Most of the year, the PEZ crew is outside on the roadside chasing cycling's best. Every once in awhile, however, we get a day pass, and we get to go inside. Let's take a closer look at the amusing, fantastic spectacle that was the 2013 Giro Presentation.
Roadside Report: We arrived in Europe the day before the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad - the first major classic of the Classics season. Two months later, we were there for one last big day out to draw the Spring Classics season to a close: Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Let's take a look back at the day that was.
Roadside Report: While Richard was enjoying an amazing day with VeloClassic Tours, Ashley and Jered were on their bikes in search of as many photo locations as possible in the finale of Sunday's Ronde van Vlaanderen. They managed twelve. Let's take a photo look back at their day...
Roadside: When I left off in Part One, the break was in its death throes, the field was lined out following the Knokteberg, and the day's first major berg, the Oude Kwaremont, was next on the misery list with just under 90 kilometers remaining until someone's childhood dream would be fulfilled in front of thousands in Meerbeke.
Roadside Report: For the second time in three days, we were spoiled with a race in our backyard. So after a morning of work and relaxing, we got our kits on, shouldered our backpacks, and headed into the Vlaamse Ardennen to enjoy an incredible afternoon of bike racing.
Roadside: All eyes have rightly been focused on Italy this week, but in between yesterday's fantastic race and tomorrow's Roadside report from Ale, we'll take a quick trip back to Belgium for a little photo essay of a classic midweek race in Belgium - the Nokere Koerse.
Best of PEZ: If you ever get the chance to chase one of the spring's Monuments - whether it be Italy's Milano-Sanremo, Flanders's Ronde van Vlaanderen, France’s, scratch that, Flanders's Paris-Roubaix, or Wallonia's Liege-Bastogne-Liege - do yourself a favor: find a person who lives for that race, a person that looks forward to the next edition of the race the minute it ends each year. The opportunity to be taken behind the scenes and shown the race from the eyes of a local will change how you…
Generally, the word stereotype conjures up negative images. Fair enough, but on the flip side, there are those happy stereotypes - like the Italian grandmother for instance (or German, American, whatever) - here, eat more, you're all skin and bones - have some more sugary deliciousness. It's the stereotype we all love to roll our eyes to, but on a hot Sunday in July, it was the stereotype that saved the day.
Riding a bike in New Orleans is like nothing else I've ever experienced. I was prepared for the worst, instead, I found something amazing. I hear your incredulous cry: New Orleans?! Yes, New Orleans. I'm not advocating making New Orleans the venue for your next training camp, but I am proposing that if you ever get a chance to get down to the Crescent City - bring your bike - and enjoy.