Category Archives for Sermons

The Rut

Yup, we all get in them. In a lot of ways I am in a massive one that no ones really needs to hear about. One place I am not in a rut is in my training and riding, not this year anyway. After taking last season off (somewhat intentionally) I had a lot of […]

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Who’s Next?

So Boonen and Cancellara have thrown their hats in the ring as contenders for the northern Classics. Boonoen not only save the day for Quickstep by getting Levi in the break but then he throws down for the win at Paris Nice. He already proved he has the legs (if not the head) at Omloop […]

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Boom Goes The Dynamite

Ok, so Boonen totally botched the Omloop finish yesterday but check out this video, Boonen is still a force of nature. Lars Boom is not a small guy, he can usually bum rush his way through gaps and pretty much go where he pleases. When he tries that shit agianst Boonen he gets bounced out […]

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And So It Begins

Depending on what part of the country you live in the early season races are starting to pop up. If you live in a place that has winter this usually means driving 12-14 hours to blind people with your ghostly white legs that have not seen the sun since October. All those hours on your […]

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UTCX Video

Team Big Ring is an amazing group of people. I feel fortunate to be associated with such a diverse and talented group. Team rider Tommy Chandler not only won the last race of the UTCX he then put his considerable skills with a lens to work and shot this gorgeous clip of the Mens A […]

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Balance

To paraphrase the late great Hunter S. Thompson “Bike racing is not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catch-all for fuckoffs and misfits — a false doorway to the backside of life”. At the upper levels a Pro Tour rider will log 30,000 miles in a season. At the local fred level […]

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Group Ride

Only through the group, I realized — through sharing the suffering of the group — could the body reach that height of existence that the individual alone could never attain. And for the body to reach that level at which the divine might be glimpsed, a dissolution of individuality was necessary. The tragic quality of […]

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Reset

When it stops being fun it is time to move on. That is what I have always said about racing. I am now wrestling with what makes racing fun for me. Is it winning? Is it testing oneself? I don’t think it is winning, yes I have won a few races but if it was […]

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