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The Recon Ride Podcast: Tirreno-Adriatico 2015

8 Mar

Episode 3: Tirenno-Adriatico 2015 Pre-race Show Tirreno-Adriatico has really grown into the bigger of the two March stage races over the past few season. Dane Cash (@velohuman / and I discuss the race course, the “Big 4″ on GC, make some idle predictions, and have a nice chat about the event with Trek Factory […]

The Week in Bike #59 – The Data

6 Mar

Release timing award, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Le Samyn, Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, Elevengear, that other stuff, Astana, Tinkoff, data (but…), Data, VPNs, markets, DATA.

The Recon Ride Podcast: Paris-Nice 2015

5 Mar

Episode 2: Paris-Nice 2015 Pre-race Show Yep—Dane Cash (@velohuman) and I are back along with the WorldTour for another pre-race run-down, covering the new (old) Paris-Nice format, top favorites, the AG2R post-doc program, and of course, Your Product. Podcast: Download (Duration: 47:05 — 64.8MB) Subscribe: iTunes|RSS

How The Race Was Won – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2015

1 Mar

HTRWW Het Nieuwsblad 2015, or How To Lose Bike Race. Though to be fair, the victor’s (see how I avoided those spoilers?) team certainly did some good groundwork, and in the end, he didn’t precisely have it handed to him. Some reference material at and

The Week in Bike #58 – Het Nieuwsblad Eve

27 Feb

Impressions, Sarah Storey, Hour Record, production, Tour of Oman, Ruta del Sol, Cyclingnews redesign, Tour of New Zealand, Team USA, broadcasters, Boels Dolemans, history, E3 Poster, UCI

The Week in Bike #57 – Internal Monologue

20 Feb

Let me go back, Grand Tour of Petro-Dollar Excess, Tour of Yemen p/b AQAP, Qatar, Oman, Pozzato, DIA, Armstrong, English major, lawyers, inflight wi-fi, Murcia, Almeria, Algarve, Women’s Tour of New Zealand, looking forward, crash roll, conclusions, EWR, Penn Station, Brooklyn, cyclocross essentials.

The Week in Bike #56 – The Apology Show

13 Feb

A few corrections, singing, Bobridge, Dennis, and the Hour, Dubai, Qatar, wins, season starts, regime change, Bpost, Van Loy, van der Poel, women’s classics, legal, technical, ethical, Horner, shirts, UCI, sorry.

The Week in Bike #55 – Supply and Demand

6 Feb

Dubai, Dubai, Dubai, …profit, a lot of races right now, Etoile de Besseges lanes, Farm to Fork Fondo, women, crosswinds, part-time cyclocross, <DIV> tags.

How The Race Was Won – Women’s Cyclocross World Championships 2015

4 Feb

The women’s event really delivered this year—crummy weather, an unpredictable course, and most importantly, the brilliant heads-up duel that the men’s race just couldn’t quite make happen. Obviously, anytime I feel compelled to generate an on-screen counter, it’s a good sign that things are going right.

How The Race Was Won – Men’s Cyclocross World Championships 2015

2 Feb

Despite the fact that it became road season last week (kinda), the cyclocross world still had yet to throw its final farewell bash. While still an interesting enough event, this year’s edition will almost certainly be better remembered for the clash of rivals it wasn’t.