Monthly Archives: June 2010

FGR #28 Wrap

The eternal pair: Jens and the rivet What has the bike taught you? What is it that keeps you going when you’re on the rivet, in the red, on the limit? The bicycle can be a difference ...

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Friday Group Ride #28

Sometimes, when I feel weak, when my muscles hurt, when the sweat is stinging my eyes, I stop and ask myself, “Why am I doing this?” It is, I think, a fairly common-sensical question. ...

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Man Racer

Because Mark Cavendish, 25-years-old at time of writing, has just released his autobiography, “Boy Racer,” I decided to ride down to my local library and borrow their copy of ...

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The Catch

Any time I travel I do what I can to find a way to ride a bicycle. It may be one ride, or it may be four, but I won’t feel like I’ve explored a place properly until I have managed to ride a ...

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FGR #27 Wrap

The funny thing about the Group Ride, about any Group Ride really, is that it almost never goes quite the way you expect it to. You set out on a route you think you know, but then some big ...

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Friday Group Ride #27

Today, my Twitter feed mentioned that the UCI would begin scanning bicycles to prevent "mechanical doping." I'm not sure what misguided interpreter hatched the phrase, but it has taken on a ...

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Joe Parkin: Come and Gone

If it is true that the greatest truths of our lives are revealed during times of adversity, then Joe Parkin knows a good deal more truth than I do. As cyclists, most of us have come to believe ...

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FGR #26 Wrap

The question is not whether or not Alberto Contador is the favorite for the upcoming Tour de France. The question is who will challenge him and how? Because there is only one ITT in this ...

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Unipublic Snubs Radio Shack

Johan Bruyneel in the media scrum following Unipublic’s announcement. A little over a week ago I wondered aloud in a Tweet if the Amaury Sport Organization might make a preemptive move ...

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The Heartbreak Hundred

The peloton collects and waits for the 9:00 rollout. Maybe it was my Catholic upbringing. Or maybe it was my relationship with my dad. Maybe I’m just defective. Somewhere, somehow, I blurred the ...

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