TTV is reporting that a 6 yo. Taiwanese boy from Xin Zhuang in New Taipei City was recovered 9km away in Shulin after following a puppy on his bicycle.
According to the report, the boy thought the puppy was cute and could not resist following the animal from 9:00am until 6:00pm, when the community chief in Shulin discovered a boy crying on his bicycle. The news was broadcast to local authorities who brought the lost boy to a nearby police station, where he was reunited with his father.
It is amazing how far we can ride when we just focus on our goal.
Check out this insider report from The Cycling Tribe on this year's Tour of Taiwan.
My lungs on the verge of exploding as I followed two riders up the climb on stage 8. Over the top, Tabriz once again finding their groove at 55kmph in the rain.
Around The Horn:
- To give some perspective on why I routinely criticize how Taiwan invests in cycling, compare Taiwan's cycling infrastructure plan to Sidney, Australia's. A slight difference in objectives.
- Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Beast has some interesting numbers on cycling. Cyclists are overwhelmingly white. The surprising statistic is that most of them are the working poor.
- Frank Schleck is under investigation for a non-dope related advantage.
- An interesting statistical analysis of cycling mortality and longevity.
- Velonews has a guide to Paris-Roubaix, which is always a thrill to watch. Taylor Phinney will have to wait until next year for his first run at the cobbles for the full event.