Monthly Archives: July 2010

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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Quelle Surprise

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I’m not apologizing to Dickens, not after the last two days of racing. He couldn’t have seen this coming. For the Schleck brothers and Team ...

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In Praise of 5:00 AM

I am not a big fan of waking up. To illustrate my lack of unexcitedness about waking up in general, I would like to provide to you the following list of things about which I am not excited, ...

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Class Act

One of cycling’s central tenets is that it is a gentlemens’ sport. Not that it is a sport plied by well-heeled graduates of the English public schools, but rather that even in sport we are meant ...

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RKP Celebrates a Year

It’s time for the battle of the giants. Yesterday RKP celebrated its one-year anniversary. Your readership has made the last year possible. You’ve given us the chance to follow stories and ...

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Friday Group Ride #29

Christmas Eve and all through Rotterdam, most creature are stirring, riders, sporting directors, mechanics, soigneurs, journalists and fans. And old Chris Prudhomme, with his staff in the ...

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Making a Tour Grand

In anticipation of the the Grand Depart of the Grande Boucle, and in the waning slip stream of the best Giro d’ Italia in many years, it bears asking what elements make up a grand Grand ...

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