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Book (15)

The Renegade: Chapter 1

October 9, 2019

People say you see images rush in front of your eyes the moment before you die, images from the past like riding in the trunk of your dad’s truck to a camping ground or a cherry ice cream you had l...

The Renegade: Chapter 10

February 20, 2020

Basking in the sun and clicking easy miles in Crimea, I heard that the elite national team had drafted me in. In three weeks’ time, I would be riding next to the giants of Soviet cycling. This was ...

The Renegade: Chapter 11

February 21, 2020

Not going to Coors Classic knocked the will to race out of me. This cycling thing, cut the crap and hit the slide. First, driving with Bogdan around Kiev and now this.

The Renegade: Chapter 12

February 22, 2020

Bag zipped and slung over the shoulder, I slammed the door, walked out of my room and headed toward Krasnoarmeyskaya street to catch a taxi to the airport. One was rattling down the cobbles coming ...

The Renegade: Chapter 13

February 23, 2020

My plane landed in Kiev late afternoon the next day. No one heard from me for six days. If I’d gone missing for a day between training camps and races, I could get away with it. Six days, not a cha...

The Renegade: Chapter 14

February 24, 2020

Zyama pulled out his military ID, stuck it in the guard’s face and ordered to open the door.

The Renegade: Chapter 15

February 25, 2020

We clocked nine thousand kilometers in eight weeks in Tajikistan. Terskol’s fat had melted away, the legs returned. Gusyatnikov, CSKA’s head coach, has been patting me on the back after rides every...

The Renegade: Chapter 2

October 10, 2019

Titan has changed. Three guys from the original 1982-83 intake beefed up with a bunch of twenty-year-old pups.

The Renegade: Chapter 3

October 11, 2019

Not everyone stutters the same way.

The Renegade: Chapter 4

October 20, 2019

Tell the man on the street God is dead. Tell him the utopia everyone believes in, the world to come, people who walk the earth today will see it in twenty years. We’re that close. One last push. Pr...

The Renegade: Chapter 5

October 26, 2019

Trumheller offered me to ride in his car on the way back from the Maykop race. A three-hundred-kilometer trip in his red Lada instead of eight hours on a bus with the rest of the team.

The Renegade: Chapter 6

October 29, 2019

The road to the top of the Soviet cycling pyramid turned out to be littered with potholes. At first, nothing seemed too complicated about it. Win or finish on a podium at the Russian state champion...

The Renegade: Chapter 7

February 17, 2020

By the end of the season, I settled into the team and roomed with a guy who loved AC/DC as much as I did.

The Renegade: Chapter 8

February 18, 2020

Anton was on a commuter train to Moscow when we touched down in Sheremetyevo airport from Paris. The cloned housing estates rushed in the opposite direction outside the train window. He turned his ...

The Renegade: Chapter 9

February 19, 2020

We drove toward Kreshchatyk, down the Vladimirsky Descent, past the Pochtovaya Square, and came to Podol’s narrow streets.

Cycling (2)

A Case Against TT Road Bikes

October 10, 2019

The Rise of the Machines

Unwritten Rules of Cycling

December 30, 2019

In Soviet Union, unwritten rules of the peloton was law.

Open Source Software (1)

Did Anybody Use Your Computer?

October 19, 2019

Don’t know if this is possible on Windows or iOS but on Linux you can see if someone used your computer without your knowledge.