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I guess having your sport covered in the NYT means you've made it. Big time.

Blood, Muddy Courses and Air Horns

Published: November 12, 2008
Overnight, Centennial Park in Toronto turned into a maze of caution tape, orange pylons and wooden planks. As the sun grew higher in the sky, burning off the morning frost, cyclists began circling the park, riding through the maze, which was their course, and jumping the planks, like runners flying over hurdles in a steeplechase. They ran up the hills with their bikes on their shoulders, and maneuvered them cautiously yet quickly through the technical sections of wet grass, rooted woods and mud. For an hour they raced, sweating and panting, going as fast as possible without, almost inevitably, crashing.

Continue reading the NYT article here....

Reader Comments (4)

yea...the 2nd dude is a pic from a race in Minnesota last weekend at the velodrome

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJared Roy

Interesting by-line, is the Michael Barry who wrote the article the same as the Team Columbia Michael Barry. I couldn't figure that out.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRacing Green

Same Michael Barry - see the note at the end of the article. "Michael Barry is a professional cyclist and the author of “Inside the Postal Bus: My Ride With Lance Armstrong and the U.S. Postal Cycling Team.”

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Barry is setting up a nice little retirement gig for himself. Writing for the NYT? Professional cyclist? Looks very good on sports journalist's resume.

November 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter-p

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