I woke up at six am on Sunday morning to watch La Primavera only to find that the race had been neutralized because of snow. “Not the white fluffy stuff” Twitter told me, but the thick wet slushy stuff. The type that I used to ride in as a Cleveland bike messenger during Great Lake … Continue reading SKY’s Stacked Deck
The season is well underway and Team SKY are picking up right where they left off. Steamrolling the Peloton at "tempo" pace. Amazing isn't the word I would use to describe what you see when they hit the front. Disturbing is a word some would use, but I don't find it to be that either. … Continue reading Racing Versus Winning
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
These will be harder now that I can't actually watch the stage, as the finishes take place during my commute. However that's what videos and slacking off at work are for. Moving on. Cavendish took the stage today, just barely nipping his arch rival Andre Greipel at the line. Lotto Belisol was the only team … Continue reading Train! I Don’t Need No Stinking Train.
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
Wiggins is on fine form heading into Le Tour. Like Cadel the year before Wiggins has won the Tour de Romandie. He ruffled some feathers when he won the stage one bunch sprint. From 400 meters out! But it was yesterday where he held it together and showed that he's the man to watch in … Continue reading Wiggins’ Mental Fortitude
For the past week the PRO Peloton has been traversing France and Italy, North to South, and West to East. Wiggians found the top step of a road podium -- which bodes well for Tour prospects. Provided his team isn't run ragged by working for or defending both Yellow and Green. Which, in this age … Continue reading Great Battles are in Our Future.