Tour de France Archive

  • 26.2 is my cooldown

    Doping in Cycling — Contador Runs out of Rope

    Love him or hate him, Alberto Contador is starting to run out of options in his doping case.

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  • Oh Floyd Landis, Can’t You Leave Lance Armstrong Alone?

    Oh Floyd Landis, Can’t You Leave Lance Armstrong Alone?

    I spend a little time on this blog discussing professional cycling. I love the athleticism that is required to ride at the pro level and the amount of work those riders put into their craft. There is a little bit of luck involved in pro […]

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  • 12.22.09 — Bike Threshold Ride

    12.22.09 — Bike Threshold Ride

    Type: Bike — Threshold Ride Distance: 22.74 miles Pace: 2:38 min/mile Time: 60:33 Average Watts: 177 watts Average Heart Rate: 154 bpm Total Work: 634 kJ This was the breakout ride that I have been looking for now for a while. I was able to […]

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  • Thoughts on Cheating

    Thoughts on Cheating

    While I was riding this morning I was watching the DVD’s from the 2006 Tour de France. As you will recall this is the year that Floyd Landis won the whole enchilada but…one of his samples tested positive for a higher than normal ratio of […]

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  • 08.04.09


    Type: Bike Distance: 26.03 miles Time: 1:22 Average pace: 19.01 mph Average Heart Rate: 147 bpm For whatever reason, today’s ride was much easier than yesterdays. We took the exact same route both days except we added a mile and change to the end of […]

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  • 07.24.09


    Decided to take a rest day today. I woke up at 6:00 with the option to workout if I felt good or to sleep in if I didn’t. I actually debated workout out, but decided that I will ride tomorrow morning instead of taking a […]

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  • 07.23.09


    Type: Bike Distance: 24.01 miles Time: 1:14 Average pace: 19.47 mph Average Heart Rate: 134 bpm Nice ride this morning with Shay Bertola and his pal Jed. I did go over a bump and the nose of my saddle tipped up about 20 degrees. That […]

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  • 07.21.09


    Type: Bike Distance: 30.46 miles Time: 1:37 Average pace: 19.24 mph Average Heart Rate: 142 bpm Good ride this morning with Shay. His knee started to hurt him after about 15 miles, so we slowed down a touch. I dropped him off at home after […]

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  • 07.20.09


    Type: Bike Distance: 20.17 miles Time: 1:02 Average mph: 19.51 Average Heart Rate: 143 bpm Got up really late and rode anyways. The alarm went off and there weren’t any issues getting out of bed, I just piddled around the house for a while and […]

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  • 07.17.09


    Type: Bike Distance: 40.25 miles Time: 1:55 Average mph: 21.00 mph Average Heart Rate: 148 bpm Finally! I averaged over 21.0 mph for an extended ride! The stars just aligned and I really pushed the pace, expecially on the second half. I think at the […]

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