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Tejay-ometer reading: He’s back up in Catalunya.

Latest measurement from our proprietary Tejayometer. We developed this analytic tool and smart phone app (look for it on kickstarter shortly!!!) to calculate exactly where Tejay van Garderen is on his trajectory back to grand tour boss-man. In our test runs of the Tejayometer last year, it registered some distressingly low numbers for Van Garderen, coinciding […]

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Waiting for a new bike

Next week I take delivery on my second new bike in the last six months. Yes, it’s been a good year — which is also what happens when you have two expensive bikes stolen over the last year. First, I had my trusty Serotta Ti road bike which Mavic Ksyrium wheelset and full front and […]

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Almost for Sagan in Milan

Watched the last 10K of Milan San Remo and it was clear Michal Kwiakowski of Sky rode a perfect race in the break with Peter Sagan and Julian Alaphilippe of Quickstep Floors The 2014 winner of MSR played it smart, never panicked and did not one extra watt of work in the run-in to town. Sagan […]

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Darkest horse will win Milan San Remo.

Forget World Champion Peter Sagan of Bora-Handstied winning Milan – San Remo despite being the overwhelming favorite, front runner, most marked man in Italy. Not going to happen. Cross him off your list, lay no money down, don’t even mention his name. Fastman Fernando Gaviria of QuickStep Floors? Seriously, what are you smoking? Thousand to one shot, completely […]

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My Tejay van Garderen trauma.

I’ve got a whole set of neuroses and anxieties that I struggle to contain but now another has flared up right after the  Tirreno-Adriatico. Sure, I worry about my kids, my tenuous career and Trump insanity but mostly, I’m preoccupied with dark thoughts about Tejay van Garden. I’ve feeling a worrisome combination of Van Garderen anxiety, pervasive […]

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Brailsford. Is something fishy here?

Rotten Well, what’s the call? Should we take Chris Froome’s belated and lukewarm endorsement of David Brailsford, his boss at Sky, as a sign that the storm will shortly blow over? Os should we listen to Britain’s Emma Poole’s assessment of Brailsford’s role at British Cycling in creating a “culture of fear?” Coming on the […]

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Review: Ibex Shak merino wool vest

Here’s my ideal day in the Ibex Shak vest ($130). It’s a slightly breezy Spring morning, not bitter cold but medium chilly and I’m riding my road bike into work through Sausalito, California, over the Golden Gate bridge and into San Francisco. The temp is about 45 degrees, maybe less, maybe a tad more. The black merino Shak gives […]

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Jiffy bag party!!!! Madiot pokes Sky in eye.

Who’s having fun with Team Sky and Jiffy-Gate? Not head honcho David Brailsford who has gone deep underground, presumably very busy trying to hold onto his job. Not Bradley Wiggins, who is a prisoner in his own home as journalists stalk him outside his front door, wanting answers to what was in the bag. Not […]

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Pure Cycles Volta E-bike hits Kickstarter

We like all kinds of bikes and that goes for e-bikes, too. Even when we’re on our high-priced carbon road bike and some geezer blasts past us going up hill on their e-bike. More people on bikes is always a good thing. This is on kickstarter now, will retail for $2500 and hey, it’s a fun […]

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A slippery launch to 2018 Tour de France

The Passage du Gois is back in the Tour de France again. That’s French for “Huge Pile-up of Fallen Pro Cyclists.” The Passage is a wet and slippery run from the island of Noirmoutier, across a four kilometer land bridge that’s often flooded by the tides, to the mainland in the Vendee department of the Loire […]

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Pinot takes out hammer

“He has delivered a hammer blow to Contador!!!!!” The breathless quote is correct although we’ll take responsibility for the explosion of exclamation points. The race announcer went a bit bonkers, as if Thibaut Pinot of FDJ had just stolen a stage win on Alpe d’Huez and overall victory in the 2017 Tour de France from […]

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Valverde’s tactics disappoint Contador.

It’s a new season of pro cycling and once again a familiar topic rears its sweaty head: the race tactics of Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde. Once again, a rival openly questioned Valverde’s assessment of how best to race. In this case it was Spaniard Alberto Contador, who lamented that Valverde refused to ride with him in […]

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Knog marketing genius. Bike locks, cocks & cowboys

We’ve written about Knog, the cool Aussie bike light and lock company before. They’re not afraid to have fun with their marketing, let the imagination run rampant and have a rockin’ good time. Two years ago they did a hilarious riff on an exposé of their R&D lab where they were carrying out dissections of bike lights […]

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