Posts by Category: Mind

Friday Group Ride #42

Fausto Coppi had a big schnoz. I like to think it helped him cut through the wind. His hair was notoriously neat, Brylcreemed left and right, with a razor sharp part. No wind would take purchase ...

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2011 Tour de France Route Analysis

By now, you’ve probably seen the route of the 2011 Tour de France. It is, if nothing else, a substantial departure from the last 10 or so Tours. It would be easy to fault this edition for a lack ...

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Negative Capability

It’s about more than the contents of Alberto Contador’s urine. In an 1817 letter to his brother, the English poet John Keats expressed the idea of negative capability, which he ...

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FGR #40 Wrap

Climbing is easy, until you do it. It is truly amazing to me the way a steep hill looks completely rideable from the comfort of the passenger’s seat of a car, and then you get on two ...

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Friday Group Ride #40

The hill leading to my house is not that long, but it features a couple of steep ramps, no matter which direction you come from. I know, because I have tried coming from virtually every direction ...

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Bill Fields: 1935-2010

The bicycle industry has lost a giant. Bill Fields, a man whose career changed the bicycle industry in the United States has died following a prolonged illness that began with West Nile Virus. ...

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Worlds Group Ride Wrap

Some said the Worlds Road Race course in Melbourne favored the sprinters. Others said it was more for the rouleurs. As it turned out the best sprinter of the rouleurs, Thor Hushovd, took the ...

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Worlds Group Ride

G’day, mates! In case you’ve not been enduring the latest barrage of pro cyclist tweets from Down Under (Fabian Cancellara said the food at “Swiss Haus” was just like ...

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The Promise of Schwag

I want those Vans in the worst way. The inevitable outcome to going to any trade show is coming home with armfuls of stuff. Mostly, it’s product literature. That’s true no matter what sort of ...

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Book Review: The Spring Classics

Pornography gets a bad rap. Pictures meant to excite and titillate really aren’t such bad things, unless you happen to behave badly afterward. The Spring Classics, published in English by ...

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