Tag Archives: Levi Leipheimer

Considering Levi’s GranFondo

Considering Levi’s GranFondo

Since USADA released its Reasoned Decision in October of 2012, cycling fans have turned on riders it once revered. Most hardcore riders I know had tired of Lance Armstrong long before Travis ...

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Book Review: Wheelmen

Our species likes stories to be relatively straightforward and with a minimum of characters. Just think of how many movies you’ve seen with half a dozen or so  speaking parts. Off the top ...

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Tying Off the Past

Now that Pat McQuaid has been voted out of the UCI presidency and the troubled institution is being led by Brian Cookson, there is some reasonable hope that a Truth and Reconciliation Commission ...

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Just ‘Cuz

I’ve ridden a great many bike events over the years. From charity rides that were as elaborately produced as a wedding to road races marshaled by a van with half a million miles on it and ...

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The Day You Don’t Want to End

The Day You Don’t Want to End

We’re at an uneasy place with our heroes. Even without the benefit of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the landscape of our understanding of professional bike racing in the last 20 ...

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Sea Change

  In refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks unwittingly ignited a revolution in how the United States treated African Americans. It was a ...

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Fallout

 The tribute to Armstrong’s ’99 Tour win at Trek Headquarters When I was a boy, I had a thing for Porsche. I thought their cars were sexy in ways almost nothing other than lingerie ...

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