With Rasmussen getting kicked out of the Tour de France today, we’re only a “few more” expulsions away from Frenchman and Red Lantern-holder Jérôme Pineau from winning. What other surprises are in store in the coming days? Now, Discovery teammates Alberto Contador and Levi Leipheimer are 1 and 3 respectively in the overall standings, with … Continue reading Red Lantern to Win Tour de France?
Although I get the Versus channel here at my house, I haven’t been watching the live coverage of the Tour. After today’s revelations that our second-favorite Kazakh, Alexandre Vinokourov, has been thrown out of the Tour (along with the rest of his team) for homologous blood doping following his Stage 13 time trial win, I … Continue reading Vino, Vino, Vino?!?
When Jorge asked me to sign up with him for the 2007 Death Ride, I said yes without really thinking what I was getting myself into. It was only after signing up did I think to look on Felix’s website to see if he had done the race. Sure enough, Felix had conquered the Death … Continue reading Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride 2007
I’m exhausted right now having completed all five passes during the Death Ride. I didn’t think that I would be able to do this, and it was the hardest physical thing I’ve ever done. 129 miles and 15,000 feet of climbing. Oh my god, I’m tired! I started the ride at 4:30 am and reached … Continue reading I Am A Five Pass Rider!
I’ve been down in Long Beach for the Society for Information Display (SID) conference this week. I’ve been helping out DigiDelve, a Bay Area startup with some great OLED-based technologies. In and out of Internet coverage, I haven’t been keeping up with the news lately. I just read that Riis admitted to doping during his … Continue reading More Cycling Bombs
When I was in high school, I received a series of annoying prank calls, the subject matter of which was crude and sexual in nature. Though I never found out the identity of the caller, I have a good guess who it was. If this were to ever happen today, however, it would be relatively … Continue reading Caller ID and Landis Hearing
The news is out this morning that Floyd Landis’ B sample has confirmed the adverse reaction of the A sample from his Stage 17 victory in the Tour de France. Landis maintains his innocence: I have never taken any banned substance, including testosterone. I was the strongest man in the Tour de France, and that … Continue reading Landis B Sample Confirms A
Lots of information on T/E testing on FreeFloydLandis. Lots of press coverage on the incident, far more than there was when he was winning the Tour de France.
Great comparison on PezCyclingNews that demonstrates the differences (or lack thereof) between Floyd’s training rides and his epic Stage 17 performance in the Tour de France. Training Ride: Duration: 6:04 (hrs:min) Distance: 115 miles Average Speed: 19.0 mph Perception of Effort (1-10): 7 Average Power: 247 Watts Total Work from Power: 5394 Kjoules Peak Power … Continue reading Landis Training Ride compared to Stage 17
This is not what I wanted to hear when I heard that one rider tested positive during the Tour de France last week. Floyd Landis tested a positive A sample following the 17th stage, when he single-handlely decimated the peloton and rode himself back into contention. I’m still siding with Floyd on this one, and … Continue reading WTF? Landis Positive A Test