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June 12. 2013 4:30PM

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At last some weather we can ride in.

But that’s not the only good news for followers of Cycling Scene, the blog also returns today with some odds and ends.

  • First up — the bike pictured on the right.

That’s the Smith & Wesson 24-speed police bike. Yep, the makers of the most powerful handgun in the world also make a mountain bike. Who knew?

I found this one online for a shade under $500. Just the thing if you are looking for something to go with your .44 Magnum.

I only wonder how different the Dirty Harry movies would have been if Smith & Wesson made this bike in the 70s.

I can here Clint now, “I know what your thinking.

“Did he ride five miles or six miles? To tell you the truth in all the excitement, I kind of lost count myself. So you have to ask yourself one question. ‘Do you feel lucky?’

“Well do you … punk?”

I’m not really sure what Harry Callahan would do then but I’m sure it would be epic.

  • Lance Armstrong’s old rival Jan Ullrich took a couple shots at the Texan in an article on

Ullrich said Armstrong was bound to get caught eventually because he made too many enemies.

“He always wanted to be the boss and behaved ruthlessly,” the German said, according to the website.

Ullrich went on to say that Armstrong has done enormous harm to cycling — especially in Germany.

I wonder what kind of harm Ullrich thinks he did to cycling himself. Ullrich was convicted of doping in February and had all his results back to 2005 vacated.

  • World time trial champion Tony Martin is not too happy with the Tour de France.

Martin claims the inclusion of a decent on in the 18th stage of the Tour is downright dangerous.

The Tour will climb Alp d’Huez twice in that stage. But to accomplish that, the stage will also have to go over and down the Cole de Sarenne.

A road that Martin referred to simply as “a bad road” in an article on According to Martin, the road is rough, narrow and has no guardrails.

  • No for the bad news. There is plenty of rain in the forecast for tomorrow. So hopefully you took advantage of today’s sun to get in some miles.

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