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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 […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Vuelta a Espana, Part 1

21 Aug

Episode 23: Vuelta a Espana, Part 1 Ah, the dreamer’s race. This is the Grand Tour you win when you can’t win a Grand Tour—except, apparently, for this year’s start list. Dane Cash (@velohuman / and I examine the contenders, evaluate the event as a whole, and even make a few guesses at stage […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Clasica San Sebastian 2015

30 Jul

Episode 20: Clasica San Sebastian 2015 The name insists this race is a classic, but it feels little young, and a little undervalued to warrant that admittedly meaningless distinction. Dane Cash (@velohuman / and I talk about the race, along with its history, contenders and parcours, and then bug Trek Factory Racing’s Bauke Mollema […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour de France 2015, Part III

21 Jul

Episode 19: Tour de France 2015, Part III With five stages remaining, the 2015 Tour GC race seems depressingly settled, but lesser placements, the KOM competition, and several glorious mountain-top finishes remain. Dane Cash (@velohuman / and I bug CyclingTips’ Shane Stokes from his French accommodations to tell us more about the situation on […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour de France 2015, Part II

12 Jul

Episode 18: Tour de France 2015, Part II So nine stages in and we somehow still have a highly-competitive race. Dane Cash (@velohuman / and I recap the previous week, talk a bit with Bicycling’s Whit Yost (@whityost), who’s recently returned from the Tour itself, and make some predictions on what will happen as […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour de France 2015, Part I

1 Jul

Episode 17: Tour de France 2015, Part I Dane Cash (@velohuman / and I dissect the storylines and first week of the sport’s biggest event. [SPOILER ALERT] I expect the first nine days to be relatively nervous. Podcast: Download (Duration: 45:17 — 62.2MB) Subscribe: iTunes|RSS Photo by Greenwich Photography (CC).

The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour de Suisse 2015

11 Jun

Episode 16: Tour de Suisse 2015 There’s a lot to try and cover in a race this wide-open, especially given that it’s set to take place over nine freakin’ days. Dane Cash (@velohuman / has a slightly more positive take, but for me, this year’s Tour de Suisse marks a pretty big missed opportunity […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Criterium du Dauphine 2015

5 Jun

Episode 15: Criterium du Dauphine 2015 While many consider this the beginning of “TdF Season”, as Dane Cash (@velohuman / and I delve into this week, the Dauphine is more than just a tune-up event, and has historically been kind of a crummy predictor for the Tour. Listen in for the details on why, […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Giro d’Italia 2015, Part 3

25 May

Episode 14: Giro d’Italia 2015, Part 3 Catch up on a crazy week with Dane Cash (@velohuman / and myself, and preview what’s coming up for the last few days of the 2015 Giro d’Italia. Podcast: Download (Duration: 40:22 — 55.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes|RSS Photo by ENGIE Italia|(CC)