While Ken Martin and Matt Adams were traveling in Namibia, Africa, a couple years ago, two of their hosts appeared with a digital camera and a photo printer. The men were photographing churchgoers in their Sunday best and selling the pictures on the spot.
Martin said he admired their entrepreneurial spirit, but something else excited him about what he saw: “They transported it all on the back of a bicycle.”Â Â … Pictures & More
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USA Cycling nnounced the first round of nominations to the United States National Team for the 2011 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, slated for January 29-30 in St. Wendel, Germany.
Thirteen athletes have been named to the elite womenâ€™s, U23 menâ€™s, and junior menâ€™s squads based on their performances over the last cyclo-cross seasonÂ Â …Â Details
Colorado Springs, Colo. (December 31, 2010) — The USA Cycling Development Foundation has recognized four student-athletes as recipients of the annual John Stenner and Joshua Kuck Memorial Scholarships.
The winners of the John Stenner Memorial Scholarships are Martha Buckley (Cambridge, MA) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Nitish Nag (Union City, CA) of the University of California at Berkeley. The winners of the Joshua Kuck Memorial Scholarship are Blake Anton (San Luis Obispo, Calif) of Cal Poly and Devon Simpson (Kirkland, Wash.) of the University of Washington.
The John Stenner Memorial Scholarships are based on academic achievements, athletic accomplishments and service to the community with an emphasis on collegiate team involvement and leadershipÂ …Â More
Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Planet Bike) won her fourth UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup of the season on Sunday in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium; helping her hold off Dutchwoman Sanne Van Paassen for the overall world cup lead. Two U23 American men also finished inside the top 20.
Compton, just off a victory in the world cupâ€™s fifth round in Kalmthout on Dec. 19, finished nearly a minute ahead of reigning world champion Marianne Vos (Netherlands/Nederland Bloeit) and Van Paassen. With earlier World Cup victories in Aigle, Switzerland, in October and Koksijde, Belgium, in November, Compton holds the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup elite womenâ€™s division lead. The seven-time USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Champion has tallied a total of 240 points through six events thus far, a mere 10 points ahead of Van Paassen (Netherlands/BrainWash) with two world cup events remainingÂ …Â More