What’s In Santa’s Bag For Your Favorite Cyclist?

Sports Fiction: Almost As Strange As Reality

Sure to grace bathrooms, kibos, and porta-potties everywhere Hardcover, soft cover, or e-book, starting at $4.95.  Get yours now at Authorhouse (best prices here!) or  Amazon Between The Sheets You'll Get: Great cycling fiction - nearly as strange as reality! - officially for sale just in time for Christmas.  Cheap:  Hardcover, soft cover, or e-book, starting at $4.95.  Did we … [Read more...]

Tour of California Announces The 2011 Stages

New Rider Challenges and Route Changes Highlight Historic and Scenic Areas of the State LOS ANGELES – Following weeks of speculation and anticipation, the Host Cities for the record-setting Amgen Tour of California professional cycling road race were announced this morning by race presenter AEG. Consistently considered cycling’s most important and successful road race held in the United … [Read more...]

2010 Tour of California – Final Podcast

The Daily Tour Podcast for the 2010 Amgen Tour of California. This is Episode 08 from Stage 8 of this year's race, and featuring a review and wrap-up of the entire race from Nevada City to Thousand Oaks. This episode includes a recap of stages 1-7, Standings going into Stage 8, Interview with Ralf Aldag (HTC-Columbia), Stage review, stage standings, final standings, press conference comments from … [Read more...]

Pimp My Riders! The Lance Armstrong Legacy?

George Vecsey wrote a great article in the NY Times this week. I wrote him that I liked it a lot, and in laying out the reasons why it resonated with me (largely copied below), found myself coming to the conclusion that Lance would have done himself a huge favor by sticking with his decision to retire at the end of 2005. If he had remained retired, it’s possible Floyd Landis would still be … [Read more...]

2010 Tour of California – Stage 6 Podcast

The Daily Tour Podcast for the 2010 Amgen Tour of California. This is Episode 06 from Stage 6 of this year's race. This episode includes a preview of today's stage, current standings, pre-race interviews with Ben Day, Marcus Burghardt, Neil Browne, and Phil Liggett. We then review the stage and listen to some post-race comments from George Hincapie and Michael Rogers. … [Read more...]

Sagan takes the stage – 2010 amgen tour of california

Sagan, Sutherland, Rogers and Leipheimer finished 1,2,3 and 4 in the brutal mountain stage of the Tour of California. While the stage only has a few categorized climbs, the overall course is such a steady, constant climb that the field could be seen struggling to hold it together. For much of the climb up into the San Bernardino mountains it was Andy Schleck and George Hincapie in a 5 … [Read more...]

The Joys of Neutrality – A Ride In The SRAM Neutral Support Car (Stage 5 Tour of California)

Neutrality can be fun. Especially on a day when a certain (former) pro-cyclist decides to “clear his conscience” in a fairly non-neutral manner. You can read all about that here or here or here or here. Use your Google skills and you'll find plenty more, in a multitude of languages.  Here, I shall count the joys of being neutral. Today I got to ride in the SRAM Neutral Support Car #1. … [Read more...]

2010 Tour of California – Stage 5 Podcast

The Daily Tour Podcast for the 2010 Amgen Tour of California. This is Episode 04 a special report about the Floyd Landis allegations. This includes the entire Lance Armstrong press conference before today's stage. … [Read more...]

2010 Tour of California – Stage 4 Podcast

The Daily Tour Podcast for the 2010 Amgen Tour of California. This is Episode 04 from Stage 4 of this year's race. This episode includes a preview of today's stage, current standings, and a pre-race interview with Jens Voigt of Team Saxo Bank. We then review the stage and listen to some post-race comments from Dave Zabriskie, Lars Boom, Ryan Anderson, and Francesco Chicchi. … [Read more...]

2010 Tour of California – Stage 3 Podcast

The Daily Tour Podcast for the 2010 Amgen Tour of California. This is Episode 03 from Stage 3 of this year's race. This episode includes a preview today's stage, current standings, pre-race interviews with Karl Menzies and Chris Baldwin. We then discuss Versus' Heidi maneuver, review the stage and listen to some post-race comments from Dave Zabriskie. … [Read more...]