Musings from a former professional team bicycle mechanic. John Sessa is a USA Cycling-certified mechanic with 15 years experience with professional racing teams.
He has worked for teams including Mercury, fakta, Rock Racing, Jelly Belly presented by Kenda and Team Type 1. He has extensive experience building bicycles, diagnosing problems and putting riders on the road to victory.
Operating as usual
cyclingnews.com Our highlights from each year since Cyclingnews' inception in 1995
cyclingtips.com Seven-time Grand Tour winner, Alberto Contador, has set a new Everesting record in a time of 7 hours, 27 minutes and 20 seconds. The record, set on
cyclingnews.com Four-time Tour de France winner to leave at the end of 2020 after contract not extended
Love this guy.
velonews.com Four years after an agriculture accident nearly took his life, Brit Sean Yates lives a rustic lifestyle without electricity or running water in the Spanish countryside.
Pour one for Shimano.
shimano.com OSAKA, JAPAN July 6, 2020 - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our Chairman Emeritus and former Chairman Yoshizo Shimano. Yoshizo died of chronic heart failure at the age of 85 on July 3, 2020.The contributions he made to Shimano's business cannot be measured and his impact....
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The Kokopelli Trail is usually a 3-day feat from Moab, UT to Loma, CO. Lachlan Morton finished it in one and on his terms: pushing the limits on his bike wit...
May have posted this the first time around.
stickybottle.com Chris Hoy was a legend in Lycra and now has his own cycling clothing and bike brands. But he has a no-nonsense approach to MAMILs - middle aged men in Lycra
Professional cyclists have their bikes set up on the extreme end of the spectrum where speed and comfort meet, balancing aerodynamics and the ability to ride...
velonews.com Australian rider confirmed by Everesting overseers to have bettered Keegan Swenson's time by over 10 minutes.
velonews.com During the Tour de France 25 years ago, pro cycling missed an important early warning signal about the escalating impact of EPO on the peloton.
forbes.com In the new coalition government, Eamon Ryan could become deputy prime minister —Tánaiste—the first former bike shop owner elevated to such a national leadership role.
Wow! Another great ride!
sbs.com.au Australian pro cyclist Lachlan Morton now holds the world record in Everesting after covering the required 8,848m of altitude in 7 hours, 32 minutes, 54 seconds.
cyclingtips.com Last week was a big week for Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the president of Turkmenistan. The former dentist had a packed schedule of days full of adoration from his constituents, and rousing parades along the highways of the glitteringly white, eerily quiet capital city of Ashkabat. These long days of...
Justin Williams, No. 9.🙌
cyclingnews.com The riders, managers, agents, and stakeholders who pull the strings of the sport
It is the World Bicycle Day today.
One of the legends in pro cycling, Eddy Merckx has once said.
"Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride."
A good word for today. So even if it is just a trip around the block, let us all get on our bikes today.
Learn More: More trips by bike make for a better world. Replace one car trip each week with a bike trip, and tag a photo of your ride with #GoByBike to inspi...
tampabay.com Evidence: The low ratings and buzz for the two-part documentary on the disgraced cycling champion. The second part airs Sunday night.
Still have mixed feelings about my time with the team. Tour Qinghai Lake was definitely a high point.
cyclingnews.com Michael Ball's edgy team shook up the cycling world but burnt out fast
cyclingnews.com The lay of the land in 1995 and how one man changed cycling reporting forever
A good read. I enjoyed the brief time together at Jelly Belly. What a shame that he had this terrible accident.
pressreader.com The 201o Giro KoM winner talks about the hit-and-run that almost killed him
cyclingnews.com Disgraced Texan admits he first doped when he was 21 and a neo-pro
It’s not every day you see a mantis riding a bike 🚲
imbikemag.com Worth watching again and again... Primoz Ravnik decided it would be cool to ride down a dam wall and film it from loads of angles, 'cos why not?! He wouldn't want to get this wrong - imagine the gravel rash after a 60m slide and burn! An oldy but a goody.
yahoo.com Can't travel? Take a different kind of trip
bbc.com Keirin racing in Japan is a big business that is rich in traditions too. Its intriguing world says a lot about our Olympics hosts.
It's official! August start date.
letour.fr Following the President’s address on Monday evening, where large-scale events were banned in France until mid-July as a part of the fight against the spread o
The backwards brain bicycle.
cyclingtips.com Spanish newspaper Marca reports that revised dates have been set for this season's three Grand Tours. According to the daily sports paper, race organisers are planning for the Tour de France to be moved to August 2-25 (from June 27-July 19), the Vuelta a Espana to be shifted back from August to Sept...
DeGendt gets cheeky.
cyclingnews.com Belgian pulled from Zwift race this week for going too fast
Enough trainer time!
cyclingnews.com Bahrain McLaren rider jokingly vents his anger about cycling lockdown
cyclingnews.com 'It's madness, there are too many risks' says Douillet
The Zwift police.
cyclingnews.com 'I just did the numbers that I more or less push in a race'
cyclingnews.com From sick puppies to missing twins
To pass the time.
cyclingnews.com CCC Team rider balances seven toilet rolls on back in 'toileTTpaperchallenge'
John Sessa is a USA Cycling-certified mechanic with 15+ years experience with professional racing teams. He has worked for teams including Mercury, Fakta, Rock Racing, Jelly Belly, Team Type 1 and Amore & Vita. Now he is busy helping raise two boys and working to book cycling trips in France and beyond.
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