Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Bad Word

Blame the tire or the rain for the flat? The choice can be important to a review. In the bike industry, bike and equipment reviews have a notorious reputation. The reasons for their notoriety are ...

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Friday Group Ride #71

There is a long bike path at the bottom of the hill I live on. It serves as a sort of summer super-highway for the recreationally inclined. Joggers. Strollers. Roller bladers. Cyclists. ...

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The 1967 Giro d’Italia

[Editor’s note: Bill and Carol McGann recently published the first in their two-volume history of the Giro d’Italia. I haven’t had time to actually read it yet, but I recall ...

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Pick Up The Pieces

[Editor’s note: MMX, aka Michael Marckx, is perhaps best known as the chairman of the board of the Surfrider Foundation or as the president of SPY Optics. What’s perhaps less known is ...

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Listening to Tyler

  By the time 60 Minutes aired Sunday night, I had digested every element of the show I could in advance. I’d parsed quote upon quote and laughed at Lance Armstrong’s attempts to discredit ...

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The Bad Guy

When we consider the problem of doping it’s easy to look at the issue in terms of black and white. There are the clean riders (white) and the doped riders (black). There are the teams whose ...

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Corroboration

On a day when there were fireworks at both the Giro d’Italia and the Amgen Tour of California, the biggest news in cycling came from neither event. CBS News announced that George Hincapie ...

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FGR #70

The other shoe has not dropped. It is actually raining shoes now. Tyler Hamilton’s doping confession, grand-jury induced or 60-Minutes inspired, is just the latest drop in the ...

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Hamilton Comes Clean

In American cycling, the proverbial other shoe seems to keep dropping. Tyler Hamilton’s revelation that yes, in fact, he did use EPO, that everyone was using EPO, that he saw EPO in Lance ...

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The Slop

I am naked. In the basement. Stuffing my shoes with newspaper. My clothes are in a heap by the washing machine. There is a drop of water dangling from one of my ears, like a pearl earring. It ...

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