Wednesday WIN (2015-May-20)

Mean Teddies

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#portegate

Pro cycling certainly has strange and inconsistent application of its rules.

If that’s not Aussie mate ship them what is?
Mateship ✔ Sportmanship ✔ Meeting UCI Rules ✘
The Commissionaire jury cites rule 12.01.40/8.2 and Porte gets 2 minute penalty, drops to 12th on GC (3’09” down) “Art. 12.1.040. Non regulation assistance to a rider from another team, stage races. 200 CHF fine and 2’ penalty”

12-01-40

ref: 12-DIS-20150101-E_English

“Obviously as the director of the Giro d’Italia, I have to say that I’m sorry about this because it’s a further burden for a rider who hoped to do something important at this Giro, but this doesn’t mean that he can’t still do that,” Vegni said. “But clearly there was little to be done, rules are rules, and I think rules have to be respected for the credibility of this sport and, in this case, the credibility of the Giro d’Italia.”
— Giro director Mauro Vegni cyclingnews]

I think rules have to be respected…” Apparently only when it suits the narrative. Multiple riders break the rules by riding in front of a speeding train at this year’s Paris-Roubaix? (rule: 12.01.40/16) According to the UCI Commissionaire jury, nothing to see here; the UCI rule application appears to be totally arbitrary.

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Tuesday Tunes‬ #198 – B.B. King

BB-King B.B. King (1925-2015)
BB King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname ‘King of the Blues’, has died aged 89.
While he had spent the better part of 70 years on the road, playing gigs in pretty much every corner of the world, when he died, the blues guitarist, singer and iconic figure did so at home in Las Vegas.
His lawyer, Brent Bryson, said King died peacefully in his sleep. Mostly likely, the latest version of his trademark Gibson guitar, all of which were called Lucille, was not too far away.
[SMH]

And now for some music …
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This weeks links (2015-05-18)

In brief:

* Makey Makey GO [Kickstarter]
This project will be funded on Sat, Jul 11 2015 1:00 AM AEST.
Makey Makey GO is the World’s First Invention Kit that goes with you everywhere. Makey Makey GO catalyzes the same creativity and ingenuity in creators as the original, award-winning Makey Makey Classic and gives today’s tinkerers, dreamers, and makers even more mobility—allowing them to invent anytime, anywhere.

* This ex-Apple engineer’s new app turns your iPad into a second display for your Mac or PC (2015-May-13) [Business Insider]

Cycling:

* Giro d’Italia 2015 – Stages 8 & 9 [OGE]

Some reading/listening:

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Something from Bandcamp:
RipTide by Dirtwire

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**Winter Reading Challenge – 2015**

goodreads **Winter Reading Challenge – 1/6/15 – 31/8/15**
The Aussie Readers group on Goodreads has the Winter Reading Challenge;

❝ With WINTER almost upon us, sit yourselves down with pen and paper and work out your lists for our Winter Challenge…. To help reduce our HUGE TBRs, let’s try to choose every read for the WINTER challenge from our TBR lists ❞

Winter

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Wednesday WIN (2015-May-13)

FORCE – The story of Mikey Schaefer

A week in Berlin – Salomon Running TV S4 E03

The Fisherman’s Son

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This weeks links (2015-05-11)

In brief:

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Cycling:

* Giro d’Italia 2015 – Stage 1 TTT [OGE]

Some reading/listening:

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Something from Bandcamp:
Exile On West Street by The Everly Pregnant Brothers #Giro

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