The Butterfly Effect

I’m not much of a bike race watcher. I won’t sit through hours of a live race on TV. But I really have come to enjoy highlights of races with commentary by someone knowledgeable about the sport who can bring some humor, personal experience and solid insight to a race or race stage.

Chris Horner may be a name you recognize as a popular and successful all-around road racer. He won the Vuelta a España in 2013 at the age of 41, the oldest winner of any of cycling’s grand tours.  He had lots of overall success between 1995 until a few years ago and, by the way, happens to live in Bend, Oregon.

He’s now hosting a YouTube show called The Butterfly Effect. That term is “the phenomenon whereby a minute localized change in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere.” Chris isn’t afraid of explaining how one team member’s actions impact the rest of the team and their results in the race.  A favorite characterization is “knucklehead.”

If you enjoy more of the team play, strategies and personalities of road racing, you will probably enjoy listening to him.

Here are some of the comments:

1. who me

    2 weeks ago

    Finally, honesty in sports. Been waiting for an analyst who doesn’t care of he leaves people butt hurt.

2. Tim Sleppy

    2 weeks ago

    I’m new to the sport of bicycle racing and Chris Horner explains so much of the race within the race. I really enjoy his analysis.

3. Tomy Boy

    2 weeks ago

    Chris you are on fire. I can imagine you probably want to snap TV in half watching this today… knuckleheads…😂

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