Monthly Archives: July 2010

FGR #31 Wrap

One got the sense from watching the finish of Stage 12, the extended confrontation between Julian Dean and Mark Renshaw and the subsequent reaction of the commissaires, that TdF officials were ...

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Revelations

The last ten days have surprised me for one unusual piece of news after another. I’m not normally one to write the grab-bag post, but because so many disparate pieces of news have elicited the ...

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Friday Group Ride #31

The best lead out man in the business, Mark Renshaw, didn’t race his bicycle today. Given that the Tour de France was pointed uphill for Stage 13 means the Australian wasn’t going to ...

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Tour de Life

The garbage needs to go out. The bag from the kitchen is standard issue. The coffee grounds that go there every morning serve to mask the other scents maturing within. The diaper pail upstairs is ...

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The Great Showdown

On July 1, 2010, the 2010 Tour de France looked as if it would be one of the most competitive editions of the race in its history. Rarely has a Grand Tour had so much talent show up with winning ...

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FGR Wrap #30

End of an era—one sight we’re not likely to see again: Armstrong leading Contador. Well this is one time the FGR won’t be settled immediately. We’ve got nearly two weeks to see how this ...

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Friday Group Ride #30

It would have been easy, last week, to give over the Group Ride to a Tour prediction competition. We resisted, but no more. Now that things are beginning to shake out a little, now that ...

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Hunger

Desire has a way of informing our senses, giving us taste even before a thing is served. Our longing has a way of making us focus, making each detail of preparation a ceremony. We wait. We look ...

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FGR Wrap #29

This week’s ride was about stories, the ones the race tells and the ones we wanted to hear. Fortunately, and this is the hallmark of a good storyteller, this 2010 Tour de France is spinning ...

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