Monthly Archives: July 2009

Two Good Hours

Yesterday afternoon, I had an IM conversation with my friend Dug, where I gave him some of the details of how things are and where they’re headed. Then, at the end, I suggested: “Hey, ...

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Torpedoed

When Alberto Contador attacked on le Grand Bornand and dropped teammate Andreas Kloden, he did more than just dash Kloden’s hopes for the podium. He torpedoed Astana’s historic bid to sweep the ...

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LiveStrong-Starbucks

Among the names that have been mentioned as potential sponsors of the new Lance Armstrong and Johan Bruyneel team have been Nike, LiveStrong and, more recently, Starbucks. An anonymous source ...

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Oracle Cycling

File this under www.curiousdevelopments.com. We have zero info, but one can't help but wonder if this isn't linked to Armstrong's coming announcement, the announcement he is scheduled to make on 7/23.

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Second Guesses and Self-Doubt

Since we put in the morphine pump Monday, Susan’s been in less pain. But yesterday, she slept through most of the day. It’s kind of funny: as soon as Susan stopped being in constant, ...

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Zipp VumaQuad Crankset

When I was initiated into proper roadiedom, I was taught that if you were serious about doing things the right way, the Euro way, then you did things a certain way. The quickest way to show ...

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Oregon Manifest

There isn’t a community in the United States working harder to convince the rest of the country that it is the preeminent cycling city than Portland. There are lots of great cycling cities, but ...

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July 21 Update on Susan

I know I said I was going to take a week off, but I also know that a lot of you care a lot about Susan and how she’s doing. And besides, sometimes it’s helpful for me to write things ...

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Le Parcours

ASO has a dilemma. Cycling fans all over the world don’t much like the course for the 2009 Tour de France. The criticism of the course has been consistent: No fireworks. It’s a shame, really. The ...

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