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Photo: Tour de France cyclist shares shocking photo of veiny legs

People across the world marvel at athletes’ physiques and rightfully so. They train months, even years, to get in great shape. 

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However, what people don’t always see is the grueling effect it has on the body. Polish cyclist Pawel Poljanski changed that this week when he shared a picture of his veiny, muscular legs on Instagram

Poljanski, who is competing in the Tour de France, captioned his photo: “After sixteen stages I think my legs look (a) little tired.”

In just 21 hours, the photo garnered more than 22,000 likes on Instagram and hundreds of comments. 

The image was also shared on Twitter, where users expressed awe and disgust.

Renegade squirrel darts into cyclist's path, causing strange crash, injury

A renegade squirrel ran into the path of the Levi's GranFondo cycling race in Sonoma County, California, on Saturday, causing an unusual collision that left a cyclist injured and disoriented.

According to The Press-Democrat, the rider – one of 7,000 cyclists participating in the race – took a spill after the squirrel darted onto the course and became lodged in the spokes of his bike. The squirrel died; the man reportedly flipped over his handlebars and hit the ground.

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Several riders stopped to snap photos of the squirrel tangled in the spokes, The Press-Democrat reported.

"It was an oddity," said Monte Rio fire Chief Steve Baxman.

"I’ve never seen a squirrel caught in the spokes."

The cyclist, who said he was from Oakland, was disoriented and seemed to have a head injury, Baxman said. He was treated at a nearby hospital.

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Scissortail Street Street Competition and BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Blue Ox Dining Group has partnered with Quickie-Mart skate shop and ROCK 103 to host a two day street competition, Oct. 11-12 in Downtown Tulsa. The inaugural competition, expected to be the only one of its kind in the area, will feature skate and fixed gear bike competitions and races, a street art competition, and a battle of the bands.



Spank 7pm

Benny's Little Weasel 8pm

Absence of Ink 9pm

Dead End Drive 10pm 

This event will benefit Rise & Shine, a local neighborhood improvement project.  The event, located between Frankfort and Greenwood on 3rd St. at the south east end of The Blue Dome District, will kick off at 6pm on Friday night and will feature a skate demonstration, free skate lessons, and a midnight ride. Area DJs will perform in the skate area throughout the evening.  The battle of the bands and street art events also begin on Friday night with round one of the ten-team contest and a live street art demonstration by Tulsa’s best artists.

The event will also feature vendor booths and local food trucks. The skate and street art competitions will begin at 10am on Saturday morning and will continue throughout the day. The Battle of the Bands Finals will be Saturday night on the ROCK 103 Stage and will be followed by a performance from the popular local band, SocietySociety.  

The event is the evolution of the former Joe Momma’s Back to School Battle of the Bands, an annual event hosted by Joe Momma’s, a local pizza establishment and first restaurant concept by Blake Ewing, founder of The Blue Ox Dining Group.  “We really wanted to take it up a notch this year and felt like street art, skating and fixed gear bike riding were all complimentary to our battle of the bands. We called the guys at Quickie Mart and they were enthusiastic about partnering. This will be a great event for a worthy cause.” said Ewing.  

Proceeds will help fund Blue Ox dining’s community building effort, Rise & Shine, which held its first neighborhood cleanup effort in The Pearl District in August.  For more information about the event schedule or about participating in the event, either as a sponsor, street artist, skateboarder or cyclist visit or Scissortail Street Competition on Facebook.  If you have questions, contact event coordinator, Megan Wilson at 918.949.3860.  Quickie Mart is a local skate shop located at 53rd and Peoria and the Blue OxDining Group is a Tulsa based restaurant and entertainment group, with several concepts located in the downtown area.

 The event will be located in front of and on the grounds of the former Midland Valley Train Depot at 520 E 3rd. Street.  Sponsors include Blue Ox Dining Group, Quickie Mart, ROCK 103.3, Joe Momma’s, Valcour Studio, The Hunt Club, Joe Momma's, BackAlley Blues and BBQ, Urban Tulsa, Okie ToneRecords, The Dog House, Vans Core Skate, DC, Globe, Volcom, Knowledge Skateboards, Endurance Skateboards, and Red Bull.

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