thing to get you out of your car - or even your truck - more often thanks to its ability to carry long, large and heavy loads - and even passengers. Look at the stretch frame and built-in rear platform and you can see how this is possible. These clever work bikes are already changing lives around the world and there are other designs like this, too, such as the Xtracycle and the Worksman industrial bikes and trikes. Fun stuff!Why drive when you can ride?

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