Cycling Stuff Reflection

Why didn’t anybody listen to Lemond? Why don’t we learn from history?

I began cycling for real in the 1990s. This was in no small part due to Greg Lemond. He was an American sporting hero. And, as history teaches us, he still is, now more than ever. History reveals so much. Darn hindsight is crystal clear. In the late 1990s through 2005, when Lance Armstrong’s unbelievable […]

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CW: An inflamed day for cycling

You have watched the videos. Heard the testimonials. Read the books. Floyd’s was a little sketchy, but the frankness and details of Tyler’s connected the dots. You re-watched the videos. How could he ride those guys off his wheel so easily? You still aren’t convinced. You want to believe, which of course is a normal […]

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CW: The Secret Race — The end of magical thinking in pro cycling?

Here’s what I was learning: secrets are poison. They suck the life out of you, they steal your ability to live in the present, they build walls between you and the people you love. Tyler Hamilton, The Secret Race It seems frivolous at times: to be so rabid a fan that I would actually take […]

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Cycling Wed: What if Lance Armstrong doped?

Commentary on the latest nutrition and exercise science will have to wait. I just whacked my head on low-hanging fruit for Cycling Wednesday. Today’s Washington Post report on Lance Armstrong’s newest (and most serious) doping allegations has set Twitter and Facebook abuzz. Though The United States Anti-Doping Agency (or USADA) cannot bring criminal charges, their […]