Le Pedaleur de Charme

Hugo Koblet

Hugo Koblet popped into my head.  The Swiss rider, winner of eight national championships, six-days in Chicago and New York, medalist at the Worlds, and winner of the 1950 Giro d’Italia and 1951 Tour de […]

The LeMond Tease

LeMond Prolog Pink Downtown

I received an invite last Friday to a media event for LeMond Cycles. The event was in five days’ time.  They were going to showcase the allegedly lightest-in-class e-bikes that LeMond is building in his […]

Wherein I Destroy Substack via an Epic Rant. Part 1

Destroy Substack via an Epic Rant

(Also posted to Substack, but don’t read it there.) Substack, I come to bury thee. As a lover of written word, this is hard.  But as a member of society, I feel the destruction of […]

Invited on a Century

invited on a century

A friend let me know in January that he was doing a fund-raising ride on May 8.  I guess I could write I was invited on a century.  It was for Padres Pedal the Cause […]

Survey: Racers and Racing in the time of Covid

NYSBRA Covid Survey Results

The pandemic caused all sorts of realignments, many messy, life altering, and profound. The bike racing world was hit as well.  In March 2020, racers were either on the verge of starting their racing seasons, […]

Bicycle Day, April 19, is not about bicycles.

Monkeys on bicycles Just Riding Along

Figures. Bicycle Day is April 19 because on this day in 1943, Dr. Albert Hoffman, a Swiss chemist, working on behalf of Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, first known for Saccharine, dosed himself with 250 micrograms of Lysergic […]

Truing Stand Therapy

Wheel Building as Therapy

The other week I built a wheel for a commuter bike. It’s been over a year since I built one. It was soothing. I like to pretend it was necessary. But not really. I could […]

The Super Bowl Century

Super Bowl Century Ride

I got the call during the week. “I am thinking of riding out to Bear for my birthday Sunday.” That was all I needed to know. And it’s been on my calendar ever since. We […]

Slot Machines and Bicycles

light up slots

For over a decade, I trekked to Las Vegas for the InterBike trade show. As my reason for being there was to interact with the bike industry, I only needed a room with a bed, […]

Garbage Bags Might or Might Not Save You From Open Water

Racing the Iditasport on Big Lake Alaska

This originally appeared in 1994, after riding the Iditasport in February, 1993.  I’m posting it now to honor the event, set to take place this weekend, but was cancelled due to the pandemic.  It’s expected […]