Posts by Category: Mind

Variations on a Theme

Much about professional cycling can be understood in terms of the Brady Bunch, that late ’60s, early ’70s television confection that taught a whole lot of us American types exactly ...

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The Hardest Part

I’m going to guess that Tom Petty hasn’t suffered much, because the waiting most definitely is not the hardest part. Sure, the waiting sucks. The waiting can be hard. You show up at ...

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Friday Group Ride #44

I really hope that Bryan Nygaard, Kim Andersen and the Schleck Brothers just never announce a sponsor for their new team, so that we can go on calling it The Luxembourg Project indefinitely. ...

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Election

Here in the United States an important election is taking place. It is arguably the most important mid-term election in more than 15 years. The talking points have been by turns filled with drama ...

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Gray

The Internet told me that, “Gray is a neutral, balanced color. It is a cool, conservative color that seldom evokes strong emotion although it can be seen as a cloudy or moody color.” ...

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Friday Group Ride #43

Let’s do something a little different this week. Let’s start with the question: What the hell is wrong with Bjarne Riis? It is entirely possible that, having read the question first, ...

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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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