Archive | April, 2014

How The Race Was Won – Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2014

28 Apr

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The action was back-loaded into this year’s event, but the sudden swings of fortune and what-if moments were all still there in abundance. In many ways, the riders were one, but they were not the same…


The Week In Bike #17 – 25 April 2014

25 Apr

Women’s Fleche Wallonne, coverage, non-coverage, statistics, not ranting, thanks, more thanks, Trentino, Evans, Och’, some guy, Outside, Bruyneel, Liege.

How The Race Was Won – Amstel Gold 2014

21 Apr

Cars, furniture, wind, position battle, a dangling escape, and a a breakaway rider who perhaps overestimated his strength. Rap metal light opera accompaniment from UnderGunned Productions:


The Week in Bike #16 – 18 April 2014

18 Apr

Goodbye cobbles,, Wiggins, MYSTERY PILLS, Pais Vasco, Tinkoff, Brabantse Pijl, sprinting, uterus approved, Enegiewacht Tour, start ramps, cameras, hour record, UCI, economics.

How The Race Was Won – Paris-Roubaix 2014

14 Apr

Don’t grab door handles. Don’t compensate for bad position by driving relentlessly to the front. Do attack once and make it stick. Don’t hire these guys to film your velodrome.

Oh, right—the boat:


The Week in Bike #15 – 11 April 2014

11 Apr

Flanders, red cards, crashes, He Who Must Not Be Named, Weisel, bubbles, Roubaix, women, Energiewacht, Pais Vasco, Scheldeprijs, Sarthe, Specailized, Neil Pryde, bullying, lying, investigating, epic..

How The Race Was Won – Tour of Flanders 2014

7 Apr

Otherwise known as the Ronde van Vlaanderen. Maybe next year I will use the actual Dutch. There were a lot of crashes, but between Greg VanAvermaet’s animation and OPQS’s over-extension, it turned into a pretty active little race.

This week’s outro music:

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The Week in Bike #14 – 4 April 2014

4 Apr

About that live feed, sponsorship and the UCI, Trofeo Binda, Women’s Wevelgem, Men’s racing, ah zhey doo zair, the Grand Tour Belgium, Da Panne, significant mispronunciations, Flanders, Wiggins, the next Tom Boonen, the next Lance Armstrong, de-emphasizing the Tour, rebranding the sport.