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 […]

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 […]

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. […]