The Spokesmen #97 – Bikelash!

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4 comments to The Spokesmen #97 – Bikelash!

  • Love the podcast and for a long time now have provided, and will continue to provide, a link to your site from my blog. I have to say though that DL Byron comes over as the most miserable guy, is he ever happy about anything? DL please lighten the fuck up! Go score a happy pill or something please!!!

  • Peter

    I went and read WSJ’s article on Taylor Phinney. I agree that the story sets up an incredibly young and talented rider to his possible future of greatness. However, it did not exaggerate Taylor Phinney’s persona or his accomplishments. It was factual. Actually, I found the story to be heartening. And this is coming from a guy who has been eyeing Phinney as to whether he can fill in some of the big shoes he was born into.

    Why are you guys so negative? I agree with Jason – lighten up.

    Also, the caricature of the greedy and fee-stuffed attorney thang is gettin’ kinda old…don’t you think? We get it, Moss is an attorney, well so are a lot of us….move on.

    Finally, I just want to thank you all fpr the podcasts. I’m certain that it is a great deal of time management and sacrifice from all of you that makes the podcasts happen. Thank you!

  • DonB

    This is not so much a comment on this episode, as a suggested topic for the next. Watching the ATOC stage 2 into Palm Springs, I was genuinely concerned for the safety of the entire peloton. Every rider was collapsing as they crossed the finish line. The heat was insane. They say 111 F. To me that seams too dangerous to have these guys exerting themselves, especially up such a hill.

    I know races are rarely canceled or shortened because of weather, but it does happen. Intense rain or cold has caused races to be shortened or stopped. Heat is at least as dangerous. Heat exhaustion can be very dangerous, even to elite athletes. Indeed, some riders were hospitalized and some did not continue to race the next day due to heat exhaustion and dehydration. Shouldn’t the organizers keep the safety of the riders as a priority?

  • Jason,

    You know we records these before the full coffee fix has been made, right?

    Old guys take a while to get enthusiastic in the morning.

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