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Strange facts from the past seven days on road.cc

1. Lance Armstrong loves a McDonald's breakfast
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2. A deer can take out a mountain biker quite easily.
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3. As can a bear, not surprisingly.
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4. And a 75-year-old Danish woman can take down a moped riding thief.
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The bicycle sketch allegedly drawn by a student of Leonardo Da Vinci (Wikimedia Commons).jpg5. A well known sketch of a bicycle alleged to have been drawn by a pupil of Leonardo da Vinci was actually forged some time between 1967 and 1974.
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6. You can get a bike helmet with brake lights.
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Lael Wilcox (source Trans Am Bike Race).jpg7. Lael Wilcox has become the first woman to win the nearly 5,000 mile Trans Am Bike Race.
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Mont Ventoux (licensed CC BY ND 2.0 by Nicolas Aix on Flickr)8. EPO appeared to have no effect on well-trained cyclists in a race on Mont Ventoux, according to researchers from the Netherlands.
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9. Sir Chris Hoy finished 17th at the 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car race.
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10. You can’t cycle on Bournemouth seafront between 10am and 6pm during July and August.
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edco-3ax-2.jpg11. You can buy pedals that “sway”, the idea being to improve leg alignment and pedalling efficiency.
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Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.