Sorry for the recent lack of attention to these pages. Hope to be back in the swing of things next week. Till then please enjoy this:
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
Honestly, I was a bit bored watching Leige - Bastonge - Leige this morning. I was questioning why I woke up at 6:30 on a Sunday morning when, as if on cue, the fire works started. Nibali took a chance when he attacked on the Côte de la Roche aux Faucons. For a second it looked … Continue reading Nibali’s Bite
Sunday I was wondering why I had woken up early to watch Amstel Gold. I was slightly bored, tired and sore from crashing the day before. I held out no hope for the breakaway, even if it was two neopros. As the race neared its end I was ready for the uphill group sprint, as … Continue reading Look Back.
There was some ballyhooing about yesterday's Ronde being a boring. I say NONSENSE! We just had to wait a while for it to happen. A select three man group (might be a stretch with Ballan, but...) is pretty exciting. Did I miss the Muur? You bet, but I'm not sure the race would have turned … Continue reading Bruyneel’s Luck
We all dream of being PRO. To be PRO is to get paid, to get free bikes and kit and shoes and glasses. Plus whatever else it is they get. Most dream of being interviewed, or maybe get PEZed. We dream of being the only one in the picture, with our hands raised high above … Continue reading If I was PRO
I have had some truly insane ideas in my time. Like thinking I could solo Mt. Hood's Reid Headwall two days after my getting my first ice axes. That's the bad kind of stupid. But this thing that the folks at Stoemper Bikes put together is the right kind of stupid. Or what they're calling … Continue reading Stoepid is My Kind of Stupid
1992 Milan - San Remo. The sky was overcast as Argentin attacked near the top of the Poggio. Where there is always an attack. By the time he crested the final rise and gone to the big ring Moreno had put 8 seconds into his pursuers. One of those pursuers was Sean Kelly. A great … Continue reading Throw out the Rules.
Next month there are several classic spring racesin the world of pro cycling. The Paris-Nice, Milan-San Remo, and Gent-Wevelgen are few World Tour races among many more national and local races that will open the 2012 season. For serious cyclists, like the owner of this blog who is in the middle of a heavy week … Continue reading Doping Scandals Have Soured My Spring Classic Excitement
The PRO season is almost over. In fact, it ends on Saturday with the Tour of Lombardy (Actually there is a race the day after, but really who's paying attention to the Chronos des Nations). Which is good, because I can't really get up and watch races any more. It makes me late for work. … Continue reading Falling Leaves.