Author Archive

Hunger

Desire has a way of informing our senses, giving us taste even before a thing is served. Our longing has a way of making us focus, making each detail of preparation a ceremony. We wait. We look ...

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Quelle Surprise

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I’m not apologizing to Dickens, not after the last two days of racing. He couldn’t have seen this coming. For the Schleck brothers and Team ...

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Class Act

One of cycling’s central tenets is that it is a gentlemens’ sport. Not that it is a sport plied by well-heeled graduates of the English public schools, but rather that even in sport we are meant ...

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RKP Celebrates a Year

It’s time for the battle of the giants. Yesterday RKP celebrated its one-year anniversary. Your readership has made the last year possible. You’ve given us the chance to follow stories and ...

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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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