Monthly Archives: July 2011

Friday Group Ride #77

So Omega Pharma has announced it will merge with another team. L’Equipe is reporting that there will be no Belgian superteam merger with QuickStep. Rather, the merger is likely to take ...

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The Hand-Up

I love feed zones. They are opportunities for riders to take refuge and stock. That is, they are a sort of mental landing in the stairway,  a brief pause that allows a rider to tell himself no ...

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Above and Below

I was at the tattoo shop late, pouring rain outside. I was having a piece finished up, and by the time we were done I was exhausted both from the hour and the pain. Matt, my tattoo guy, wrapped ...

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An Infinite Jest

David Foster Wallace’s 1996 novel “Infinite Jest” is a sprawling, impossible novel, 1079 pages long with hundreds of foot and end notes that break up and expand on the multiple ...

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The Ache

I ache. I ache for Thomas Voeckler. I ache for Andy Schleck. I ache for the end of the Tour de France. In a tweet today David Millar wrote that as he rode in his car back to the hotel they ...

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Friday Group Ride #76

There’s only one question we can ask on a day like today and it’s the question you’ve been waiting for: Who will don the yellow jersey in Paris? We didn’t ask before now ...

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Props to John Pierce

All of the photography that I run from ProTeam events, such as the images from this year’s Tour de France come from John Pierce at Photosport International. I’ve got a relationship ...

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Daring

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the ...

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The Unexpected

If you’d asked me before the Tour started to list ten things that might happen during this year’s race, I don’t think the list would have included Alberto Contador losing time ...

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