Category Archives: Bike Racing

Out With The Old, In With The New

On the American pro cycling team BMC, someone new will be wearing the royal crown. Velonews reports that American Tejay van Garderen (I love to tell my wife that he’s from Montana since she won’t agree to move to that … Continue reading

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Do Penguins Race Bikes?

Over in the world of running there’s a bit of an exchange regarding the relationship between the penguins and the cheetahs. The cheetahs being the elite racers and the penguins being those who ‘participate’ in running events. David Torrence, an … Continue reading

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Shaving Legs ‘Master Barber’ Style

Perspective is an amazing thing. Like most American males, I’ve always had the perspective of not expecting to see hair on the legs of women…and hair on the legs of men.  That’s not too crazy, is it? Of course there … Continue reading

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A Cyclist’s Stimulus Package

What’s training all about? Let’s see…you ride your bike hard so that you can ride your bike harder as you get stronger. Or…you hurt like heck now so that you don’t hurt so much a few months from now when … Continue reading

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Even Investment Bankers Will Watch Oprah

Dealbook.com is reporting that investment banker, Mr. Thomas Weisel (I wonder how you pronounce that one?) will be eagerly watching the Oprah show this Thursday. And this is a man who sold his firm, Montgomery Securities, for $1.2 billion in … Continue reading

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Tour of Flanders- Belgium’s Super Bowl

The Tour of Flanders has come and gone.  Belgium is suffering from the ‘post Tour of Flanders blues’.  The sort of thing we Americans are tormented by during most of the month of February, after the Super Bowl. You see, … Continue reading

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The Hands Tell The Story

Ever wonder how hard your riding partner is going?  Are they cruising up the hill, are they putting out an ‘honest effort’, or are they praying for the summit to appear as quickly as possible? Well, according to Lance Armstrong’s … Continue reading

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Any Secret To Going Uphill, Besides Grunting?

My first reaction to any ‘advice’ regarding the best way to go uphill on a bike is to scoff and strut around the room manly-style. After all, it’s all about taking the pain without whimpering and crying, isn’t it? That’s … Continue reading

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Time Trial Mirror Needed…Right Now!

I was just reading about the new skinsuit made by Pearl Izumi for Garmin Transitions. The suit has been made of some magic ‘aero-slippery’ material for a few years now, but this year’s version added a new dimension… It’s designed … Continue reading

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Cadel Evans’ ‘Stand On Your Head’ TT bike

The Specialized Shiv that Contador, Schleck, and anyone else riding Specialized bikes at the tour got a lot of attention for its innovation and aerodynamic slipperiness. And rightly so. After all, it was only as recently as 1989 that Greg … Continue reading

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