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30
June

100,000!!!

Written by Mike. No comments Posted in: Cycling

I have been an avid cyclist since 1989 or thereabouts. However, it wasn’t until 1997 that I began logging my cycling in an Access database I developed as a means of self learning Access. Over the years, the database has grown and accommodated new items (Loseit! data), but I have used it consistently to log […]

30
August

What a week!

Written by Mike. No comments Posted in: Cycling

I don’t usually like to toot my own horn, but after this past week, I will. Last Sunday I rode around West Maui – 60 miles of up and down on roads carved into the  side of mountains – about 4000 feet of climbing.  I’ve done it before, but it was fun to do again.  […]

02
October

Go Floyd Go!!

Written by Mike. No comments Posted in: Cycling

That’s what I screamed (to myself, at least) during the famous/imfamous Stage 17 of the 2006 Tour de France when Floyd took back most of the time he lost the prior day and reinjected himself back into the GC hunt. I am screaming the same thing now that Floyd has taken his case out of […]

23
October

What Happens Next?

Written by Mike. No comments Posted in: Cycling

Floyd Landis has lost his arbitration hearing and been found guilty of doping. I would, in particular, direct you to the very interesting analysis done at Trust but Verify. Check out the “Our Appeal Brief” and Hue’s Review. Excellent reading!! A read of the arbitrators opinion and dissenting opinion is very instructive. Significant mental and […]

01
September

Bonnie D at ESPN is reporting the the Floyd Landis affair arbitration panel will meet this month with their WADA approved technical expert, and will then close the hearing. The rules provide for 10 days to issue their ruling after the hearing is closed. Is this really going to happen? Who knows? This whole affair […]

05
July

So tomorrow we find out!

Written by Mike. No comments Posted in: Cycling

CyclingNews.com (a daily must read site) is reporting that the USADA will report its verdict on the Floyd Landis matter tomorrow, the eve of the start of the 2007 Tour de France. After following the hearing very closely on Trust but Verify (another daily must read site), and having read Floyd’s book, I am inclined […]

That’s how Floyd Landis signed an open letter to Phonak on his blog at his website.  A very classy letter which can be found here.  I hope he is being truthful and is eventually exonerated and declared the true champion. In the interim, we have name calling, conviction in the press, uncertainty, etc.  Overall it […]

06
August

So what are we to think now?

Written by Mike. No comments Posted in: Cycling

With yesterday’s confirmation of the adverse finding in Floyd Landis’ B sample, Floyd was fired by Phonak and the matter truned over to USA Cycling for disciplinary actions. Floyd continues to protest his innocence and will appeal, which will leave the winner of the 2006 Tour in limbo for likely 4-6 months. So what are […]

27
July

Say it ain’t so, Floyd!

Written by Mike. No comments Posted in: Cycling

The latest news from France is that recently crowned TdF champ Floyd Landis’ blood tests after last Thursday’s Stage 17 reflected an adverse finding related to testosterone.  His B sample will be tested within the next week or so to confirm this finding.  Floyd has denied taking testosterone and asked his B sample be tested. From what I […]

21
July

The end of an era

Written by Mike. No comments Posted in: Cycling, Political

For many years (at least since I started cycling), Preston road and SR1461 in Prosper have been great roads to ride a bicycle on.  I can remember riding from my house in Richardson south on Greenville to Walnut Hill then west to Preston then north 30 miles up the 2 lane road thru Frisco all […]

20
July

Who’s got Panache now???

Written by Mike. No comments Posted in: Cycling

This morning I was updating my lovely and vivacious wife Jenny on Floyd Landis’ incredible blow-up on the road to La Toussuire and I told her Floyd lost the Tour yesterday.  Was I wrong as hell or what? There is nothing other then EPIC to describe Floyd’s ride today to Morzine.  He took off on […]

19
July

What a day!

Written by Mike. No comments Posted in: Cycling

Although I couldn’t watch the Tour live, I followed closely via the TdF webiste and cyclingnews.com.  It was an incredible day!  I feel bad for Floyd, but when you have just one bad day in the Tour, it can be disastrous.  Ask Alex Zuelle or Jan Ullrich. Who do you pick now?  Can Periero wear the maillot […]

14
July

Floyd & Levi

Written by Mike. No comments Posted in: Cycling

Floyd Looked very strong yesterday, as did Levi Leipheimer.  I am sure that Levi is just kicking himself for such a poor time trial on Saturday.  With just a decent performance in the TT, Levi would be in a podium position right now. I am still very confused by the timing of Floyd’s hip replacement […]

04
July

The Tour

Written by Mike. No comments Posted in: Cycling

There were many who thought the Tour would only be a shadow of itself with the DQ of Ullrich, Basso, Mancebo, Vino, etc.  I disagree.  I think it has made for a wide-open event with significantly more riders having opportunities for glory. There is talk of an All-American podium with George, Levi and Floyd (from more than […]