Cycling, Racing

The little problem with Big George

17 Comments 18 July 2009

I guess now I know what soap-addicted housewives feel like when they’re denied the latest episode of their favorite daytime drama.  I mean – if someone took my tour away this year, I think I’d seriously lose my mind. This shit is good.  And, up until today, it was good in the good way: exciting [...]

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Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge. Tonight. Go!

Comments Off 18 July 2009

My schedule finally caught up me and knocked me flat on my ass with illness. But, if I wasn’t over here sleeping like a zombie, I’d be at the Alpenrose Velodrome, cheering like a maniac. The AVC is going to be the big show in town tonight: the weather is ridiculously perfect and the stage [...]

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So, Mr. Voeckler, We Meet Again

4 Comments 08 July 2009

I fell in love with Thomas Voeckler in 2004. He was riding in the Alps, I was working at an ad agency.  Needless to say, it didn’t work out.  But we tried.  We gave it everything we had. He was in yellow and it blinded me because I wore black and had platinum hair.  But [...]

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Money, Meet Mouth: Tour Predictions

Comments Off 03 July 2009

Former co-worker and all-around NYC-based super witty copywriter extraordinaire Matt O’Rourke has called me out. Tour predictions, here we come. This is a crazy tour, right?  Right.  I mean Astana has a cluster-f#@* of internal politics going on and no one is happier about it than the media (that may actually be the point). Then [...]

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Into the Great Outdoors with Team Columbia-HTC: TdF Mania

1 Comment 03 July 2009

I don’t know exactly when or where, but at some point in the last few years I do vaguely recall saying, “I wish someone would pay me to watch the Tour de France.”  Sal and I probably had a good laugh, rushed out the door together, and moved onto more important parts of life. Who [...]

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How to Track Every Second of the 2009 Tour de France

9 Comments 02 July 2009

I asked the Twitterverse yesterday how they would be following the Big Yellow Race in France.  Most are watching live in the morning, “sneaking” streaming or live updates at work, or DVR-ing the crap out of it and then trying to avoid hearing spoilers all day long. I used to be in the DVR/hiding category [...]

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