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15 Years

15 Years

Regardless of what you choose to believe, what fight you are fighting right now with your cycling buddies and bike mechanics, these are the sad remnants of 15 years of rampant cheating, as demonstrated in the podium results of the…

Good Fences

Good Fences

Share the Road – a popular phrase bandied about by cycling advocates, commuters and bike lovers everywhere. While it is used with the best possible intentions, these three little words form a statement that is (in my humble opinion) misleading,…

Cycling is the New Black

Cycling is the New Black

We have a set of pencils at the office with various iterations of “the new black” inscribed on the side. A deft stroke of a sharpie transformed “Recycling” into “Cycling”, inspiring a flurry of ideas here at WCC headquarters, including…

Men, Women and Children

Men, Women and Children

Well hello there. Long time no see. If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been (and even if you haven’t), let me tell you: I have not been in Belgium watching bike races, or spending long, passionate days in the sack…

A Letter to Halfwheelers

A Letter to Halfwheelers

Dear Riding Buddy It’s early in the season and we’re all excited to get outside and ride, whether we’ve spent hours in the basement on the trainer or making fun of those that do. Either way, it’s easy to forget…

The Positive Power of Negative Suggestion

The Positive Power of Negative Suggestion

There is nothing that motivates me to do something more than being told I shouldn’t do it. You might say “it’s a chick thing”, but if you did, I’d probably call you a silly twat. Gauntlets, both literal and proverbial,…

Good Game

Good Game

A boy sits on a bench watching his team play. It’s the playoffs. It’s an important game and he is very excited. He wants to help his team win. He has been sitting and watching for a long time. While…

Batshit for Cycling

Batshit for Cycling

Let’s get something straight. I do not jump out of planes. I don’t juggle chainsaws, eat fire, or party with Charlie Sheen on weekends. I ride a bike. And apparently, to some, that makes me batshit crazy. I’ve heard it enough…

Cavendish vs. UCI: The Battle of the Brands

Cavendish vs. UCI: The Battle of the Brands

Mark Cavedish is a bit pissy these days about his shorts. I first became aware that something was amiss when my EuroSnob Facebook peeps were in a tizzy over the following photos showing The Man from the Isle of Man…

We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties

We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties

God hates me. Now I am convinced. I watch TV once a year, for a three week period in July during a little bike race called the Tour de France. For me it is a culmination of the Stanley Cup…