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Friday, January 29, 2010

Contador says he's better

Alberto Contador told a Spanish newspaper that he hadn't reached his peak implying he will be better,  Bruyneel says Lance is stronger...this July should be a great TDF as these two settle it on the road. Look for Lance to try & shove Contador in a ditch during the TDF.

Contador says he's better

Friday, January 22, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Shack

Team Radio Shack's Web page is now officially up and running.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


This is a test of the Twitter feed.

Now back to your regularly scheduled time-wasting.

The Tour trip, then and now

How time flies.

When I went in 2003, the cost of the 10-day Paris-to-Marseilles trip was about $3K with Custom Getaways. Now, because it is the "official U.S. Tour travel company," the cost for the 10-day trip is ... $9K. (Of course, they are probably staying in better hotels and have helicopter transfers.)

But here's the thing: Those people who shell out the $9K won't have as much fun as we did.

Florida Racing Magazine

The latest issue of Florida Racing Magazine is on line.

Inside check out Gourmet Travel for TourDe France tour packages - I like the Alps venture, climb Apl Duez and there is the tour "from Pyrenees to Paris" - climb Tourmalet!

Check out the ad for Tour of Bahamas - sounds warm, I'm all for warm.

If you ride with your wife, don't miss the article "riding with your wife, universal truths." (Applies to your girlfriend, boyfriend, etc)


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just chiming in

Peter mentioned the new Velonews bike issue recently. What he didn't mention was the world's most expensive bike is featured inside.
But don't look for it at any of the classics or Tours. It's a track bike. And it goes for a measly $114,865.
Open Road has several, one is sure to fit you perfectly. Ask Scott about his EZ Lay-a-way plan.

We're not alone!!

Contador: Cold weather hampering training

MADRID (AP) -- Tour de France champion Alberto Contador says the unusually cold weather in Europe is hampering his preseason training plans.

The Astana rider said Tuesday his training so far has been "difficult to sort out."

"The winter we've been having in Europe this year - and especially in my area - I can't remember one as bad as this one," Contador said of his hometown Pinto, which is south of Madrid and been hit by freezing temperatures and snow.

But the Spanish rider still feels he's in good shape going into Astana's 10-day preseason training camp Thursday at Calpe, Spain.

The 2007 and 2009 Tour de France champion will start his season at the Tour of Algarve in Portugal in mid-February, but doesn't believe he'll win that race because of the lack of training.

"This year, I don't think I'll arrive there at the same level as last year," Contador said. "But it will be a good warm-up for the rest of the races."

Contador expects to compete in Paris-Nice in March and perhaps the Tour of Catalonia and Tour of the Basque Country. He has not ruled out the Giro d'Italia or Spanish Vuelta, but said his priority is the Tour de France.

Contador said Astana has built a good team around him since the departure of Lance Armstrong and Levi Leipheimer.

"We've managed to put together a pretty competitive team that is quite complete, one that is at the level that the Tour requires," he said.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Hello again

OK, so Peter wants to revive the A Team site.

Fine by me.

Here's a goody to get us going.