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Hitting for the cycle

Americans on bikes still pedaling uphill when it comes to acceptance

Updated: July 6, 2010, 6:34 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

Short this week, and right to the point: Thanks for not killing me.

Some hurried thoughts today on sharing the road and taking the lane, on spandex and Lycra and "The Star-Spangled Banner," on carbon footprints and carbon fiber, on rage and nonviolence and the Infinite Tao of the Saddle Sore, and on the state of the state of the United States cyclist.

Like a lot of Americans, including Lance Armstrong, I spent some time on my bike this past hot holiday weekend. ...

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