Author Archive

The Catch

Any time I travel I do what I can to find a way to ride a bicycle. It may be one ride, or it may be four, but I won’t feel like I’ve explored a place properly until I have managed to ride a ...

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Joe Parkin: Come and Gone

If it is true that the greatest truths of our lives are revealed during times of adversity, then Joe Parkin knows a good deal more truth than I do. As cyclists, most of us have come to believe ...

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Unipublic Snubs Radio Shack

Johan Bruyneel in the media scrum following Unipublic’s announcement. A little over a week ago I wondered aloud in a Tweet if the Amaury Sport Organization might make a preemptive move ...

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The Heartbreak Hundred

The peloton collects and waits for the 9:00 rollout. Maybe it was my Catholic upbringing. Or maybe it was my relationship with my dad. Maybe I’m just defective. Somewhere, somehow, I blurred the ...

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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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