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Getting out of Dodge



Jumping in the WayWayBack Machine, I first started coming to Tucson, Arizona in the winter of the early 2000s. I did a J(anuary)-term at the UofA where my brother Robbie had just […]

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354 Days and Counting



Thanksgiving was of course last month, but with the end of the year looming large, there is a bountifully┬álong list of things for which I’m thankful.┬áRetirement from the WorldTour, moving across the […]

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Make Good Decisions



The bike in the foreground does not have a kickstand, unfortunately. But it is a Cannondale and is a mighty fast steed, once raced in the ProTour, in fact, so we’ll let […]

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Applying the Stoke to Cycling Since 2006



In the strange stratosphere in which cyclists dwell, it’s critical to focus on the macro. The 30,000 foot life view leaves one paying strict attention to how he or she is eating, […]

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4:30pm Dinners are My New Jam



I’m often asked how it feels to be retired. For full disclosure, cycling contracts run the calendar year, January 1 — December 31, so I’m technically still employed as a professional cyclist […]

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Not That I Recommend Everyone Retires Immediately, But…



Cycling is a sport based on rote repetition. Pedal stroke after pedal stroke, hour after hour, day after day, year after year, a career in the sport of cycling isn’t a mistake […]

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Ketchup Effect



I learned that term today from my Norwegian teammate, Kristoffer Skjerping. Another teammate of ours here at Tour of Alberta, Tom Jelte Slagter, is experiencing the Ketchup Effect right now with two […]

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Tour of Alberta



Stage 3: A win. Best Canadian rider. Points jersey. Most Aggressive rider. Good stuff boys, good stuff.   It did take a bit of mental fortitude to make it the 183km from […]

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