Category Archive: Life Lessons

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

La Bellezza di Far Niente

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Imagine you travel over 4,000 miles and literally run into someone you know – in an outdoor café, in a tiny piazza, in a random hillside village. It seems unlikely but this is… 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

You Lose Some, You Win Some. (part 1)

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In the first four stages of the Vuelta a España, I missed all four finishes. On the race opener I found myself trapped behind the finish-line barriers among an impassable sea of fans… Continue reading

My Mind’s Eye.

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“Iri, can you jump out and shoot this?” It was Friday, with only three stages of the Tour de France remaining, and we were gradually making our way along the serpentine descent of… 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

It’s the Tour. It’s a bike race. It’s awesome: An Interview With Frankie Andreu

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If you’re a cycling fan and you’ve lived in an underground bunker for the last twenty years, then perhaps you have no idea who Frankie Andreu is. Otherwise, to those who follow professional… Continue reading

Pie in the SKY.

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Thinking of those magical moments gelled in time. You know those moments; the ones that get talked about in late night dinners, with too many empty bottles of wine scattered across the table,… Continue reading