Cycling

Zirbel freed & out come the haters

Good news is that Tom Zirbel’s sanction has been reduced, as he indicates in this except from his blog earlier today: Um well…so I guess I have some good news. Turns out I can race this year due to a string of random events that played out starting last October. Remember when I lamented on […]

Cycling

UCI wants to get skateboarding into the Olympics

Did I somehow sleep through March 25-31? Please reassure me that today is NOT April 1st … If a breakaway org takes away cream of the pro cycling teams, UCI will still have other “wheeled sports” to represent. With the UCI coming under fire from pro teams, influential director sportifs, and many companies in the […]

Word Play

Poetry Friday

THE KITE AND THE HAWK Man is no longer alone in the universe! The day I found the hieroglyphic formula For happiness for all mankind I had to promise to give it away. It is we have to find a way For everyone to have one more of something Than your neighbor has For you–here […]

Cycling Food and Drink

British cyclists—powered by coffee

How many of my readers were aware that cyclists like coffee? This is certainly news to me! Plenty of us need it as a pick-me-up in the morning, but would you have had Britain’s finest track cyclists down as coffee addicts? It turns out the GB team are every bit as keen on the bean […]

Cycling

An open letter to Pat McQuaid & the UCI

posted publically, and emailed to the UCI Mr. McQuaid, et al — As a long time fan of professional cycling, who has stuck with the sport despite the myriad of doping (and other) problems over the years, I would like to express my (and I suspect many fans) views on race radios. From a tactical […]

Word Play

Poetry Friday

THE USES OF POETRY I’ve fond anticipation of a day O’erfilled with pure diversion presently, For I must read a lady poesy The while we glide by many a leafy bay, Hid deep in rushes, where at random play The glossy black winged May-flies, or whence flee Hush-throated nestlings in alarm, Whom we have idly […]