Category Archives for Sermons

Strade Bianchi Beatdown

Strade Bianche is a bad ass race. Not sure if it will ever have the cache or Flanders or Roubaix but it is bad ass. Fabian Cancellara is also a bad ass. He has won the race twice but the third one eluded him yesterday. As quoted by Cyclingnews.com: “The best team won today, there’s […]

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State Of The Big Ring

Hey there big ringers. It has been a while since I have posted regularly on here. The last 18 months I have lost my way in a lot of areas for a number of reasons. I like to think I have grown a lot in that time and have gained a new perpective on riding […]

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Forgiveness

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi Like pretty much every cyclist in America I watched the Lance Armstrong interview with Oprah. Here is what we know. Lance lied and cheated for years. He went out of his way to crush anyone who stood in his way. He […]

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MacAskill vs. Hoy

Check this out, a non doping post on a cycling blog. Crazy. After watching this I have determined I need a derney, seriously. Not sure about the Poc helmet though. Competitive Cyclist supports all things Big Ring

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I Am a D-Bag/Why I Doped

The Lance/Bruyneel house of cards is finally imploding on the weight of the self serving lies and broken dreams of clean riders. Today in the Wall Street Journal Levi Leipheimer gave his self serving reason for why he cheated. Why he stole from clean riders: I regret that this was the state of affairs in […]

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Quality Of Effort?

I am not as fast as I use to be. There are a few reasons for this with the main one being I have not put in the time I need on the bike. Yes I am hitting the gym, eating reasonably well, sleeping well etc. But the plain fact is I am lacking miles. […]

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This Is Gonna Hurt

The first race of the UTCX Series is this Saturday. Normally I would be chomping at the bit to throw down after a summer of training my ass off. This year I have been struggling to make training work around a less than optimal work schedule combined with a ton off off bike distractions.  The […]

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Cauberg Curb Stomp

BMC finally got their moneys worth from Gilbert. He was MIA in the classics but 2 stage wins at the Vuelta was a good sign that he was finding him race legs. The lead in to the Cauberg was insane with the Belgians and Italians drilling the shit out of it on the front fro […]

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Burn Baby Burn

What a shit show. Lance is banned for doping. Of course he doped, they all doped and he should have been caught. Just like Tyler, Floyd, Ullrich, Pantani, Heras, Basso, Ricco…. None of them deserve our sympathy, they cheated they lied they took the big gamble for the big reward and failed. Fuck them. Cycling […]

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Refocus, Recalibrate

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face. Mike Tyson If there is one thing I have learned in the past year it is plans are a good starting point but the finish is usually not in the original plan. 2 huge loses changed my world entirely and suddenly the bike seemed […]

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