There's an insightful column about the Tour de France from Jim Caple of ESPN.com, a media outlet not usually known for paying very much attention to bicycle racing. Jim lists his ten reasons why he thinks the race is still worth watching. One notable quote: "Who is more patriotic, the person who commutes to work on a bike, or the guy who slaps a U.S. flag decal on his SUV that gets 12 miles per gallon?"
He also makes the comment that "bicycles are the new SUV," an opinion that we couldn't agree with more, although he claims to be "ahead of the curve" on that point, even though the Adventure Cycling Association has been selling that idea on a t-shirt for several years.
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