Wants to spend more time with family

It has to be one of the oldest excuses in the book of severing work relationships.  It means “we’re not going to talk about it,” but since the excuse was played out when John Mitchell […]

A Compendium of Armstrong and Related Doping Stories

Give it up to Steephill.tv for assembling all the links and setting them up on a timeline. http://www.steephill.tv/2012/usada-lance-armstrong-doping-case/  

History Disappeared

As of this moment, Amaury Sport Organization, parent company of the Tour de France, has scrubbed the years 1999-2005 from their “history” pages of the Tour de France. I guess it’s the easiest course of […]

Nighttime motorpacing on swiss highways

Just about every weird-seeming theory floated by friends and acquaintances in reference to Lance Armstrong and doping in Euro’ bike racing have been proven true. Two have yet to make the jump from being nuts […]

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: Slaying The Badger

  You know the story of Thanksgiving, right? Is it the one they teach in nursery school, grade school, high school, or a “revisionist” one you might have half-overheard on NPR?   Likewise, you know […]

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. […]