The Tao of Michael Barry

Michael BarryFor those of you who don’t already know, Michael Barry is a top level pro cyclist currently riding for Team Columbia, and formerly for the US Postal juggernaut.  He writes an occasional rider diary for VeloNews that continues to impress me.

In his latest installment, he extolls the unusual talent and maturity that his young teammate, Craig Lewis shows.  My pessimistic side keeps waiting for one of those “it was tough but we somehow managed, it’s so crazy!” rider tomes that are so much cage liner.  Well, it never happens – this guy has a gift for good writing.  He even wrote a book.

His ability to leave it all on the road, turn himself inside out so that his team can prevail – is well documented.  It’s his skills at painting a picture with words I think will perhaps be a greater testament to his career.

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