Grand Tours vs. Classics

Thanks to the increased US television coverage of cycling events like the Tour de France, (due in no small part to the recent decade-long domination of that event by a certain Texan named Lance Armstrong) more Americans than ever before know at least a little …

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30 Years of Cycling

I recently overheard a friend complaining about how frustrated he was that there wasn’t better coverage of the Giro D’Italia on television in the US.  I agreed, but added the perspective of someone who is simply glad to be able to get any news about …

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Hollywood shoots itself in the foot. Again.

So, pretend you’re a Hollywood studio executive.  You’re trying to prevent your lucrative DVD movie sales business from being overrun by disruptive forces like online piracy, online streaming services like Netflix, and other rental companies. You currently make everyone wait 28 days from the day …

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Quitting coffee

I’ve made the decision to start eating better.  The timing of this decision is coincidental – I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions.  But it’s time to make some refinements to my daily practice in the interest of self preservation.  For the bulk of my …

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PressPausePlay – the Digital Revolution

The term “digital revolution” has been used to describe the phenomenon of how improvements in technology have broken down barriers to entry for all kinds of industries.  This in turn leads to the leaders in those industries losing their advantage, their “special sauce” that previously …

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New commuter bike: a Huffy!

For the past few months, I’ve been keeping an eye out for a new commuter bicycle / winter training bike.  As much as I dislike riding my bike in the crappy Seattle winter weather, I hate being fat and out of shape even more.  And …

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