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Notes From the Everywhere Desk

Dynamic Duel | Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images Thankfully it has multiple drawers Howdy all! Compressed blogging for these compressed times, or whatever they are. Certainly my work life says hi here, but I’ll leave it at that. And of course the cycling...

Vuelta a Espana Week One Preview

In which we climb from one piece of heaven to another: from Arrate to Tourmalet ANOTHER Grand Tour? What- do these things grow on trees? Yeppers, although one shouldn’t be too positive in the year of our lord 2020 what with COVID and all. But for the purposes of...

The Best Time is Ronde Van Vlaanderen Time

Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images [Programming note: I keep trying to write more about the Giro d’Italia, but as long as it’s hanging by a thread, and the Ronde van Vlaanderen is going forward, well… I’m only human.] I could insert some...

Women on Bikes Day 15: Rachael Maney

Rachael Maney is the Director of the Bike Law Network and of the non-profit Bike Law Foundation. As most of you know, she has spent the last two weeks on these pages profiling 16 Women on Bikes leading up to yesterday’s inaugural Women’s Cycling Day....

So Much Anticipation It Hurts

Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images The Cobbles Season we’ve been waiting for is here, but for how long? It’s a few hours from the start of Gent-Wevelgem, and all the emotions swirling about are finally forming into a coherent sense of what’s at...

Women on Bikes Day 14: Heather Jackson

If I didn’t know her parents well, I would put Heather Jackson on top of a podium so tall that it would be hard for her to climb down. (That’s not a dig at her height, by the way. There’s no one as mighty — she probably gets that from her...

Women on Bikes Days 11, 12 & 13: We’re in This Together

We tend to take for granted the things and people that are always around. Some of that is normal — an unfortunate part of being human — and some of it is willfully ignorant but can be remedied the moment we decide to see and appreciate more, and see them...

Women on Bikes Day 10: Bike Law Ambassadors

When I began compiling a list of Women on Bikes who’ve made invaluable positive contributions to our cycling community, I realized how lucky I am to be in the unique position of aspiring to, knowing, and riding and working closely with so many different...

We Got A Wide Open Mens Rider Of The Year Race

Photo by Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images What riders need to do to win the award The weird year continues and with I wonder who in the hell could win the rider of the year award? It is such a diverse field that even with just nine eight races left, including the currently...

Women on Bikes Day 9: Katie Zimmerman

It’s not everyday that a small non-profit organization — and by small I don’t mean in stature or accomplishment but rather the number of working staff that can be counted with two fingers — in Charleston, SC gets a U.S. Senator to help secure...

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Notes From the Everywhere Desk

Notes From the Everywhere Desk

Dynamic Duel | Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images Thankfully it has multiple drawers Howdy all! Compressed blogging for these compressed times, or whatever they are. Certainly my work life says hi here, but I’ll leave it at that. And of course the cycling...

New Strava/Stanford Data on Exercise During COVID-19

New Strava/Stanford Data on Exercise During COVID-19

New data from Strava and Stanford University shows the mental, physical, and financial impact of COVID-19 on professional athletes. Considering indoor training restrictions, mask requirements, the postponement of major sporting events like the Olympics and more, 2020...

Beware Jumping Into Heavy Weights

Beware Jumping Into Heavy Weights

TOOLBOX: I’m talking to those of you who are cyclists, riding 6+ hours a week for the majority of the calendar year, and who are over the age of 40, and whom do not participate in regular strength training throughout the year, but rather pick it up solely in the...

GIRO’20: The Second Rest Day Rant!

GIRO’20: The Second Rest Day Rant!

Giro Rest Day Rant: There has been a lot of pasta eaten since last week and the Giro d’Italia action has been ‘al dente’ – Firm to the bite. Ed Hood has followed every pedal stroke to give us his low-down on stage 10 through 15. How much longer...

Fate of old Biketown bikes now in state hands

Fate of old Biketown bikes now in state hands

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) These are dark times for the old Biketown bikes. Once celebrated, they’ve been relegated to a cold corner of a city-owned storage area. While the new electric-assist bikes gather attention and adoring fans, the 1,000 or so old...

The Monday Roundup: Free cars, e-bikes in the forest, indoor cycling outbreak, and more

The Monday Roundup: Free cars, e-bikes in the forest, indoor cycling outbreak, and more

Welcome to the week. Here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past seven days. Give them good cars: This article from Fast Company might give enlistees of the War on Cars pause. It speaks to an issue I think about a lot: How do we make good decisions...

Vuelta a Espana Week One Preview

Vuelta a Espana Week One Preview

In which we climb from one piece of heaven to another: from Arrate to Tourmalet ANOTHER Grand Tour? What- do these things grow on trees? Yeppers, although one shouldn’t be too positive in the year of our lord 2020 what with COVID and all. But for the purposes of...

FLANDERS’20: Vlaanderen Van Der Poel Victory!

FLANDERS’20: Vlaanderen Van Der Poel Victory!

Classic Race Report: Three of the best riders of the season where together for for the victory in the 2020 Ronde van Vlaanderen. World champion, Julian Alaphilippe (Elegant – Quick-Step) was taken out by a motorbike leaving the old enemies, Mathieu van der Poel...

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