Archive | June, 2005

Ooopsie! – News

29 Jun

Looks like a made a boo-boo on the category selection. Seems Paolo Betinni is not racing the Tour this year, making my Cookie’s Revenge category utterly pointless. Ah well. I could swap in some other token Eyetai, but it really wouldn’t be the same. Perhaps more relevant to the larger cycling world, another garrulous Italian, […]

Compact Cranksets – Rant

27 Jun

Ok, geniuses, time for a quiz: Which of the following will NOT make you a better climber: a) EPO b) Losing some weight, tubby c) A compact crankset d) Training If you answered C, congratulations; you are now officially smarter than the entire marketing staff at Excel Sports thinks you are. Compact cranksets do not […]

Lance Fell Down! – News

27 Jun

Man, it’s a good thing Lance crashed today. Elsewise there’d be no news (other than boooooring Euro National Championships). The 6 time Tour winner smashed his helmet into two pieces during a low-speed impact before TT training ride, suffering facial abrasions and a black eye. Kind of makes me wonder just how well Giro is […]

"Crash!" DVD – Review

26 Jun

The product reviews here at Cyclocosm aim to be a bit different than on other sites. We tell you as much as possible, as quickly as possible. The testers decide what traits of a product are important to that product’s not sucking, then rate those traits 1-5, with 3 being the industry standard. No overall […]

Ritchey WCS Crankset – Review

26 Jun

The product reviews here at Cyclocosm aim to be a bit different than on other sites. We tell you as much as possible, as quickly as possible. The testers decide what traits of a product are important to that product’s not sucking, then rate those traits 1-5, with 3 being the industry standard. No overall […]

Reporters are Lazy – News

25 Jun

Have you ever noticed this? The closer we get to the tour, the less news we hear about it? I mean, sure, like the day before you get a freaking deluge of Tech news, inside information course previews, etc., but right now, it’s just a huge empty news vacuum. The only thing I can find […]

Dauphine Smack -News

24 Jun

So I read today in Sports Illustrated that Lance “doesn’t plan on losing his 7th Tour.” Damn, the news business is easy these days. Inside, there was a painfully basic (but well written for a layman audience) on the outlook for this year’s TdF. Items of note: Floyd Landis describing this year’s Discovery Tour sqaud […]

Weeeeee…I'm Back – News

23 Jun

So by “News” in the title of this post, I mean, of course, that after a week in the wilds of Alaska, there is none. Aitor Gonzalez won the Tour de Suisse. Big deal. “The TerminAitor” (as the Aussies style him; only an antipodean could so mangle English to make that beleagured moniker make a […]

Levi Who? – News

9 Jun

After years of being “oh yeah, that guy,” American Levi Leipheimer is looking like a big threat to Lance’s quest for number 7. The Gerolsteiner rider took second by a second for the second time in the Dauphine, bested over the 47k TT only by Phonak’s Santiago Botero, who is himself looking no chump for […]

Absence Makes – News

8 Jun

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, so you are all no doubt bummed to see that I am no longer absent. We have some catching up to do. Dauphine – Hincapie wins the prologue, one of four Americans (Leiphiemer, Landis and Armstrong were the others) in the top 5. Lance plays superdomestique for a day […]