The Physical Toll of the Tour

One of the reasons I adore the Tour de France is the physical intensity of the tour (and the other major tours). I don’t think Americans realize how insane these endurance tours are. What these cyclists go through. I read this awesome article, titled “How do cyclists physically survive the Tour de France? We asked…

The Logistics of a Race Route

While we all enjoy watching bike racing (to whatever extent you actually do like watching the races.. or the crashes… or wondering why the jerseys are so ugly…), I found this article about the logistics of setting up a race route (in this case, the Amgen California Tour) super interesting. Highlights include: The need to…

Bicycle Ballet??

I’ll admit that I haven’t been watching/keeping up with the TdF this year, too busy. But I HAD to share this video of Bicycle Ballet. Who knew the bicycle could be such an amazing dance partner? Huge props to this athlete – I wonder how many times she fell while training. My joints hurt just…

Cyclists vs Food

This cracks me up. I’d love to see this happening at one of the major tours. I can see it now – Domino’s sponsors the USA team, has Domino’s delivered during one of the stages and they eat it on the bike. HAHAH Cyclists vs. Food

More Stupid Female Cycling Clothes Pictures

What is it with trying to buy women specific cycling clothes online? I keep finding the most inane pictures. The following are all stolen from TheClymb.com . Check out this stupid Castelli shirt pic. What’s with the see through nipples? Is this to let me know I should wear sunblock on my boobs, otherwise my…