Monthly Archives: June 2010

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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Love for the LBS Guys

A couple weeks ago, The Runner and I went on a road ride: up to the summit of the Alpine, down to Cascade Springs, and back home. With — I think — about 5000+ feet of climbing, this ...

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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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