Favourite Rides: A Snowy Adventure From Boulder to Eldora Ski Station

By Michael Barry A novel adventure turns any ride into a good ride.  Quite often, the greatest rides are when the adventure is shared with others.  The Rocky Mountains outside of Boulder, [...]

Plan de Corones

By Michael Barry Photography by Michael Blann Some moments we remember vividly, as if they are a motion picture unfolding in our memory, others become snap shots, while others become blanks, lost [...]

Feature Interview: Oliver Bertin

Oliver Bertin has been a friend and Mariposa customer for more than 30 years. He’s also an award-winning journalist and editor, who covered the Tour de France in the 1980s. He’s published [...]

Giro d’Italia SRM files.

In the Giro we’ve had easier days, hard days and really tough days. Yet, the toughest days of the race, and perhaps of my career, will come in the next week. Midway through the Giro d’Italia the [...]

Giro d’Italia SRM Files

The course profiles we receive at the beginning of a race are often deceiving. The altimetry can be inaccurate, the maps sketchy and the distance off.  And, we often deceive ourselves and think a [...]

Recovering

I was pedalling at a consistently higher tempo on the stationary trainer but my heart rate was not increasing at the same rate as three weeks before. Tired from one of the toughest races I have [...]

A Trail of Pink Around the Boot

Lying on the hotel room bed with my legs stretched vertically against the wall, I stare at the ceiling. A spring breeze blows through the window cutting the stale odor of the hotel room. Beyond [...]

Giro d'Italia SRM Graphs

The Giro has taken us from the Netherlands to southern Italy. Up north, we battled the wind, fought for position on narrow farm roads, weaved through traffic islands and sprinted out of small [...]

Highs and Lows.

As the peloton of 198 riders crowded around the start line in Amsterdam there was an air of nervousness and excitement. Crowds of people leaned over the steel barriers craning to see the peloton, [...]

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