Monthly Archives: August 2010

Laurent Fignon: 1960-2010

We’re sad to learn of the death of Laurent Fignon. To Americans, he is most often remembered as Greg LeMond’s adversary in the 1989 Tour de France, giving the race its closest finish in history. ...

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The Ride of the Immortals

Years ago I was listening to Cream bassist Jack Bruce being asked about Eric Clapton’s guitar playing. He drew a comparison between Clapton’s songwriting and soloing and the melodies written by ...

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Friday Group Ride #36

Alejandro Valverde, Roberto Heras and Isisdro Nozal at the 2004 Vuelta The final Grand Tour of the season is upon us and that can mean only one thing: You’ve planned your Labor Day Weekend. ...

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FRG #35 Wrap

Following the FGR #35 I knew my reading list would get longer with titles I’d been meaning to get around to, but what I didn’t expect was to run across such great recommendations not ...

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Friday Group Ride #35

Summer is a time for reading, and I’ve spent most of it working my way through a tall pile of cycling tomes. I read Bernard Hinault’s Memories of the Peloton and Tim Moore’s ...

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The Void

A few of the usual suspects: (l-r) Joel, Adam, Eric, Rob, Gary and Padraig Since returning from Nice and wrestling with jetlag I’ve been inputting each of the rides I did on my Alpen odyssey with ...

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The Vision

The lower reaches of the Col de la Cayolle wind through a canyon carved by river. When I left home my mind contained a vision. In it I was fit. I was ready. I was unencumbered by obstacles. I’d ...

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