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Gino Bartali, A Hero for the Ages

July 22, 2012


It’s fitting that simultaneously with the running of  the 2012 Tour de France, a new book is published detailing the life of Gino Bartali, a two-time Italian winner of the Tour. Bartali won the Tour for the first time in 1938, just prior to Italy’s involvement in World War II.  Shortly after his victory, Mussolini […]

Which Tribe is Yours?

June 17, 2012


Do you belong to “Riders of the Century” or “Those Who Chase Each Other in the Woods?” Are you a “Charity Rider” or one of those “The Mass is Critical” types? Possibly, like me, you belong to more than one tribe. Mike Magnuson, a writer and a blogger for Bicycling magazine has just published a new […]

Bike Writing

April 21, 2012


All of us practice bike riding and many of us appreciate  bike writing, but there are few of us who actually can produce  it. I have some favorite books about biking, such as The Rider, by Tim Krabbé and Bicycle Diaries, by David Byrne (yep, the Talking Heads guy). I also am a subscriber to […]