Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Case for Nibali

The Case for Nibali

As the 2014 Tour de France races toward Paris, Vincenzo Nibali continues to ride in a class of his own. Amid the predictable and spastic cries of “Doper!” from trolls and imbecilli, a ...

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An Open Letter to Laura Weintraub

An Open Letter to Laura Weintraub

You probably didn’t expect your 15 minutes of fame to go this way. I can understand that maybe you didn’t think anyone would disagree with you, that you wouldn’t be called a ...

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A Visit to Seven Cycles

A Visit to Seven Cycles

Last week, I traveled to Boston for the first time in 15 or 16 years. As Robot noted, we’d also planned to ride together but due to an injury to his hand, that didn’t happen. Still, ...

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Real Racing

Real Racing

I was watching a shot from a motorcycle as it sped from past a Sky riding getting dropped from the main group, past a dwindling peloton containing Alejandro Valverde, Tejay Van Garderen and two ...

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Scott Road Premium Shoes

Scott Road Premium Shoes

I first learned the Scott name because of those aero bars Dave Scott was using back when shoulder pads were in style. I had no idea they did anything other than crazy bars. Then I moved to New ...

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Friday Group Ride #226

Friday Group Ride #226

I’m not allowed to grip a handlebar for 8-10 weeks. In fact, I’m typing this with my right hand and left thumb. The rest of that hand is close to useless after I severed two tendons ...

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