Roadside at the TDF

Roadside at the TDF

Today we were roadside at the Tour de France in Marseille. Cécile, Jamie, and I took the very early train down from Lyon to Marseille this morning so that we could see the race up close and personal for another year. It’s something we’ve done for the last...
Orica: What Happened?

Orica: What Happened?

Picture this. You’re a rider in a nine-person break with a clear gap to the chasers and an uninterested peloton nearly ten minutes back. The winner is going to come from this group and you know, the rest of the group knows it, and even the chasers know it in...
Sick

Sick

So this is how it is going to go. The day that I bid farewell to the office for a couple of weeks of vacation and the cold and cough that has been threatening to bring me down for the last couple of days finally strikes. That tickle in the throat had worsened...
Great Scene: Lethal Weapon

Great Scene: Lethal Weapon

I flashed back today on a great scene in the original Lethal Weapon movie. To set the scene: There’s a depressed guy threatening to kill himself by jumping off a building The cops along with a crowd are watching from down on the street – will he do it?...
Live Blog: Mont du Chat

Live Blog: Mont du Chat

A blow-by-blow T 0:00: The climb begins with Bakelants and Gallopin off the front by a couple of minutes and Marion Rousse on the France 2 commentary team hardly holding back her enthusiasm in seeing her hubby leading the day’s stage. T 2:02: Gallopin goes for...
Col de Grand Colombier

Col de Grand Colombier

Tomorrow the Tour de France takes the riders up the Col du Grand Colombier. A couple of years ago I rode the same climb as part of the Tour de l’Ain Cyclosportive and let me tell you – it’s a killer. I decided to look up my performance on that climb...