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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 […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Milan-Sanremo 2015

19 Mar

Episode 4: Milan-Sanremo 2015 Pre-race Show Obviously, I’m excited to be moving on to the classics—especially the event that inspired the inaugural HTRWW. Dane Cash (@velohuman / and I discuss La Primavera, likely favorites, “sprinters’ classics”, and the hidden battles that make Sanremo great. Podcast: Download (Duration: 37:45 — 51.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes|RSS Photo […]

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 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

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.

Why I Love the Spring

24 Feb

I don’t hide that fact that I think the spring classics are the best bike racing the season has to offer. Sure, in terms of complexity, drama and sheer scale they can’t match the sweeping scope of the Grand Tours, but then again, how many people do you find who hold up Moby Dick as […]

Paris-RouBingo – The Paris-Roubaix Home Game

7 Apr

“The are no races,” Jacques Anquetil once quipped, “only lotteries.” And nowhere is that more true than this Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix. Broken steerer tubes, rogue freight trains, cartwheeling Norwegians—in an increasingly calculated sport, it’s a welcome change to see chance play such a prominent role. So with that in mind, I’ve created Paris-RouBingo, the bingo-style home […]

A Serious Flanders Post on April First

1 Apr

It’s not that I consider myself above the phenomenon best described as “Internet Jackass Day“—I used to participate, back when I wasn’t very good at Photoshop, apparently—but I am up against the friggin’ wall in terms of free time. I’m going to ignore the impact a two-weeks-on, two-weeks-off approach is having on my fitness and […]

Wevelgem Eve with Roubaix Looming

8 Apr

Man, is there a close layover between Ghent Wevelgem and the Ronde or what? I feel like it’s hardly enough time to walk after Flanders, let alone take on a few more bucketloads of Belgian cobblestones. It makes the relative lack of respect Wevelgem gets all the more inexplicable. But once Cipo’ wins a race, […]