Chinarello

  Mass-produced carbon-fiber frames are the polar opposite of the hand made steel bespoke world. With one you know everything about what goes into the finished product, with the other, you know nothing. The opacity […]

(Some) Crashes Are A Part of Bike Racing

(this story originally appeared on Red Kite Prayer on September 27, 2011.  As RKP appears to be shutting down, I’m re-posting the article in this space. For reasons unknown, this past Sunday, The New York […]

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. […]