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Secrets of the Peloton

The Simi Ride warms up on Los Angeles Avenue. There is no there there. —Gertrude Stein Of all the cycling blogs I read, the one that most consistently surprises me is Competitive Cyclist’s ...

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Red Herring

In movie making, writers of thrillers and mysteries will often use a device to heighten suspense and keep viewers from guessing too much of the plot. That element is called a Red Herring. ...

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Preparation

Cycling is a to-do-list person’s paradise. From “oil chain before tomorrow’s ride” to “win Tour de France by age 25” cyclists can amass more boxes to be ticked and action items to action than ...

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Interview: Steve Bauer, Part II

Bauer in action at the ’91 Tour of Flanders In part II of  our talk with Steve Bauer we ask him about his best day ever, the ’88 Tour de France where he finished fourth and his ...

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Interview: Steve Bauer, Part I

Bauer in the final time trial of the ’86 Tour de France When you think of great cyclists from North America, Steve Bauer is one of those guys whose name immediately comes to mind. Most ...

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Fans

Colorful characters have been a part of bike racing for as long as I’ve been visiting races. But they used to be on the rare side. While I can’t say they are the rule, they are ...

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The Venerable Bike Shop

San Francisco landmark American Cyclery A love of gear is an expansive love. And it’s not a love that blooms in isolation. It grows from our infatuation with an activity and the gear is nothing ...

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Floyd Landis Confesses

What a difference four years makes. Had Floyd Landis woken up on July 28, 2006, and called a press conference to announce to the world all the things he detailed in his e-mail to USA Cycling’s ...

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Garmin-Transitions Comes of Age

When Jonathan Vaughters’ fledgling PRO team first went to Europe, all who watched closely enough to care asked a single question: Will they win? It’s an unsurprising question. Any ...

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