Reviewed: One-Way Ticket by Jonathan Vaughters

Cheating can pay.  Especially if you can live with yourself. Jonathan Vaughters can. It’s a skill he seems particularly good at. His skill set seems to include a considerable amount of charm, ruthlessness, and impeccable […]

Book Review: The Death of Marco Pantani

Just over fifteen years ago, Marco Pantani committed suicide via a cocaine overdose.  Every year, there’s a news item about someone, usually from his family, calling for an investigation into his death.  His death was […]

Book Review: To Make Riders Faster

If you’re crazy about Cervélo, you can stop reading right now and just buy the book. If you’re a bike geek who hoovers up all manner of bike lit, you can stop reading right now […]

The Second Edition of Tour Fever is Out and Ready for Reading

It’s that time of year.   You’ve got the fever.   You want more.  You need more.  Tour Fever is here to answer those questions, slake that thirst, grow that pallet so that the taste you’re […]

Mea Culpa

Mea culpa. I was certainly trying to capitalize on Lance Armstrong’s popularity when I pitched a book idea on the Tour de France to major publishers in the early aughts. I wanted to do a […]

Book Review: The Peloton

There’s an old joke, “the key to success is sincerity; once you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” We think about this whenever consuming non-fiction. Whether it’s Jay Leno’s couch, Terry Gross’s microphone, sitting […]

Book Review: The Great Road Climbs of the Southern Alps

To relax with a book, perchance to dream. To rest one’s legs on an ottoman, curl up with a recovery shake, and flip though pages that allow you to transport yourself into a waking fantasy. […]