Category Archive: Friends & Family

Full Circle: A True Story of Love, Risk, and Bicycles.

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On Valentine’s Day 2009, I slipped on my media credential and went out to the start line for the prologue of the Amgen Tour of California in Sacramento. It was my first bike… Continue reading

Peer POV: The Grand Poobah (part 1 / 3)

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Just one week after the finale of the Tour de France on the Champs Élysées in Paris, I was strolling down Main Street in a little seaside town in Eastern Long Island as… Continue reading

Peer POV: Oh So Sonoko!

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I don’t think we knew Sonoko Tanaka’s name for the first two years our work overlapped. It’s a small world out there but somehow if you don’t break the ice right-off-the-bat you just… Continue reading

They Were the Best of Tour Times

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When days are measured in the 21 stages of the Tour de France, the morning after Stage 21 is disorienting. The proper order of things, numerically speaking, is 21 then 22. But in… Continue reading

These Guys, These Effin’ Guys.

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Taking One for the Team. These words could never find a greater embodiment than in the daily role of a soigneur. Talk about taking one for the team. Soigneurs might possibly be the… Continue reading

Treading Lightly on the Lonely Road.

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I never wanted a solitary profession. One in which my colleagues were remote or virtual. One in which I had no peers or, even, adversaries. I wanted the tête-a-tête with all the camaraderie… Continue reading