200 Bags of Blood: The Mystery of “The Classics Guy from Luigi”
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200 Bags of Blood: The Mystery of “The Classics Guy from Luigi”

As mentioned last week, the trial of Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, who was at the heart of a doping program in the early 2000s, is still ongoing in Spain. Commencing in May 2006, the police investigation of Fuentes’ clandestine doping network was code-named “Operación Puerto” and resulted in the confiscation of close to 200 blood bags … Continue reading

World Cyclocross Championships 2013
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World Cyclocross Championships 2013

The 2013 World Cyclocross Championships were in Louisville, Kentucky last week, and I was lucky enough to attend the elite races this past weekend. As my friend and I arrived late Friday night, I read the weather report that the Ohio River was rising fast and was predicted to breach its southern banks and partially flood Eva Bandman park (the race … Continue reading

Lord of the Flies
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Lord of the Flies

Perhaps some of you are also labeled as the “guy or girl who rides bikes” at your workplace or neighborhood. Thus, today the inevitable question arises from your coworkers or neighbors or non-cycling friends. I’ve already gotten it five times this morning: “What did you think?” Of course they are referring to the Oprah interview. I … Continue reading

If You’re Interested in Cyclocross…Well…Good Luck!
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If You’re Interested in Cyclocross…Well…Good Luck!

In honor of this week’s Cyclocross National Championships, I thought I would bring you this little gem from yesteryear. The New England Cyclocross Championships from 1985. Let’s dissect it. While watching, please watch out for and take special notice of the following: Kick ass old man in the Adidas hat summing up cyclocross beautifully @ 0:47 … Continue reading

It Is Cold in Wisconsin in January…and Cyclocross Is Really Hard
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It Is Cold in Wisconsin in January…and Cyclocross Is Really Hard

Maybe you’ve heard that the U.S. Cyclocross National Championship series is currently going on in Madison, Wisconsin. Maybe you’ve heard of Madison, Wisconsin.  It is here: Maybe you’ve heard of the month that this current week falls within. It is called January. In the northern hemisphere, January falls within the season known as “winter.” On average, the weather … Continue reading

One Ball Too Many
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One Ball Too Many

On January 17, the Oprah Winfrey Network will air a “no-holds-barred” interview of Lance Armstrong. This will not be the first time Oprah has interviewed Armstrong. It won’t even be the second. I’ve been able to count three previous interviews she has done with either Lance or his ex-wife, Kristin. This is a part of … Continue reading