Monday is my rest day and this week it just so happens to coincide with the first of Giro's rest day. Which, when I break it down really only means that I have one less thing to do today. I used to roll my eyes when friends of mine would drone on about how the … Continue reading Chaos and Embeds
There was an interesting chat with Wiggins on cyclingnews.com today. At first read it sounds like Wiggins is defiantly going to try and and go for it (read the headline), but the when you watch the included video Wiggo is clear that Froome is the man for the tour and Sir Bradley is just hoping to squeeze … Continue reading The Giro Tour Double
Nobody cares about the Vuelta. Which is a shame, because I'm sure I would find it a very beautiful race if I wasn't so concerned with my own riding. By the end of the tour I experience PRO fatigue. Perhaps that makes me a Classics man, as opposed to a GC guy. But really I think the … Continue reading Nobody Cares About the Vuelta.
Congratulations to Wiggo! He crushed the time trials, his team strangled the peloton in the mountains and he gave Cavendish two brilliant lead outs. Wiggins has gotten a lot of (somewhat deserved) shit this year from the press, but he did the proper thing by setting up the World Champ so he could do what … Continue reading Steam Rolled: A TDF Wrap Up.
Please excuse the absence of tour commentary. I'm having a difficult time waking up making breakfast and getting out the door to Velo Cult for the stage. I feel it is just a bit disingenuous for me to write about something I did not see. Hence the quiet in these parts. That said I have … Continue reading Cycling…Same as its Always Been. Or, Why Big Bike Journos Won’t Attack the Big Boys
The current Lance drama is like something gruesome. I don't want to look, but I can't help. I fight the urge to quick on any link pertaining to his current legal woes, before eventually giving in and clicking the link. It takes about two paragraphs before I realize my mistake, and lack of caring before … Continue reading This Present Moment
Cancellara did the right, if not unexpected thing by attacking in the final K of today's stage. Normally, the wearing of the Golden Fleece does their best to stay out of trouble, hang in and finish with the group so in order to maintain the jersey. It's rare that you see that same person take … Continue reading Being Fabs
I watched the last half of the Prologue coverage on NBC -- Versus -- Uniwhatever this morning. Watching TTs are boring, except for when they show someone charging toward the line with their mouths wide open and their eyes gone cross. What I really wanted to see, what I was putting off breakfast for, was … Continue reading Prologue
The Tour starts on Saturday (as discussed yesterday) luckily for me I'm spending the weekend in Seattle and will be able to watch the prologue and the first real stage on a large screen T.V. Don't take that as brag, as I will be "watching" the rest via my twitter feed, or as torrent long … Continue reading Why Wiggins will Take the Tour: A brief mussing
Cycling's biggest dog and pony show is upon us. I for one will never understand why the Tour is king, but that's neither here no there. These things are the way they are and I am not the one to fight them. Even so, the Tour has an amazing Giro to live up to and … Continue reading Le Tour, Le Tour