Category Archive: Travel

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

Full of Surrender: Nys Goes All In.

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What happens when you take a seasoned Belgian bike racer out of the cold, rain, and mud of Europe and bring him to the arid, sunny dessert of Nevada? Amazing things unfold, indeed.… 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

Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride.

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Mention the Tour de France to any Tom, Dick, or Harry and he will immediately have some sense of what you are talking about… whether he finds himself an avid cycling fan, a… Continue reading

The Glass Menagerie.

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The first thought that entered my mind as I woke up every day during the Tour de France is what lenses should we run today?  Unlike much action sports photography, shooting a 21-day bike… 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

Mountain Stage Superfan Culture

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A nun, a tiger, a grumpy baguette, a phallus, and a slutty cop walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and says, “Hey, aren’t you going to miss the finish?” No mistaking… Continue reading