Jen See

  • joined May 09, 2008
  • last login Jul 04, 2014
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Jen See, freelance writer.

Likes: Espresso ristretto, Blue bikes, Clean swells, A long ride on a hot summer day.

Dislikes: Spelling, Heatwaves, Deadlines.

Come Twitter with me! @_Gavia_

Words and Pictures:

I'm the former co-editor of this fine establishment. My writing appears at Adventure Journal, Bicycling, Cyclingnews, Cycling Illustrated, Mountain Flyer Magazine, The Toast, and VeloNews.

I also have a PhD, but that's not really relevant.

User Blog

Story to share, because I think you might like it.

Hi! (waving) I don't share everything I publish here, because y'all would get tired of it. And really, if you want to read everything ever, you are smart people and can figure out how to do...


Gav here, stopping by with an interview

Hi (waving) Gav here. Just stopping by to share this interview I did with Moreno Moser. Because I totally thought of the Cafe when I was doing it. I mean, he's Italian. And a young rider....

Vélo, by Paul Fournel

Vélo collects a series of essays by French writer Paul Fournel. It's lovely.

Gavia Goes to Vegas for Interbike


I went to Las Vegas for Interbike. Here is a story about it. Sometimes I write like a journalist, sometimes I don't. This time, I didn't.

Friday Open Thread!

Happy Friday! And, ten things to love about cycling.

Five Cool Things About the USA Pro Challenge

Christian Vande Velde of Garmin-Sharp won the overall at Colorado's USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Here are Five Memorable Things about the USA Pro Challenge.

USADA Confirms Lifetime Ban for Armstrong

The U.S. Anti-doping agency confirmed on Friday that Lance Armstrong has received a lifetime ban from competition. Armstrong will also lose all his cycling results from 1 August 1998, according to...

AP Reports Armstrong Will Not Fight USADA Charges

The Associated Press reports that Lance Armstrong will not contest the doping charges levelled against him by the USADA. Consequently, he is expected to lose his seven titles and receive a lifetime...

Joe Dombrowski Interview: Going Uphill Fast

Joe Dombrowski of Bontrager-Livestrong is fast becoming one of the top young climbers in cycling. Jen See talks to him for Podium Cafe about his career so far and where he's headed.

USA Pro Challenge Preview: Climbers Party in Colorado

The USA Pro Challenge begins on Monday in Durango, Colorado. The races over several of Colorado's highest altitude passes and finishes in Denver with a time trial.

Analysis: Vaughters Admits to Doping, Calls for Better Testing

Jonathan Vaughters admits in an editorial for the New York Times that he doping during a career. He calls for better testing in order protect future athletes from the choice he faced and the...

Tour de France Stage 19 Preview: Final Time Trial


The Tour de France has nearly reached Paris. Can you believe it? Three weeks, they've flown by so fast. But the race is not done yet. Still, the riders face 53 kilometers of racing against the...

Tour de France Stage 18 Preview: Breakaway Looks Likely


Almost to Paris now, the Tour de France runs from Blagnac to Brive-la-Gaillarde on Thursday. A breakaway winner looks likely.

Tour de France Stage 17 Preview: Last Chance for the Climbers


The Tour de France races its final mountain stage on Thursday between Bagnères-de-Luchon and Peyregudes.

Tour de France Stage 16 Preview: Into the Pyrénées


The Tour de France heads into the Pyrénées with this stage 16 from Pau to Bagnères-de-Luchon.

AP Reports Fränk Schleck Doping Positive at Tour de France


The AP reports that Fränk Schleck has tested positive for a banned diuretic, xipamide, at the Tour de France.

Tour de France Stage 15 Preview: Sprinty with a Chance of Breakaway


Monday's Tour de France stage runs from Samatan to Pau. It looks good for the sprinters, but a breakaway could spoil their fun.

Tour de France Stage 13 Preview: Bastille Day Sprint


The Tour de France continues on Saturday with this mostly flat stage running from Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Cap d'Agde. It's Bastille Day, the French national holiday, so expect to see lots of...

Friday Open Thread!


Happy Friday from Podium Cafe!

Tour de France Stage 12 Preview: Breakaway Territory


The Tour de France continues on Friday with a long, hilly stage running from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Annonay Davézieux. This is breakaway country.

Tour de France Stage 11 Preview: Another Stalemate in the Alps?


The Tour de France continues on Thursday with its second mountain stage in the Alps. There are four major Alpine passes in this stage, and uphill finish that may tempt someone into making a play...

Tour de France Stage 10 Preview: Opening Day in the Alps


The Tour de France heads to the mountains tomorrow with this tactically tricky stage in the Alps.

Tour de France: Rémy Di Gregorio Held in Doping Inquiry


The French narcotics police have arrested Cofidis rider Rémy Di Gregorio for questioning in connection with a 2011 case involving Astana.

Tour de France Stage 9 Preview: Time Trial Day


On Monday, the Tour de France has its first long time trial of the race. It's a big day for the yellow jersey contenders.

Tour de France Stage 6: Preview: One More for the Sprinters


The Tour de France continues tomorrow with a stage between Épernay and Metz. It should be a day for the sprinters to play.

Tour de France Stage 5 Preview: Not a Hill To Be Seen


Tomorrow the Tour de France runs from Rouen to Saint-Quentin. It's a day for the sprinters.

Video: Peter Sagan Bike Play


Peter Sagan has won two stages so far of the Tour de France. Check out this video of his mad skills on the bike.

Tour de France Stage 4 Preview: Looking Sprinty


The Tour de France runs from Abbeville to Rouen tomorrow and should be a day for the sprinters.

Tour de France Stage 3 Preview: Classics Party


Tomorrow the Tour de France heads from Orchies to Boulogne-sur-Mer. It's a hilly affair and should suit the classic riders like Philippe Gilbert.

Friday Open Thread: Happy Tour de France Eve!


Podium Cafe hosts the Friday Open Thread. Chat it up!

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