Cycling

First Vancouver, now the Tour of Utah?

I’m not sure when I started following the stereotypical Utah trait of claiming anyone with even the remotest connection with the state as one of our own. Hell, I’m not even sure when I started thinking of myself as a Utahn (in addition to being from both a Northern Californian and a Tennesseean). Regardless, it’s […]

Word Play

Quote of the Day

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.” — The Olympic Creed

Cycling

IOC degradation

In yet another step down the road to mediocrity, the International Olympic Committee elects UCI President Pat McQuaid as a member. This is a man who, instead of working to protect the status of one of the premier cycling disciplines (the individual pursuit) as an Olympic event, instead opts to eliminate it in favor of […]

Cycling

Die Tri-ing?

Now, I don’t really need an excuse to not try a triathlon; much less an Ironman, but I have a great deal of respect for the commitment that it takes for those who do them (even if I do occasionally make fun of their geek bikes and Speedos) … but while the risk is fairly […]

Current Events Cycling

Bike thieves suck

… but this sucks even more than the usual bike theft. Stolen from KSL: Company offers reward for return of items stolen from cyclist’s home The company who made the Marvel statues stolen from cyclist Dave Zabriskie’s home last week is now offering a reward for their return. Sideshow Collectibles is offering a $10,000 reward […]

Current Events

Take a hit, lose your job.

Phelps suspended from competition, dropped by Kellogg – CNN.com (CNN) — Olympic hero Michael Phelps was suspended from competitive swimming for three months on Thursday — just hours after one of his sponsors announced it would not renew his contract after a photo surfaced of him smoking from a bong. USA Swimming, the nation’s governing […]