Tag Archives: Tour de France

Tour de France 2015

I lost complete interest in bike racing when Leige Baston Leige ended and didn’t become a fan again until the Tour.  I watched hours of video from the cyclocross season with Flemmish commentators that I couldn’t understand, then I watched … Continue reading

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The Tour is Won on the Alpe Review

The first named climb from bicycle racing I ever learned was Alpe D’Huez.  It’s the most famous bicycle climb in the world.  The Tour is Won on the Alpe is a book by some foreign guy about the climb and … Continue reading

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Maybe I Need Froome’s Inhaler

It’s getting hot and humid now in the nation’s armpit, you know how they say, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.”  Well I went for a ride last night and the moment I started I could feel that something … Continue reading

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Whats up July?

This time last year it hadn’t rained in over a month, I didn’t mow my yard for a month, the fireworks were canceled due drought, and it was 90+ degrees every day. This summer its like we’re living in a … Continue reading

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Slaying the Badger

There is a good chance my first exposure to professorial bike racing was 1986.  Greg LeMond was the first American to win the Tour de France and I remember seeing it on TV in the form of short weekly updates on Saturday … Continue reading

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A Real American Hero

Thanks to Mike who sends me interesting links I read this piece by Mike Magnuson about Greg LeMond.  Magnuson was a cyclist and English professor in Southern Illinois for awhile but has moved on to greener pastures after writing the book … Continue reading

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Lance 3.0 Doping Edition

I’m going to do something I don’t do often enough, say that I was wrong, I’m going to eat my own words.  I’ve been reading Tyler Hamilton’s book, The Secret Race, and while nothing in it has completely shocked me, … Continue reading

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