Some of you emailed, begging us to take bike photos while at the Tour of California. We didn't let you down. Take a gander at some of the hot bikes seen at Stage 7 in Long Beach:
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Levi-less Gerolsteiner was the first team we came across:
The 2007 Amgen Tour of California didn't disappoint. The World's top riders and best teams turned out for another year of racing and the California crowds showed up in support. Over seven days, 1.6 million spectators lined the streets and towns across the Golden State to witness what is quickly becoming "The Tour beyond France."
Race organizers hope to add a few more stages (making 10 total) to the 2008 event and we hope San Diego is chosen as a Stage host city.
Just a quick note to let AMT-ers know that we will be at Stage 7 of the 2007 Amgen Tour of California tomorrow (Sunday).
The final stage will feature 10 laps around a 7.5 mile flat course through the heart of Long Beach.
We'll be sure to take a lot of photos and grab a few interviews, so check in for our post-race coverage on Monday.
As our subscribers know, in our "Eat Well" section, along with the restaurants, cafes and farmers markets, we also identify grocers and markets that offer prepared, ready to go foods. The Athletic-Minded Traveler staff often dines at a Whole Foods or Wild Oats when we're home and on the road. We love both. (My salads usually top out at about $14!)
Anyway, today's news announcing that Whole Foods is buying Wild Oats immediately caught my eye. And as a stock owner I was happy to see that shares of both companies are up.
This may be old news to some--the promotion has been ongoing at many participating McDonalds for a while--but we are surprised to learn that at many Mickey D's the promotion for its new Premium Blend coffee continues. Every Monday through April 2007, it's free!!! No gimmicks...no catch...no requirements to buy a Big Mac...just plain and simple free coffee.
And before you poo poo Ronald's "joe", we understand that it tastes pretty darn good since they modified their brew last year.
In 2004 the USDA conducted an in-depth study of the antioxidant content of commonly consumed foods. To my surprise, not far down the list from red beans, wild blueberries, and cranberries, were artichokes and pecans. Who knew? (I love artichokes.)
Follow this link to see the top 20. Even the russet potato made this prestigious list. But in terms of nuts, ONLY the pecan made the antioxidant top-20 cut.
"XJet" will target "under-served" markets with non-stop service on 50-seat planes. That's right, all routes will be non-stop. As its name implies, the company will fly jets, not prop planes, and each will have leather seats, only window and aisle chairs (i.e., no middles), and free XM Satellite radio.
In the spirit of the Grammy Awards--what a fantastic show that was last Sunday night (no lip-synching, no gratuitous profanity/nudity, etc.)--we thought it would be fun to nominate a few of our favorite sweat tunes.
What makes a good workout song in our view? It must be motivating (slow tunes put us to sleep). It cannot be too long (6 minutes or more of any song is overkill). And, it has to be clean (profanity first thing in the a.m.
T-Mobile deserves much praise and recognition for leading the professional cycling pack in the battle against doping.
After witnessing the sport of professinal cycling endure multiple drug scandals through 2006, the telecommunications behemoth seriously considered redirecting its sponsorship dollars toward other sports (e.g., soccer, Formula 1, etc.).
Forget about all the articles and columns that preach how to enjoy the SuperBowl in a healthy way! These snippets of advice are prevalent online and in print: "Healthy SuperBowl Snacks," "Hosting a SuperBowl Party Lite," "Staying on the SuperBowl Buffet Sideline," to name a few.
In my opinion, SuperBowl belongs in the same category as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and one's birthday--4 days out of 365 when you indulge, imbibe, and ignore.