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Culture, The Exhibitionist It's Bike to Work Day. So ... Bike to Work!

It's Bike to Work Day. So ... Bike to Work!

Happy #BTWD! Based on nothing more than pure anecdotal observation, there appear to be about two-to-two-and-a-half times as many cyclists on Market Street inbound than on a typical weekday morning. That's because today is Bike to Work Day and, like…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Report: More People Biking than Ever, but S.F.'s Infrastructure Lags

Report: More People Biking than Ever, but S.F.'s Infrastructure Lags

Two years ago, after a fact-finding trip to a few bike-friendly cities in Europe, some S.F. heavy hitters came home glowing with good ideas. Forthwith, the Board of Supervisors approved legislation laying out a goal for the year 2020: that…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Four Tips for Bicyclists at Stop Signs

Four Tips for Bicyclists at Stop Signs

Welcome to The Spokesman, our weekly bicycle column written by French Clements, a San Francisco resident and distance cyclist who considers it pretty routine to ride his bike to Marin County or San Jose and back. He belongs to a…
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News, The Snitch Cyclists Need Air Horns, Not Bells, to Clear Crowds on Golden Gate Bridge

Cyclists Need Air Horns, Not Bells, to Clear Crowds on Golden Gate Bridge

Cyclists commuting between San Francisco and Marin County face another three months of frustration as crews complete seismic work that has closed the bike path on the west edge of the Golden Gate Bridge. Rather than speed to their destinations,…
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News, The Snitch San Francycle: To Clipless or Not to Clipless?

San Francycle: To Clipless or Not to Clipless?

I've only fallen off my bike once, and it was totally my fault: I was approaching an intersection standing up, then suddenly realized that red means stop and clenched the brakes as fast and hard as I could. Tumble, tumble,…
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News, The Snitch Lance Armstrong Case Takes BALCO Investigator Jeff Novitzky To France

Lance Armstrong Case Takes BALCO Investigator Jeff Novitzky To France

Look what you've done!! I'm melting, melting. ​Jeff Novitzky, the USDA investigator famed for pursuing Barry Bonds in the BALCO steroids case, was in Lyon, France this week chasing evidence that cycling star Lance Armstrong doped in violation of multimillion…
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News, The Snitch Forbes Falsely Tags SF Examiner Owner Phil Anschutz As Elite Pro Cyclist

Forbes Falsely Tags SF Examiner Owner Phil Anschutz As Elite Pro Cyclist

Does this mean I get to race, too?​A profile appearing in the Nov. 8 issue of Forbes magazine suggests that Phil Anschutz, the 70-year-old billionaire oil, rail, telecom and entertainment barron who owns the San Francisco Examiner, is also an…
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News, The Snitch Lance Armstrong-Gavin Newsom Meeting Great Distraction From Doping Investigation

Lance Armstrong-Gavin Newsom Meeting Great Distraction From Doping Investigation

What, Lance worry?​Lance Armstrong's whirlwind publicity tour of San Francisco this week was a textbook example of a damage control strategy in which a public figure faced with scandal strenuously seeks to act as if there aren't any problems, according…
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News, The Snitch Lance Armstrong Hires Bill Clinton Whitewater Attorney Mark Fabiani

Lance Armstrong Hires Bill Clinton Whitewater Attorney Mark Fabiani

Lance Armstrong has further lawyered up in the face of possible federal doping allegations by adding former Bill Clinton Whitewater counsel Mark Fabiani to his burgeoning legal team. Fabiani specializes in steering scandal-plagued politicians and corporate executives through public relations…
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News, The Snitch Levi Leipheimer, Bay Area Cyclist, Hit with Doping Allegation By Former Team Manager

Levi Leipheimer, Bay Area Cyclist, Hit with Doping Allegation By Former Team Manager

Cycling's reputation as a sport dirtier than dirt got a shot in the arm today with allegations by a former team manager that Bay Area cyclist Levi Leipheimer was doping during the 2005 Tour de France. Hans-Michael Holczer, the former…
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News, The Snitch Cyclist Tammy Thomas' Perjury Conviction Upheld by 9th Circuit Court

Cyclist Tammy Thomas' Perjury Conviction Upheld by 9th Circuit Court

​Back in 2008, professional cyclist Tammy Thomas was found guilty of perjury for lying to a grand jury about using steroids. Today, San Francisco's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that ruling. Although Thomas has long denied that she…
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News, The Snitch Lance Armstrong's Attorney Does Bay Area 'Tour de Balco'

Lance Armstrong's Attorney Does Bay Area 'Tour de Balco'

An attorney representing federal doping probe target Lance Armstrong recently traveled to the Bay Area to prep a defense against potential criminal charges, AOL's Fanhouse reports.According to the report, Austin attorney Tim Herman recently met with counsel whose clients had…
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News, The Snitch Man to Critical Mass: F@ck You!

Man to Critical Mass: F@ck You!

Whether Critical Mass is good or bad for cycling is a debatable topic. But not for this guy. Snapped by photographer Tami Twarog, this as-yet unidentified gentleman raised his middle finger skyward as the throngs of Critical Mass riders whizzed…
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News, The Snitch Hometown Papers Claim Local Hero Cyclist Levi Leipheimer Never Doped. Oh Really?

Hometown Papers Claim Local Hero Cyclist Levi Leipheimer Never Doped. Oh Really?

When disgraced 2006 Tour de France champion Floyd Landis last week confessed to doping and fingered other cyclists, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat was quick to jump to the defense of accused local hero Levi Leipheimer, the three-time Tour of…
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News, The Snitch Disgraced Cyclist Floyd Landis Says Lance Armstrong a Doper

Disgraced Cyclist Floyd Landis Says Lance Armstrong a Doper

Sigh of relief for race sponsor Amgen: Drugs Lance Armstrong accused of using made by competing company.The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race was rocked Thursday by accusations from 2006 winner Floyd Landis that he, and three prominent riders in…
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News, The Snitch Scenes from Amgen Tour of California's San Francisco Start

Scenes from Amgen Tour of California's San Francisco Start

A morning drizzle and a mid-workaday-morning roll-out-time led to scant crowds at the Ocean Beach start of Tuesday's stage of the Tour of California cycling race. Those who attended got a real taste of bicycle racing, big-time European -style, in…
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Rolling From S.F. to L.A. on Seatless Bicycle Even Stupider Than it Looks

Stand up young man! California laws encourage seatless cycling, discourage seated kind.What could possibly be more inane than a publicity stunt in which an ultra-marathon runner rides from San Francisco to LA on a bicycle with no seat?How about California…
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News, The Snitch Bay Links: Anna Conda, Penthouses, & Muni Parties

Bay Links: Anna Conda, Penthouses, & Muni Parties

Yes! The city will start painting it's first new…
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News, The Snitch Fixie-Fashionistas Find Olympic Outlaw Cred

Fixie-Fashionistas Find Olympic Outlaw Cred

Of all the fashion genuflection performed by bi-coastal hep-cats, none’s more baffling than the adoration of all things Nihon Jitensha Shinkōkai, the name of an obscure industrial council responsible for certifying special bicycle parts used in keirin, a racetrack…
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News, The Snitch Cyclists Get Blamed for Accidents More Than Drivers

Cyclists Get Blamed for Accidents More Than Drivers

Triathlon coach Mark Evans describes the relationship between Bay Area cyclists and motorists this way in an article from Saturday's Chronicle: "There is a juggernaut out there – the tension between the cyclists and drivers is so high that it's…
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