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The Week in Bike #52 – Scaling Up

16 Jan

Tour wildcards, MTN-Qhubeka, Haussler, Australian Road Champs, Thomas Dekker, Hour Record, collarbone doping, keytone doping, Strava, CTS, your mom on Facebook, US Cyclocross nationals, Austin, trees, USA Cycling, the perils of scaling up.

The Week in Bike #51 – The Short Week

9 Jan

Feels familiar, cyclocross nationals, Australian road nationals, road season?, http://bikereg.com, Cannondale-Garmin, open bar, dark kits, pirate feeds, Androni-Venezuela, Hoogerland, calumnies, Brad Wiggins, WIGGINS, Dragon Warrior, Boonen, Grand Tours, classics, a modest proposal.

The Week in Bike #50 – Eyeballs

5 Jan

A year already, the cyclocross holidays, http://cxhairs.com, the best racers racing against each other more often, World Cup, rights management, broadcast coverage, civil courts, Australia, exclusive access, shortcuts.

Why The Break Was Made

22 Dec

“Why do riders get in the break?” is probably the most common question asked by new cycling fans, and as I started to learn more about the sport I found Phil and Paul’s explanations less and less compelling. So I made my own, complete with examples, new and old.

The Week in Bike #49 – 19 December 2014

19 Dec

Doping fines, self-enforcement, doping stories, Mauro Santambrogio, “low-T”, ED, Riccardo Ricco, Cycle of Lies, skillz doping, Scheldecross, Zilvermeer, Laurens Sweeck, Steve Tilford, the older generation, motorpacing, van Garderen, “double standards”, TV, The Lance Chronicles, under the Postal Bus.

Say Hello to Lupo Wolfie

15 Dec

The Giro d’Italia announced a new mascot today. I haven’t been graced with the accompanying PR copy, but I’d guess it’s something along the lines of “Lupo is the perfect mascot to bring this great Italian race to a world-wide audience!” Lupo’s arrival marks the end of the road for the race’s previous mascot, Girbecco, […]

The Week In Bike #48 – 12 December 2014

12 Dec

Rabble rabble, Europcar, finances, rules, Astana, doping, CAS, stare decisis, Pickett’s Charge, money, appearances, progress, catastrophe, GP Hasselt, Druivencross, #CANTTOUCHTHIS, PFP, van der Poel skillz, road schedules, changing focus, returning emails, the list.

How To Watch A Bike Race

10 Dec

A brief guide to where to find the cool stuff during a bike race. Obviously, you’ll see the break, you’ll see the guys leading the chase, and you’ll see the finish, but I’ve always found the real meat of the sport to be happening just behind the focus of the camera.

The Week In Bike #47 – 5 December 2014

5 Dec

WorldTour teams, moustache, Astana, technicalities, MPCC, Neri Sotolli, Facts-4-Kreuziger, camouflage, Milton Keynes World Cup, Flandriencross Hamme, IAM Cycling, Velon, Vaughters, utopian pensions, money, rights, CyclingTV, consumer appeal, NCBSN, the basics, bells and whistles, trust.

The Week In Bike #46 – 28 November 2014

29 Nov

Playing pro, cars, airports, TSA, Astana, Francorchamps, Koksijde, airplanes, leg room, hotels, Velon, l’Equipe, ASO, telling stories, cycling season, Cancellara, Hour Record.