Five Years Ago Today

May 19 2010

Five years ago today I wrote my first real post on this blog during my lunch break, at Dos Gringos Burritos in scenic Carbondale, CO, in the shadow of Mount Sopris (at left). I believe Ute City Cycles, the shop I worked for at the time, has since moved to Aspen.

Quite an anniversary gift from the Giro this year, eh? And I thought it was a good race back in 2005.

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10 Responses to “Five Years Ago Today”

  1. Sebastian 19 May 2010 at 6:13 pm #

    Every time another piece of bad luck befalls Cadel Evans, I wonder whether he will finally go berserk with rage, scream “NO MORE!!”, and turn into some kind of Incredible Hulk-like monster. Well, I think it’s now or never.

  2. Skippy 19 May 2010 at 9:00 pm #


    Cadel will regroup and work his way back to the podium. m/while that little “Digger” Richie Porte will have to get over Mt Grappo w/out Baden Cooke who has gone home to try out his TT skills on the steep!
    Whilst “home” in Austria i have been entertained by the depth of Aussie Sporting talent and look forward to seeing more in the next days.

    Go AUssie!!

  3. LDR 20 May 2010 at 12:11 am #

    This from VeloNews:

    “We heard over the radio, there were 20 riders gone. We were waiting for the numbers, then we didn’t get the numbers. Then we heard there was another big group of 40 going,” said Astana sport director Lorenzo Lapage. “We didn’t get the numbers of the big group until they had eight minutes, so that was part of the problem.”

    This speaks volumes about how it happened. Everyone waited to be cued by a team director to move. Anyone else think Lorenzo Lapage should find a different line of work?

    Does someone really need to tell a racer that when nearly a third of the peloton goes up the road they ought to respond?

    Probably the most compelling argument I’ve seen for getting rid of race radios.

    “We didn’t get the numbers . . . until they had eight minutes . . .” So in the meantime we thought we would just wait around for a while to see what would develop.

    Congratulations Cosmo! Great blog! It gives us a place to vent.

  4. Psychlist 20 May 2010 at 1:34 am #

    Sincere congratulations on the anniversary Cosmo.

    I’m glad you have persisted with the blog all these years despite the technical issues / work interuptions, race schedules etc.

    Just when i thought i knew a thing or two about pro cycling, we get a stage of the Giro like Stage 11. Unbelievable.

    In addition to the time made / lost by GC contenders, it’s worth noting that Vino lost 3 team mates during the stage and Evans two, leaving them both with only 4 team mates each.

    Liquigas, Sky and Cervelo will surely attempt to exploit their numerical superiority in the following stages.

  5. Markool 20 May 2010 at 2:03 am #

    Can’t wait for the next installment of “How the Race was Won”, or should it be called how the race was lost ?

  6. Dave 20 May 2010 at 2:10 am #

    Sebastian, Skippy, LDR and Pyschlist – I’m feeling your posts, every single one of them. Can only “+1” since it’s all been said here, on cyclocosm….

  7. DJ 20 May 2010 at 7:13 am #

    Congratulations on what in pre-Giro Italian could be called the first ‘lustrum’ of your excellent blog, Cosmo!! Keep up the good work!
    And if the use of race-radio’s actually promotes the occurence of freak stages like yesterday’s I think it’s the most compelling argument I’ve seen so far for keeping them – those foolish enough to solely depend on info from their DS should be punished once in a while 😉

  8. rainbow 20 May 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    Happy blogday Cosmo, it wasn’t for the chaos in the universe blogs and sport wouldn’t be as interesting as it is. This side event to the main tour in the US as the local media has been presenting it has been a cataclysmic sceptical. The DS and managers each need a sound dope slap and the team captains a pay cut for their poor performance.

  9. mindtron 20 May 2010 at 11:26 pm #

    congrats on the anniversary.

    you are always the first place I go when I open my RSS reader. Please keep up the good work.

  10. Bradford Malsam 25 August 2011 at 9:15 am #

    I do accept as true with all the concepts you’ve presented in your post. They are very convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are very short for novices. May just you please extend them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

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