April 20, 1986
A United States cycling team has been called back from Spain, and the Central Connecticut State football team has canceled a trip to London next month in the wake of the U.S. bombing of Libya. The 10-man cycling team was to have participated in the Tour of Spain, which starts Tuesday. A Spanish television station reported that the team, which was staying at Palma de Mallorca, was told by officials Saturday to return home immediately.
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July 19, 1987 |
When Marianne Berglund started bicycling in 1979 in her native Sweden, it was just to keep in shape when a lack of snow interrupted her cross-country skiing But she soon discovered she enjoyed cycling more than skiing, and she moved to San Diego County after graduating from college in 1984 because the weather there was ideal for her new obsession.
September 18, 1987 |
Roger Carpenter has been riding his bicycle the four miles between his La Mesa home and San Diego State for the past 13 years. It's a form of exercise and a way for Carpenter, 51, a biology professor, to avoid parking hassles. His son Ken, 22, was never interested in sports when he went to Helix High, but he needed a way to get two miles to school. Without a car, Ken followed his dad's example. He rode a bicycle.
May 16, 2012 |
Imagine tens of thousands of cycling fans gathered in front of Staples Center on Sunday morning for the final leg of the country's largest stage cycling race, the Amgen Tour of California. Now mix in 20,000 hockey fans, nearly all of them giddy in the anticipation of watching their underdog Kings clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup finals, and another 20,000 basketball fans, with the Clippers trying to reach the Western Conference finals for the first time. Those sports worlds will collide on the streets outside the arena Sunday; the Kings are scheduled to take on the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 4 of the NHL Western Conference finals at noon — about the same time some of the world's best cyclists will be barreling toward the finish line.
July 2, 1988 |
The man on a motorcycle plays Pied Piper to a single-file line of bicyclists, pacing their morning workout at the San Diego Velodrome. As he circles the track, lap after lap, his face maintains its expression. He is content, in his element. It is an idyllic scene, a rare moment of tranquility in the life and times of Eddy B. For 11 years, Eddy Borysewicz, 49, served as director of the U.S. national cycling team. It was a stormy, sometimes controversial, tenure. And a tremendously successful one.
May 12, 2012 |
Amgen Tour of California When: Sunday through May 20. Where: Stage 1, Santa Rosa; Stage 2, San Francisco to Aptos; Stage 3, San Jose to Livermore; Stage 4, Sonora to Clovis; Stage 5, Bakersfield (time trial); Stage 6, Palmdale to Big Bear Lake; Stage 7, Ontario to Mt. Baldy; Stage 8, Beverly Hills to L.A. Live. TV: NBC Sports Network, Sunday through Friday, 11 a.m to conclusion; NBC Sports Network, May 19, 1 p.m. to conclusion; NBC, May 20, 10 a.m. to conclusion.
July 14, 2002 |
"I just love that Neil Armstrong." At first it was hard to understand what the elegantly dressed woman was getting at. She had just walked out of a party across the road and sat down beside me on an old stone wall in the middle of Belgian farmland, 10 miles west of Antwerp. Clutching a glass of red wine in one hand and an expensive-looking sweater in the other, she seemed out of place--and way overdressed--amid the hundreds of working-class people who lined the street, many of them wearing cycling gear (me included)
August 7, 2011
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September 27, 1995 |
It's not every day you wake up to a cow mooing in your hotel lobby. Or snuggle into your sleeping bag beside a herd of wild camels. Or drift off to sleep in a birch forest under the watchful eyes of three former agents of the KGB. But when participating on World Ride '95, a 13,000-mile cycling expedition, you come to expect the unexpected. Just ask David Cornelsen of Huntington Beach.
July 9, 1993 |
Everything was going smoothly for Hector Monsalve and his bicycle-riding friends during another 75 or so training miles through Valley streets on a Sunday morning. Then, as the group turned a corner in San Fernando, it happened. Quickly and without warning. The front tire on Monsalve's racing bike went flat, sending him crashing to the pavement on his right side. After his friends helped him up, Monsalve assessed the damage: The bike was fine; his right thigh was not. "I was going about 17 miles an hour and it was like somebody pulled the bike from under me," Monsalve said.