VinoVelo

Apart from family, what could be more important than wine and bikes? Of course, there might be the odd rant about other topics on here too...

Thursday, February 16, 2006

City loses attempt to ban Critical Mass

Although, of course, an appeal will follow...

Monday, January 23, 2006

Lance Armstrong - the brand

What do Apple, Google, Starbucks, Target and Lance Armstrong have in common?  According to a study on Brandchannel.com http://www.brandchannel.com/start1.asp?fa_id=298, Armstrong is listed as the fifth most 'impactful' brand in the US behind those other notables - ahead of Sony, Ikea, BMW, Yahoo! - and don't forget Nike, Trek, Schering Plough, Giro, Oakley, Discovery and the rest of Lance's sponsors. While it may not be the most scientific of studies, it's still pretty phenomenal that for more than 1000 people in the US, Lance is considered a brand, and a top-five one at that...

Friday, December 23, 2005

Another great wine site

Recommend one site and others seem to find you. I got an email from the guys at LocalWineEvents looking for a plug. In this case, I can actually recommend these guys. I already subscribe to their emails listing wine tastings and classes in NY (but they cover plenty of other locations).

Friday, December 09, 2005

ProTour RIP?

Oh well...

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

What's Red Lantern or Black Jersey in Spanish?

Winning a Grand Tour is nuts. Finishing one is something that most of us mere mortals hurt just thinking about. So here's a shout out to Russel van Hout, Iker Flores and Yohann Gene who 'won' this year's Maglia Nera, Lanterne Rouge and whatever they call it in Spain - while a combined 158 starters never finished the three Tours.

It seems finishing somewhere around 4 hours 20 minutes behind the winner will win you this wonderful accolade - Flores seems to have it worked out, it's his second Lanterne!