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The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour de Romandie 2015

26 Apr

Episode 11: Tour de Romandie 2015 With the classics in the rear view, Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and I press boldly into Grand Tour season with the Tour de Romandie, a very hilly six-day stage race through the French-speaking parts of Switzerland that serves both as a launch pad for Tour de France prep, […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2015

24 Apr

Episode 10: Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2015 Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and I discuss Liege-Bastogne-Liege, which is the oldest race…anywhere. Longer climbs than most classics, a ton of potential launch points, a ridiculous array of potential favorites, layers of history, and just the tiniest bit of post-industrial gloom make this Monument (if you think that’s a thing) […]

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, […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour Down Under 2015

18 Jan

Dane Cash of VeloHuman, whom you might know from this Heinrich Haussler interview, or this Tour Down Under prep piece asked me to collaborate on a race preview podcast and I was all too happy to oblige. Listen in as we share thoughts on this upcoming TdU, potential favoriates, and—of course—Simon Geschke’s beard.

Rantcast #14 – The Myth of The Infallible LBS

15 Aug

Well, had some people complain about censoring the profanity last time which is fine—since this edition of the Rantcast is probably going to piss the living shit out of everyone anyway it probably won’t matter. Last time around, my beef was what cycling commentators weren’t saying, this week it’s on what the industry won’t shut […]

Rantcast #13 – The Lance Problem

2 Aug

Script (not verbatim, contains typos, and sometimes I go off-book) Yeah, so breaking news last week—did you know cyclists were doping in the 1998 Tour de France? I know, right? Didn’t see that one coming, despite the fact that during that year a Team Festina car got caught at the French Boarder with 250 vials […]

Cyclocosm Rantcast #12 – The Mini-Rant Disbursement

29 Jun

Script (not verbatim, contains typos, and sometimes I go off-book) I bet you’d thought I’d forgot, didn’t you? NO! I’m awesome and on it. I said I get it done in June, it’s still technically June, so…yeah. if you’re just joining us, perhaps as a new reader pulled in by the link bait on custom […]

Cyclocosm Rantcast #11 – Peak Fondo

17 Jun

Script (not verbatim, contains typos, and sometimes I go off-book) Yeah, I’m back. needed a little post-Giro, post-How-the-Race-Was-Won vacation, to cool the engines, ride my bike to Montauk, not get fired from my day job, and—oh yeah, sleep, which is, for the record, what I am not doing now. Let’s start by going back, way […]

On Coverage and Contractors

24 May

Script (not verbatim, contains typos, and sometimes I go off-book) Yes, it’s another delayed Cyclocosm Rantcast—but I’m not sorry, because last weekend I was temporarily relocated to the redwoods and hoppy, delicious ales of Sonoma County to ride bikes with fun and interesting people, and watch a little event you might have heard of called […]

Please, Don't Say "Mondialize"

10 May

Script (not verbatim, contains typos, and sometimes I go off-book) Yes, the Rancast is back this week, with more-or-less proper intro music—more on that later. But I’m going to surprise most you today by NOT ranting about BeINSport’s Giro coverage—or at least few miserable dribbles of it (dribbels of the not-on-nosebleed-cable or dish package variety) […]