Monthly Archives: June 2010

Friday Group Ride #26

The middle of June. The precipice. The brink. Just a few weeks left to tune up for the Tour de France, which means that all the "just riding this race as training" is almost over. Top Tour ...

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The World Cup

As some of you might be aware, there are sports other than cycling. One of those sports is soccer/football/futbol/futebol/voetbal/fußbal/calcio, and in this other sport with its many names, there ...

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Tour of Missouri: Rest in Peace

Last week cycling lost yet another home to the peloton. The Tour of Missouri which had quickly risen in the continental ranks as second only to the Tour of California, was found beaten to death ...

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FGR #25 Wrap

You guys astound me. You floor me. I mean, really. I write a Group Ride soliciting comments about your favorite pair of sweaty, old gloves or a pair of shorts that doesn't bind or chafe. And what ...

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Secrets of the Peloton

The Simi Ride warms up on Los Angeles Avenue. There is no there there. —Gertrude Stein Of all the cycling blogs I read, the one that most consistently surprises me is Competitive Cyclist’s ...

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Friday Group Ride #25

Now that we’ve been given the gift of mechanical doping, I am thinking about all of the little bits of gear that help me along my way every day, the gloves, the helmet, the shorts and ...

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Red Herring

In movie making, writers of thrillers and mysteries will often use a device to heighten suspense and keep viewers from guessing too much of the plot. That element is called a Red Herring. ...

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Preparation

Cycling is a to-do-list person’s paradise. From “oil chain before tomorrow’s ride” to “win Tour de France by age 25” cyclists can amass more boxes to be ticked and action items to action than ...

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FGR#24 Wrap

I already have Grand Tour hangover, that malaise that settles in when there isn't a daily race to follow by television/live web feed or text updates. This just-finished Giro d' Italia was simply ...

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