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“For several years, the birthday of our first president continued to be observed as Bicycle Day.”

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Archive Posts

Thank You to My Friends at Giant Bicycle

My mother made this patch for me the second Tour de Pink I rode.  It honors my aunt Ginny and my friend and coworker Michelle.I have to send a heartfelt thank you to Giant Bicycles.  The company helped me make many good friends and taught me quite a bit....

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Cavendish Crash

I am of the belief that the Cavendish crash from stage 1 was "just sprinting" In the End Cav was where he shouldn't have been so it was his fault. That said... watching it I didn't think that Gerrans would have gone down had Coquard not bounced off of him on the...

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Now You Know. United States Edition

This may not be specifically about cycling.  Or is it?  I came across these two sites on Facebook.  The first is talking about the random bizarre border between the United States and Canada.  It was posted on Upworthy.com HERE.  I do...

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Interbike Rant

Time to throw open the doors.I am fortunate to work in the bicycle industry.  I do something I love and have met many people from varying backgrounds while on my bicycle.  One of the things I like about riding is that it isn't all about the bicycle..........

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An Interbike Photo Essay

After attending my 20th or more Interbike I came away pleased with the new venue.  I will leave my consumer day rant for another post and put up a collection of photo's to sum up my experience.It seems to be popular to signify you are flying by taking pictures of...

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Interbike 2013

My first Interbike badge Sitting at the airport and trying to count the number of times I have been to Interbike.  I cant get an exact count.  Between California, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia I do know it is over 20 times.As much as I am not a fan of...

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Wheezing like Heisenberg

My "Team" a rag tag group of friends and bicycle nuts have been accepted into the Rapha Gentlemen's Race.  This is awesome because the route is very much the roads I play on often.  It is going to be difficult.  The course is long and quite hilly....

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RGR Lottery

Since Jed Kornbluh (The RAT) (I kid because I love) didn't include me on his Rapha Gentlemen's Ride team I decided to enter with my own rag tag team of misfit's and miscreant's.  I think Jed was (rightfully) worried about me not keeping up with his task-master...

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Simpler Times

Oh Hey!  How are you?  Me?  I'm fine.  Thanks for asking.  How's the family?  Good, good.  Oh Mine?  They are good as well.Now that we have the pleasantries out of the way lets get down to blogging.  There have been many...

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The Crazy Train

When I was a kid in middle school I couldn't get enough of riding my bicycle.  My internal clock was wired to get me up early to go to school.  Everyone else in my house was able to sleep in late.My brother and I had to do chores on the weekend before we...

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Not my race post

When I am getting whooped up on I find it best to take advice form Van Halen and "Jump"  Might as well have fun.I am not much on race reports.  That is race reports of me racing, oddly enough I enjoy reading others exploits.  I have been racing and...

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Doping and Winning

Two years ago I wrote briefly about doping.  Then I stood up for Betsy Andreu and I still appreciate her unwavering story.  It was a brief touch of the subject, but HERE it is. Betsy still holds by her story and gets some of the respect she deserves in this...

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Pain Face

I am amazed at people who can look like they are smiling when they are suffering.  Chris Horner comes to mind right away.Pic by Sirotti via Cycling NewsThe two guys around him are suffering and he looks to be smiling.Pic by Will Matthews via BicyclingHere Chris...

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Tour de Pink 2012

Tour de Pink 2012 is in the books.  I would like to thank everyone who donated to get me over my fundraising goal. Janine and I are helping with one more big push to raise funds.  It is the Couture for a Cure event that talented fashion designer Dominique...

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A Long Way To Go And A Short Time To Get There

Let's face it any time I get a chance to use a Smokey and the Bandit reference I do. I was going to use "Brother Can You Spare a Dime" but that is just depressing to listen to.Today's Smokey reference pertains to my fundraising goal for the Young Survival Coalition's...

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Do Something Good

I have been talking about a raffle to support my upcoming charity ride to help the Young Survival Coalition.  Well here it is...My Employer Electra Bicycle's has generously donated a beautiful ride to help me meet my goal of $2,500.  I am only slightly...

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Mash Up

I think by now we have all seen  "Joey's OK"We have also seen the Hartebeest running over the mountain biker in Africa.The folks over at cyclingdirt.org show us a good mashup of the two.Watch more videos on Big Bikes Media & cyclingdirtI think Joey's...

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Rapha Gentlemens… The Ride

The ride started off and the tone was set for the day.  We rolled out a few miles down a beautiful river road and missed the turn for the first climb of the day.  This would not be the last time we missed a turn.  We are definitely not orienteers. The...

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Rapha Gentlemen’s Part 1

Yesterday I looked at a friends blog and I happened to glance to the left at the "blog roll" of people he follows.  Under my blogs name it said it had been four weeks since I updated the site.  4 weeks?  Really?  That is odd to me because I am...

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Obsessing

This is our get up for the weekendThe Northeast Rapha Gentlemens Ride is this weekend.  I have been obsessing about it quite a bit.  The decision to not do Granogue was weighing heavy on me, the back is still out of whack and the ride is staring me down....

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