Saturday, January 30, 2010

Levi tearing up the single track

Levi Leipheimer trades in his road bike for some sweet single track. I want to ride that trail!!!!

Levi Leipheimer on a Mountain bike from Roger Bartels on Vimeo.

Friday, January 22, 2010

We are officially screwed as a nation

Activist judges have officially handed control of he US electoral system to the corporations.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pat Robertson is an asshole!

Truly nauseating.

Pat Robertson blames Haiti’s ‘pact with the devil’ for quake

He's done it again.

Pat Robertson, the televangelist who anchors the 700 Club, has found a way to blame a massive disaster on its many victims.

Speaking Wednesday about the earthquake in Haiti that the country's president estimates has taken the lives of "hundreds of thousands," Robertson implied that the quake, and the general suffering of the Western Hemisphere's poorest country, was the result of a "pact with the devil" that Haitian rebels made in the 18th century.

Yep, geology has nothing to do with it. Its a deal that someone made with the enemy of the imaginary man in the sky. A "deal" that may be fictional.

Robertson was apparently referring to a disputed historical event referred to as Bois Caiman. In 1791, the story goes, a group of anti-colonialists held a Voodoo ceremony at Bois Caiman, an event that Haitian historians describe as marking the start of the Haitian Revolution against French colonial rule. But many historians dispute its importance to the revolution, and some argue the event never took place.


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Score one for cyclists part II

Los Angeles doctor gets 5 years for injuring cyclists

A doctor convicted of assaulting two cyclists in Brentwood by driving in front of them and slamming on his brakes was sentenced today to five years in prison, ending a case a judge described as a wake-up call about tensions between cyclists and motorists on Los Angeles' streets.

Wearing dark blue jail scrubs, Christopher Thompson wept after offering a tearful apology to the injured riders. He also urged a peaceful resolution to conflicts between cyclists and residents of the upscale residential street where the crash took place.

But Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Scott T. Millington expressed doubts about the physician's remorse and found that the victims were particularly vulnerable because they were on bicycles. In an unusual move, the judge called on cyclists and drivers to respect each other and said local government should add more lanes specifically assigned to cyclists to improve their safety.

"Government must become aware of the dangerous conditions existing on our city streets and the threat of injury to cyclists," Millington told a courtroom packed with cyclists as well as friends and supporters of Thompson at the Airport Courthouse.

L.A. Times