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Winning the Fight Against Prostate Cancer

Hugh T prostate cancer

This past year has been a challenging one that has given me strength and focus that I didn’t know I possessed.  I was diagnosed with prostate cancer 5 months ago. Like many, it was a shock and I didn’t know what to do when I received the diagnosis. The urologist who conducted the biopsy recommended that I have the prostate removed right away.   I sought the advice from another urologist who looked at the biopsy report and recommended that I go on active surveillance. Active surveillance can be defined in three ways:   1.) Checking the PSA (prostate specific...

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The Ever-Changing Bike Business

Hugh T

The Ever-Changing Bike Business

I recently read an article on Velo News in reference to Canyon Cycles coming to the US. I paused after I read it and thought the whole story is not being told. I have been involved in the cycling industry both as a rider as well as a business owner. In fact, I gave up my profession in the early 90’s to start my own company Toga Wear manufacturer of downhill specific clothing.     It didn’t take long to figure out that if I wanted to be relevant in the biking business,I had to circumvent the distributors as well...

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Smoke and Mirrors-A Tale of the Mountain Bike Sales Strategy

Hugh T cannondale cycling mountain bike mountain bike sales mtb specialized trek

Trek is going viral…Smoke and mirrors yea! I said it. Ironic the big three of the bike world just like the car companies couldn’t care less about the consumers; bottom line is what matters the most to them. Having been in the MTB industry practically since its inception, I’ve seen the consumers, bike shops and innovators such as John Parker (Yeti) Doug Bradburry (Manitou) John Grafton get mowed over. One of our 3 time Tour De France champion and great ambassadors of our sport Greg LeMond wasn’t sparred from the sport while Lance Armstrong was taking Trek to the mountain...

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The 2015 Tour de France

Hugh T

After the attrition of last year’s tour and the dominance of Vincenzo Nibali the anticipation of an exciting 2015 was intense. The 2014 Vuelta was a precursor of possible things to come between Alberto Contador and Christopher Froome. The only wild card was Nairo Quintana no one really knew the kind of challenge he would represent to all the top contenders. All the players showed, unfortunately the Grand Show we were all waiting for never materialized. Froome established and imposed his dominance on Stage 10 on the assault of the summit Pierre St Martin and never looked back. The tour...

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Le Tour de France

Lori T

It's July and summer is in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere. Vacations, swimming, barbequing, and yard work fill our free time.  And if you’re in our home, it’s all of the above AND Le Tour de France.  The voices of the commentators (often in French from the French broadcast) and the sounds of yelling crowds resonate through our house.  My husband sits quietly watching and almost seems to study the strategy of each cyclist and team.  He calls for me to watch with him when the cyclists go through the beautiful historic villages.  The townspeople are all out in...

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