Archive | May, 2015

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

25 May

Giro d'Italia 2015 Recon Ride Podcast Part 2

Episode 14: Giro d’Italia 2015, Part 3
Catch up on a crazy week with Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and myself, and preview what’s coming up for the last few days of the 2015 Giro d’Italia.

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The Recon Ride Podcast: Giro d’Italia 2015, Part 2

18 May

Giro d'Italia 2015 Recon Ride Podcast Part 2

Episode 13: Giro d’Italia 2015, Part 2
We’re a touch over a week into the Giro—lots of things have gone as planned, and plenty more haven’t. Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and I discuss what’s already happened, examine the next six stages, revise our predictions, and check in with Dave Everett (@ShoddyCycling / YouTube) for some on-site observations.

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Cycling’s Sponsor-Branded Teams p/b Financial Instability

11 May

I like a lot of what Vaughters says here, but the problem is that cycling can’t have a franchise system until it has actual franchises. I mean, Vaughters’ own squad—officially Slipstream Sports LLC—hasn’t ever been called by that name. Manchester United, in contrast, has remained Manchester United, whether Sharp, AIG, or Chevy is emblazoned across the chest.

This enduring team brand is a major reason why the franchise system is successful. That “I gotta see about a girl” scene in Good Will Hunting is effective because Will and Sean—a generation apart—each understand the experience of Red Sox fandom. It just wouldn’t work with US Postal Service p/b Berry Floor.

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

6 May

Tour of Flanders Recon Ride Podcast

Episode 12: Giro d’Italia 2015, Part 1
The first Grand Tour of the season is fast arriving. Join Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and I as we give a basic overview of the event, cover the pre-race storylines and favorites, speak with Giacomo Nizzolo, Matteo Pelucchi, and Adam Hansen, plus offer 100% guaranteed picks for the opening nine stages—despite the fact that the latest of these is still nearly two weeks out.

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