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>The Belgian paper La Dernière Heure (DH) said the five-time Tour de France winner is suspected of giving the commissioner of the Brussels-Midi police force and his wife two top-end bicycles made by his company in order to win a €15,000 ($16,700) contract to supply 46 cycles to officers in Anderlecht in 2006.
>give away two bikes worth $11,000 each
>that's $22,000 combined
>secure contract to sell 46 bicycles for $16,700
>that's $363 each
>get tried for corruption 2-10 years in jail
For what reason
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Let's say you're going from point A to point B, the terrain are 50% flats and 50% moderate hills (500m max). You will be riding on the road all the time. Sun is shining, no shade in sight and the temperature is around 25°C. You should maintain average speed of at least 30km/h, and are allowed to take 15 minute break every two hours. The catch is, it's just you and your bike. No water and no snacks. You can prepare however you want before the ride, but you can't take anything with you. You can drink/eat only after ariving to the point B.
What's the longest ride you're absolutely sure you could make in these conditions?
What's the longest ride you would dare to ride like that?
Have you ever attempted to go riding without water or snacks to see how far you could get?
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I wrote off my Camry
I lived without a car for a year.
I was looking forward to a totally car free life.
I pedalled for socialism. I pedalled for effective, safe transport for all socio-economic classes. I pedalled for the planet. Fuck GM. Fuck Saudi Aramco.
I loved it. I was fully capable of doing everything from my work commute to grocery runs on the bike. Then I went through some light mental health trouble. My therapist and I focussed on my lacking social life a lot. Eventually both him and my parents started insisting that I needed a car to have a good social life.
Their reasons were stupid.
>People who drive cars don't like people on bikes
I live in the most bicycle friendly city in my country and even cager attitudes reflect it.
>What if you want to go on a holiday
Ever heard of a coach? Maybe my ideal holiday is a bicycle tour?
>What about things like moving house or buying furniture?
I can hire a van on those rare occasions
But my political views are one reason I don't own a car
>Very common excuse for people who just don'e want to drive
But I want to save money
>Don't be a miser. You can spend some money on your comfort.
I fell for their fucking hype. I naively trusted my therapist because he is medical professional, forgetting he is not a civil engineering or economics professional. I got sick of my parents whining because they thought I couldn't be independent with out a car, despite me being able to do everything I need on the bike.
I brought a Mazda 3. It feels great to drive, but I feel like a fucking pig. I've put on weight because its hard to hop on the bike after not getting much sleep the night before when the temptation of the car is there.
I want to sell my car, but I know my parents and my therapist will fucking chew me out for not being in on this filthy capitalist scam. Fuck cars.
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I know I'll probably catch some shit for this, but I'm planning a bicycle tour soon, and I have a question. I'm an ex heroin addict that is now clean and I want to go on an adventure now that drugs no longer control my life. I completely quit hard drugs and alcohol, but one thing I still like to do is smoke weed. I'm planning on biking the ACA southern tier route in January next year, and I am skeptical of whether I should carry weed on my during my travels. I have no problem going without it, but I could see how it would be useful to have after a long day of biking for body aches and to easily fall asleep while getting used to sleeping outdoors. One reason I am worried about carrying it on me is that it seems like asking the police in small towns for advice on where to camp for free is a pretty common thing, and I don't want to disrespect them if they are helping me out. Any advice?