Category Archives: Cycling

Tuesday’s Titillations

Waves Against the Mountain. If that phrase doesn’t have the same pizzaz as the “swoop” that’s posited after Nike, well, join the crowd. But not the PAC-10(?) crowd. Seems the left coast conference (with a couple mountain states recently added) has a new logo. Which is all part of boffo new marketing scheme to — […]

Monday Morning Mania & Other Confusions from the World of Sports

What is the state of the World of Sports this sultry Blue Monday? I thought you’d never ask. 1. Tiger Woods continues to fade further into his own parade. You have wonder what his half life as The Superstar of Golf is at this point of his wavering career? Given his infamy, I suppose we’ll […]

Spain’s the Most, Armstrong’s Toast: Monday’s Musings

What I loved best about the World Cup Final — the most watched and talked about sporting event around the entire globe — was the pre-game. The teams marched on the pitch together. The national anthems of the competing countries were played. They played the game. No four hour musical extravaganza featuring Johnny Clegg, Miriam […]

Sports on the 4th: Ws & ?s

✔ Rafael Nadal cruised in the Wimbledon final over some guy we’ve never heard of, the day after Serena added to her Grand Slam total. Which leaves me wondering if Roger Federer has any more Slam Ws in him? And when there’s going to again be an American who is a legit male tennis star? […]

Mont Ventoux — Most Difficult Challenge In Sports?

I’m not sure I can really get a handle on the level of fitness it takes to race 13 miles up a serious incline. After competitively riding over a hundred miles a day for just about all of the last three weeks. Mouth agape, I watched this morning’s climb up Mont Ventoux in the last […]

Ooooooh Alberto! Contador is Da Man!

This Sunday morning’s (American time) stage of the Tour de France was pivotal. Into Switzerland’s Alps those athletes rode, up ascents 7, 8, 9 miles long. Including the final push up the biggest climb of the day. Alberto Contador, you know, Lance Armstrong’s Astana teammate, the guy who won in 2007, proved it’s a young […]

Euro TV in the A.M.

Breakfast at Wimbledon is certainly the most famous of the European sporting events that, because of the time difference, we get to watch on the telly while munching on our cereal. But it’s not the only one. Here it is a Thursday morning and there are actually choices to be made. While reading about the […]

Oh That Lance!!!!

Face it, Lance Armstrong is an egocentric putz. And that may be putting it too delicately. He displays little respect for foes. For his teammates. For those who run his sport. It’s obvious that his intention was to become the big wheel on Team Astana, even though he signed on as a support rider for […]