With Peter Sagan’s recent expulsion from the Tour de France, all of social media has blown up with whether or not he caused Mark Cavendish’s crash and what the appropriate action, if any, was warranted. As our man Patrick put it, “Pinning all of the problems of that sprint on Sagan is like pinning all of Watergate on John Ehrlichman.” Hottie talks about the time he sort of got Saganed (new verb, you heard it here first), but then saved it all.
Lance Armstrong has a new blog for Outside Online and the boys talk about whether listening to his podcast and reading his blog is worth their time.
And speaking of pro cycling, Fatty updates us on his coaching by Jonathan Vaughters, even while he is at the Tour de France. He shares what it’s like to be dressed down by a ProTour team director when you go off script.
We also talk bike theft. Patrick’s cargo bike, a Yuba Spicy Curry, was stolen over the weekend, and while the Santa Rosa Police Department recovered it less than 36 hours later, the bike is a wreck. Our cheers to Yuba Bikes and director of operations Marc Azevedo for their help in recovering the bike they sold him.
Hottie interviews Abus Security’s Greg Heck about protecting your investment.
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