Today, I listened to Dave's latest FredCast and the Rogue Mechanic.
Dave has been covering the Amgen Tour of California, even scoring a ride in a team car during yesterday's Time Trial in Solvang, California. He starts the FredCast with discussion about the power play between the UCI and the Grand Tour people. He then talks with author David Shields about his book The Race: A Novel of Grit, Tactics, and the Tour de France.
FredCast kind of scooped me in this podcast and the last -- I've been trying to arrange an interview with Saul Raisin for Cyclelicious. If you aren't aware of his story, Raisin crashed last April and fell into a coma. After he came out of the coma, he's been having to go through therapy. Raisin started riding (but not competing) again just this last month, riding the route of the Tour of California before each stage.
Dave Shields is writing Saul Raisin's story. The tidbits I know are already amazing; I plan to buy and read the book immediately after it comes out this September.
Rogue MechanicIn VeloNews an issue or two back, Litespeed included some stickers with "Carbo-Camoflauge technology cleverly disguises your genuine titanium Litespeed as a run-of-the-mill carbon fiber bike, virtually guaranteeing that you can ride completely unnoticed by anyone." (Har har har). John -- the Rogue Mechanic -- confesses he doesn't "get" Litespeed's anonymity kit promo. He also talks about potential service issues with Campy's new Ultra Torque Crankset, and offers to help customers out with SRAM's recall of their Force brakes.
The secret to my chili? Use fresh Jalapeno peppers (for the flavor, not the heat) and real steak, not hamburger meat.