From the FABB Blog– Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling
Vienna councilman Dellinger afraid of trail users
Dan Dellinger is a Vienna Town Council member who is running for re-election. At a recent debate he stated that he is opposed to trails between Tysons Corner and Vienna neighborhoods. While people will be able to walk to Metro, “unfortunately what it’s going to do is bring the other undesirables into our neighborhood”. The above quote is from a video clip from a local news site. Mr Dellinger is featured toward the end of the clip.
Most people want to be able to bike and walk to Tysons. Since the only parking available at the four Tysons Metro stations is for bicycles, driving there is not an option. One way to ensure that gridlock in Northern Virginia continues is to propagate the current conditions that prevent people from easily walking and biking between neighborhoods.
Why not attend the candidate forum next Wed., April 29, from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center and ask Councilman Dellinger why he’s so afraid of people who want to use trails to get around Northern Virginia. You could also ask him how to identify so-called undesirables. How many of the trail users who pass through Vienna every day on the W&OD Trail are undesirables?
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via Blog – Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling (FABB).
DC’S INNER CITY YOUTH LEARN FITNESS AND LIFE SKILLS THROUGH TRIATHLON TRAINING SUMMER PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, DC – ACHIEVE Kids Tri, Inc., a Washington, DC based 501(c)(3) organization that designs and implements youth-based triathlon training and fitness programs, announced today the launch of its summer programs in Washington, DC and Houston, TX. In partnership with the District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and Houston Department of Parks and Recs, ACHIEVE takes kids through a 6-week instruction and training program, provided free of charge, insured and monitored by experienced and trained coaches. The ACHIEVE program helps kids master the fundamentals of swimming, cycling, running, and triathlon racing, as well as the essentials of proper nutrition, stretching, strength-training, and flexibility. The ACHIEVE program concludes each season with a timed short-course triathlon race, certified and sanctioned by the USA Triathlon Association (USAT) http://www.usatriathlon.org.
The 2009 summer camp will take place June 15-July 24 and will take place at three sites in Washington, DC: the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, Kenilworth Parkside Recreation Center,
via Achieve Kids Tri Summer Youth Triathlon Camp for DC Kids (Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) – triathlon news & resource blog).
Armstrong on the AFLD: We’ll see even more antics
Posted Apr. 10, 2009
Lance Armstrong said Friday that French anti-doping authorities have been working to prevent him from racing in this year’s Tour de France.
Armstrong, who says he has submitted to 24 drug tests since his return to professional racing in September, said the French anti-doping body (AFLD) appears poised to keep him from riding the race he won seven times between 1999 and 2005.
The AFLD announced on Thursday that it was pursuing disciplinary action against the 37-year-old Armstrong for violating the rules governing out-of-competition testing. Armstrong, in a video message released Friday, said that the charges are baseless and reflective of the agency’s broader agenda.
“I suspect this will escalate, and we’ll see even more antics out of the AFLD in the near future,” Armstrong said. “And there’s a very high likelihood that they’d prohibit me from riding in the Tour. And that’s too bad, the Tour is something that I love dearly, something I wanted to ride in, something I wanted to be competitive in, either go for a victory or help Alberto (Contador) get a victory, or help Levi (Leipheimer) get a victory.”
The AFLD’s dispute with Armstrong relates to an out-of-competition test on March 17, when the Astana rider refused%
via VeloNews –.
inForm Technology Aids in Lance Armstrong’s Recovery
01 Apr 2009
Today, Lance Armstrong and Bontrager released more detail regarding Armstrong’s recent collarbone surgery. While it was previously reported that Armstrong’s right clavicle was screwed and plated back together after his March 23rd crash at the Castilla y Leon stage race in Spain, Armstrong and equipment sponsor Bontrager, jointly announced that he was the world’s first recipient of an inForm® Full Carbon Clavicle Upgrade.
Originally slated to be released at the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon) Convention May 18-24th in Las Vegas, Bontrager moved up the launch date of the inForm CarbonClavicle™ to aid the return of Armstrong to the peloton.
“The original intent of the Bontrager inForm line was to use medical research to aid us in creating better cycling contact points, such as saddles, shoes and grips. But when we did the research into the most common cycling related injuries, the broken collarbone proved to be an area where we could actually help cyclists get back on the road sooner,” relates John Balmer, head of Bontrager Development.
The CarbonClavicle™, available in 4 male sizes and 4 WSD (Women’s Specific Design) sizes for both left and right shoulders, is an actual carbon fiber replacement of the clavicle. Dev
via Bontrager: News & Reviews — inForm Technology Aids in Lance Armstrong’s Recovery.