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In Case No One Told You, It Was Good Weekend For Cycling

29 Feb

I mean, don’t get me wrong—Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is always pretty upbeat because people are amped—dare I say stoked?—for actual racing to begin. But this year’s event played out in a particularly satisfying fashion. Relative newcomer Luke Rowe of Sky initiated the winning move still 60k from the line, not by slipping away in crash […]

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: Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2015

24 Apr

Episode 10: Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2015 Dane Cash (@velohuman / 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 / is back in the US to help me discuss the events, […]

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 / 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 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 / 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.

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 / 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 […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Volta a Catalunya 2015

21 Mar

Episode 5: Volta a Catalunya 2015 Pre-race Show Unlike the previous episode, Catalunya is a race I’ve never taken too deep a look at before. But at the insistence of Dane Cash (@velohuman / I fumble through the stages and start list, and try to prognosticate on things that might happen and people who […]