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Buon giorno, signor Basso

June 8, 2010

I was on a solo breakaway suicide mission and didn’t care. I was maybe 2 minutes off the front of a twelve man chase group on the final day of our 2010 Monster Climbs trip to the high Sierras. There was really no reason for me to be out front, I was having a terrible […]

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I dig Twitter

April 12, 2009

Arlyn digs Twitter, but maybe not why you think.

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I Love a Good Bike Race

February 24, 2009

Last Sunday, I was lucky enough to watch the Stage 8 of the Tour of California as they raced over Palomar Mountain, here in San Diego. Levi, on Jens Voigt’s wheel, being LeviSTRONG. We rode up Palomar the morning of and reveled in the spectacle that is a bike race. There was the Pope, the […]

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Poor David Millar

May 15, 2008

Imagine for a moment that you’re a pro-cyclist racing in the Giro d’Italia. You’ve spent the entire day (100+ miles) in a 5-man breakaway. It’s the last kilometer of the race and it looks like you’ve got the best legs. Then your chain breaks. Poor David Millar.

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Going pink

May 9, 2008

This Saturday begins the first of cycling’s three annual Grand Tours, the Giro d’Italia or (la Corsa Rosa). 198 riders will start a 23-day epic loop around Italy that includes 4 time-trials (1 mountain, 1 team) and 4 mountain stages with 3 mountain top finishes. Back this year is the Passo Gavia as the highest […]

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