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Hincapie Party

ROAD Magazine as been to its share of after-parties. Usually, they are a rather dry affair with riders checking their watches and thinking about returning to their hotel rooms. Not the case at the Hincapie party, were several hundred people were in attendance. With the smell of Asian food wafting throughout the Hincapie building, it […]

The people that you meet in the neighborhood

Saturday is a bit of a “for rest day” before Sunday’s main event so we decided to walk around downtown Greenville. The Palmetto Peloton ride had just ended and the street was filled with recreational cyclists. Among those cyclists was Saul Raisin. We briefly chatted to him. He’d just got done doing two laps of […]

Power of the beard

We saw David Z a couple of hours before the time trial and he was his usual non sequitur self, throwing out quotes from where I don’t know. When I asked where that quote he just dramatically told us was from, his reply, “Am I the only one who knows pop-culture?” Sometimes Dave you are. […]

Day one at USPRO

Tim and I are in Greenville, South Carolina for the USPRO time trial and road race. For anyone who hasn’t visited Greenville, it really is a hidden gem and I can see why George Hincapie as well as Craig Lewis call this city home. Greenville is located at the base of some mountainous roads that […]

On the road again

I thought blogging on the road would be easy. Instead it was a chore. When we were at the Tour of Utah, finding a cafe with internet was a challenge. Then when I could bogart wi-fi I had to spend the time on it working instead of blogging. C’est la vie. Overall the Tour of […]

I have a dream…

The idea to do a special commemorative Tour of California issue/book came to us at lunch. I think it was Mexican food. First, we thought we’d do 20 pages on the stage race. But then we decided to do a whole issue to the Tour. Why not? It was in our backyard, major European, as […]

Lets get the facts straight!

I’m a night-owl and like to sleep in late. This past Thursday, 7:00 a.m., I was awakened by a phone call from my publisher. As a rule I don’t answer my publisher’s calls and let them go to voice mail. “Neil, wake up! They found Floyd positive. Find out what’s going on and call me […]

It’s July so I must be in Canada

Stating the obvious, July is a busy month for the bike world. There is this big bike race going on in Europe, I’m sure you’ve heard of it, and bike companies are busy getting their catalogs and ready for the year 2007. For H3 Publications this is the month that we invite the bike industry […]

My White Whale

Training at El Dorado Park, Long Beach Call me Neil Fitness is like Captain Ahab’s White Whale. Like Ahab, I’ve chased the White Whale, thinking it was just around the corner. To quote Captain Ahab, “I’ll follow him around the Horn, and around the Norway maelstrom, and around perdition’s flames before I give him up.” […]

Riding the stones of Paris-Roubaix

We drove for about an hour to where we were going to start our ride on the cobbles. Previously, we were scheduled to ride the Paris-Roubaix Randoneer ride, but smarter heads prevailed. Specialized realized that if they threw a bunch of editors onto the course, with about 4000 other riders, there would be mayhem. The […]