Posts by Category: Body

New Kit

A new season means new kit. Depending on a few factors such as when you finalize sponsors, when your race season starts and how proficient your team’s leadership is at herding cats to get the ...

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Friday Group Ride #10

As you may well know, Bradley Wiggins had a big 2009, converting himself from track legend to Tour de France contender just by putting down the lager and coming into the season a few kilos ...

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The Opera

Bike racing is hard. No other statement, perhaps, has been written so often, by so many, about our sport. It's hard. Its conflicts and denouement play out at the ragged end of human ...

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Friday Group Ride #9

The thing about Qatar, even though they don't have any mountains (the highest point in the country is 340ft above sea level, is that it's windy. Head winds. Tail winds. Cross winds. And they have ...

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Photo of the Day

I shot this image high in the Pyrenees to the south of St. Lary Soulan. The road was just better than chip and seal and steep—more than 13 percent—for several kilometers. The turns were ...

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Group Ride Math

When I tell you I have a graduate degree in English, I’m not so much stating a fact as a failing. An MFA in poetry suggests that the diplomate can string together a grammatically sensible ...

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The Rain

When I think about what we do as cyclists, certain words recur with pop-hit chorus regularity. There’s ‘hard.’ There’s ‘challenging.’ There’s ‘suffering.’ There’s ‘difficult.’ We can add dozens ...

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Friday Group Ride #8

OK. Circle up. Circle up. Zip up your jackets. Straighten your knee warmers. Adjust the velcro on your shoes. It’s time to roll out. I got to thinking recently that, though the TDU wrapped ...

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USAC Bans Race Radios, Mostly

USA Cycling, in response to a request from the UCI, has banned race radios in almost all road and track events. With the exception of UCI HC or Category 1 races, radios and audio playback devices ...

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Friday Group Ride #7 Wrap

Oh, ye of little faith. The status quo arises to dampen future hope. But in that dragon of a peloton, slinking and slithering across the countryside, there is ALWAYS one who thinks he's fast, who ...

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