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#330daysofbiking Day 91: pure bikes, bike-pure

Dillon on the road

No kittens, butterflies, rainbows or flower-y stuff … just pure bikes, and bike-pure.

Dillon, who is lifeguarding at the Y this summer, had the afternoon off – so we headed out on the bikes together for a road ride.  In the heat. Bleh. {-P  In the 90’s (‘F), but thankfully not too humid.

Dillon is a great cyclist – fast and light, loves climbing hills (and is definitely built for it), enjoys a little brotherly competition now and then.  He’s competed locally a few times and done pretty well, especially considering that school has taken top priority for him over the past few years.  But I’m glad he has “the passion”, and suspect this is just the beginning of a lifelong love of bicycles and cycling for him.

We have all been glued to the Tour over the past few days; quite an exciting (and grueling/brutal) first few stages.  Lots of drama, plenty of peloton twitchy-ness at the outset – which has unfortunately led to numerous crashes and riders finishing the Tour before they’ve barely begun (due to injury).  Very sad to see Christian Vandevelde and Frank Schleck out of the race. Thankfully, no big new doping scandals in the headlines, or disqualifications. Yet.  Hopefully we will be spared.

In the meantime, even though we each may be fans of different riders, I have to believe we all support clean cycling.  It matters.  Hope you do too.  In honor of the Tour, and the riders who have pledged to “bike-pure”, Dillon wore his bike-pure jersey today.

Here’s hoping the next few weeks will be filled with spectacular sport, rather than spectacular scandal.

Dillon: a bike-pure (and Garmin) fan

in motion

be cool - and bike PURE!

Posted by savaconta on July 6, 2010
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