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Deconstructing Self-Destruction

1 Feb

I got into a little Twitter dust-up this weekend with VeloNews’ John Bradley. It wasn’t on purpose—yes, I did tweet a rebuke at him, but it was based largely on my misinterpreting something he’d written. @johnwbradley @velonews shop your feelings away. Strong take. — (@Cyclocosm) January 31, 2016 @johnwbradley @velonews my apologies. My interpretation […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour Down Under 2016

16 Jan

Episode 31: Santos Tour Down Under 2016 Hello, yes—it’s not really road season yet, but Dane Cash of VeloHuman and I are back to entertain (and even discuss) the notion that the Tour Down Under might actually be a WorldTour event. Some fantastic course features have been worked back into the route, and a compressed […]

WorldTour Transfers Chart 2015-2016

19 Oct

I broke my toe (slightly) last week, enough to take riding and running off the schedule for a bit. I still have to go to my day job, so don’t expect the return of HTRWW anytime soon, but I did have a enough time to play around with some data viz packages. Want a bigger […]

Off-Season 2015 – The Recon Ride Podcast p/b VeloNews

16 Oct

With Il Lombardia, Paris-Tours, and the Abu Dhabi Tour in the books, most of the riders in the pro peloton are now enjoying some well-deserved time off, so the Recon Ride p/b VeloNews is getting into offseason mode too. Dane Cash and Cosmo Catalano team up for one last podcast episode of 2015, with […]

Il Lombardia 2015 – The Recon Ride Podcast p/b VeloNews

1 Oct

Episode 29: Il Lombardia 2015 The Recon Ride Powered by VeloNews rolls into the end of the season for the fifth and final “monument” of the year—a mere six months since the last one. With an ever-evolving course that seems to have no middle ground between horrifically rainy and story-tale picturesque, Dane Cash (@velohuman / […]

The Recon Ride Podcast p/b VeloNews – UCI World Road Championships 2015

24 Sep

Episode 28: Richmond UCI World Road Championships 2015 In our inaugural Powered by VeloNews edition of the Recon Ride, Dane Cash (@velohuman / and I discuss the general weirdness of world champion events and racing, examine the surprisingly thoughtful race course, go over the favorites, and check in with Taylor Phinney, Sep Vanmarcke, and […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: GP Quebec and GP Montreal 2015

10 Sep

Episode 27: GP Quebec & GP Montreal 2015 With worlds in North America and the Vuelta improving/degenerating into a pain-fest, the French Canadian GPs are especially prominent this year. Dane Cash (@velohuman / and I discuss the two urban circuits (yes!) and highlight the favorites, even scoring a few interviews along the way. […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Vuelta a Espana 2015, Part 3

8 Sep

Episode 26: Vuelta a Espana 2015, Part 3 The unprecedented brutality of this second week in the 2015 Vuelta truly delivered, but turned out a GC standing that was anything but expected. Dane Cash (@velohuman / and I recap the casualties, assess the surprise contenders, and—with help from Velonews’ European correspondant Andrew Hood—make prognostications […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Vuelta a Espana 2015, Part 2

1 Sep

Episode 25: Vuelta a Espana 2015, Part 2 After a wild first week that saw a couple young GC surprises (and crashes drop a few GC favorites), Dane Cash (@velohuman / and I catch up on the Vuelta, and look ahead at its truly brutal second week—including an 11th stage of near-unprecedented inhumanity. […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: GP Ouest-France 2015

28 Aug

Episode 24: GP Ouest-France The GP Ouest-France is that big French one-day that isn’t Paris-Roubaix. No cobbles, no bergs, but instead a rolling circuit which is fiendishly good at holding the breakaway/bunch sprint decision until the last moment. Listen as Dane Cash (@velohuman / guest interviewee Giacomo Nizzolo of Trek Factory Racing, and myself […]