Archive | January, 2015

The Week in Bike #54 – The Season Arc

30 Jan

Catching up, racing overlap, TdU HTRWW, sprinters, Fernando Gaviria, Daniel Diaz, Quintana HOT TAKE, Women’s TdU, Scandolara, general chaos at Hoogerheide, CX Worlds, ozone, the missing U23s, Carytown Bicycle Co, Roubaix, TdF Training, Lance Armstr–.

How The Race Was Won – Tour Down Under 2015

26 Jan

Ah—it’s road season again. At least in Australia. This year’s TdU made a good effort to include pretty much every aspect of racing—breaks, big sprints, climbs, crashes I didn’t talk about, even echelons. Just don’t cross-reference it to my picks for the race earlier in the week.

The Week in Bike #53 – CGFYN News

23 Jan

The first installment of our CGFYN collaboration, brought to you by Bombas Socks. Get the dirt on the latest doping scandal, hear in-depth commentary on all the top races, and keep in sync with the hottest tech news. Plus exclusive details on our EXCLUSIVE livestream of 2015 Cyclocross Worlds.

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.

The Week in Bike #52 – Scaling Up

16 Jan

Tour wildcards, MTN-Qhubeka, Haussler, Australian Road Champs, Thomas Dekker, Hour Record, collarbone doping, keytone doping, Strava, CTS, your mom on Facebook, US Cyclocross nationals, Austin, trees, USA Cycling, the perils of scaling up.

The Week in Bike #51 – The Short Week

9 Jan

Feels familiar, cyclocross nationals, Australian road nationals, road season?, http://bikereg.com, Cannondale-Garmin, open bar, dark kits, pirate feeds, Androni-Venezuela, Hoogerland, calumnies, Brad Wiggins, WIGGINS, Dragon Warrior, Boonen, Grand Tours, classics, a modest proposal.

The Week in Bike #50 – Eyeballs

5 Jan

A year already, the cyclocross holidays, http://cxhairs.com, the best racers racing against each other more often, World Cup, rights management, broadcast coverage, civil courts, Australia, exclusive access, shortcuts.