Tag Archive: Cycling stage races

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


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

Mountain Stage Superfan Culture


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

Newbies Don’t Wait


Oh, just wait. That’s what media veterans of the Tour keep telling me. When I saw my first fleet of team vehicles: Oh, just wait, imagine 19 sets of those. When I lagged… Continue reading