Author: Peter

Personal trainer specializing in functional strength and weight loss, serving northern NJ. Husband, father, cross-country ski racer, trail runner, road rider, writer, gardener.

RadioShack Nissan Trek Salary Problems Go Public

Team RadioShack Nissan Trek’s financial challenges became more public today as spokesman Carlo Rock acknowledged that star riders had gone unpaid. A story coming out of German sports press today suggests that RNT owes Andy and Frank Schleck USD $611,000.…

Sixten Jernberg, Swedish Ski Legend, Dies at 83

Sixten Jernberg, multiple Olympic and World Championship medalist, died Saturday after a long battle with cancer.  He was 83. In ten years, Jernberg won four Olympic and four World Championship gold medals.  In twelve starts over three Winter Olympics, he…

Unpaid RadioShack Nissan Trek Riders Identified

The unpaid riders on RadioShack Nissan Trek, previously anonymous, aren’t domestiques doing the grunt work of shepherding their stars safely through mountain passes and sprint finishes.  It’s the stars: according to Süddeutsche.de, Fabian Cancellara and Frank and Andy Schleck, have been going unpaid…

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Hands Down Lifetime Bans

In a press release yesterday, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) gave lifetime bands to three of the conspirators named with in the former U.S. Postal Service doping conspiracy last  month.  Dr. Michele Ferrari, Dr. Luis Garcia del Moral and Jose “Pepe”…

Three Rivers Trail Canoe Expedition

Finished with school for this term, I wanted a change of pace.  So when my friend Barclay pitched a canoe expedition on the Three Rivers Trail, I bagged the planned roller ski interval workout. As much as I love being outdoors,…

Lance Armstrong Charged with Doping

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) formally charged Lance Armstrong yesterday with doping in an ongoing program running over several years.  A letter sent by  USADA to Armstrong and several others was described in an article published by the Washington Post.…