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Looking for the Phat 411 on happenings in professional cycling? Maybe the inside edge on hockey? How 'bout a dose of intriguing sports stories and trivia bits? You're in the right place.

A new year, a new opportunity to pack as much hygge into your life as possible.

The military invaded sports, and politics invaded my blog (I resisted as long as I could).

Wait - who's accused of riding a bike "in your underwear with a styrofoam cup on your head...."?

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Latest Q&A

Q: How important is massage for recovery?

A: In an interview with NBC analyst Steve Porino, professional cyclist Michael Valgren said the top three priorities are food, sleep, and massage.

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Welcome To SportsSlant (sSl)

A big shout-out to everybody! I'm Sonya Ewan, a freelance sports and fitness writer and interviewer, though my current major project is a completed collection of autobiographical essays I'm pitching to agents.

This site highlights both professional and amateur athletes in their challenges, accomplishments, victories, and oddities. I strive to explore the human experience through writing that aims to be humorous and intriguing, speaking my mind at times with tongue firmly planted in cheek (lofty goals, i know). I hope to indulge or tease out enthusiasm for the discovery of a range of sports dynamics in full-fledged and dabbling fanatics alike. Along those lines, i'm always on the prowl for unique sports news and information to share.

On this site you'll find a blog, CHbLog, (it's more of a column) for fans of outdoor sports - primarily cycling - with a tasty blend of other sports news mixed in. There's also an abridged portfolio of my published works. And i've included a reader Q&A for amateur athletes and wannabes (go for it!) who've asked me to delve into my knowledge as an athlete and former fitness instructor to answer training-related questions. If you ever find yourself wondering, "When is the [instert major sports event]?" simply click on the handy Events calendar and results to the left. If you scroll down far enough, you'll find SportSlant Book Club recommendations and must-see movies.

Otherwise roll on, stay solid, go play, have fun, and thrive!