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The Recon Ride Podcast: Amstel Gold & Fleche Wallonne 2015

18 Apr

Episode 9: Amstel Gold & Fleche Wallonne 2015 The youngest of the Spring Classics, Amstel Gold is punctuated by 30+ climbs and incessant road furniture. Wednesday’s Fleche Wallone takes riders over the photogenically steep Mur de Huy three times. Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) is back in the US to help me discuss the events, […]

How The Race Was Won – Paris-Roubaix 2015

13 Apr

The cobbles weren’t all that decisive this year—thanks to good weather and a steady tailwind, they were really more a steady grindstone against which the field was reduced. The real tactical action came at the very end, and involved some of Etixx-Quickstep’s best racing this spring, though in the finale, the outcome was pretty much […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Paris-Roubaix 2015

10 Apr

Episode 8: Paris-Roubaix They call it the Queen of the Classics—long, pan-flat, jarring and legendary. Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) continues his European tour, interviewing my race favorite Sky’s Brad Wiggins, his teammate Gerraint Thomas, and MTN Qhubeka’s American veteran, Tyler Farrar. In addition, we both pontificate on the history, the most important cobbled segments, […]

The Week in Bike #64 – Exit Interview

10 Apr

Since so many of you asked, it’s an Icebreaker Quantum LS Zip Hoodie. It’s wool, and comfortable for strenuous exercise or just wearing. And it doesn’t smell. I was very upset to fray a few threads in the right shoulder the day after I got it, but otherwise, it’s held up quite well. And no, […]

How The Race Was Won – Tour of Flanders 2015

6 Apr

A long race with a relatively simple plotline and loads of substories. Sky over-working, Greipel doing everything, Shimano not-so-neutral service, FDJ’s miserable luck, Tiesj Benoot…but as always, to get everything (like those last two), you’ll have to watch the actual race.

The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour of Flanders 2015

4 Apr

Episode 7: Tour of Flanders An interview-filled edition on what I consider the biggest race of the year, The Tour of Flanders. Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) is on-site in Belgium, snaring interviews with Sep Vanmarcke, Patrick Lefevere, and Gerraint Thomas, while I pour over course profiles and archival footage, all to give you the […]

The Week in Bike #63 – Talent Retention

3 Apr

Because this is a news show or something, Catalunya, Trofeo Binda, Gent-Wevelgem, herding a peloton of cats, weather, motors, reporting, impressions, Be King of America, Flanders, banking on upstream sources with the optimism of a Californian water manager in the 1960s.

How The Race Was Won – Gent-Wevelgem 2015

30 Mar

Another one of those (lol) Sprinters’ Classics. Nice to have the crosswinds kick the living daylights out of it this time around, resulting in a very different, strangely tactical conclusion.

The Week in Bike #62 – Plus Ça Change

27 Mar

E3, Cancellara, The Recon Ride, minor league, analysis, highlights, Wiggle-Honda, Fedrigo by not a nose, Catalunya GC mayhem, next HTRWW, morphophobia, electronic shifting, motors…or an actual problem

The Recon Ride Podcast: E3 Harelbeke / Gent-Wevelgem 2015

26 Mar

Episode 6: E3 Harelbeke / Gent-Wevelgem A double-feature on the start of what Ted King once called The Fourth Grand Tour. Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and I discuss the first two big classics of the season, I make a rare outsider pick while discussing the top favorites, and we have quick chat on AG2R’s […]