Archive for July 2011

Eat The Heat!

Eat The Heat!
If your bike helmet comes off your head without unloosening the strap, you may be riding when it’s a little too hot. If you remove your sunglasses and the inside of the frames look like the rim of a margarita glass, you just might be getting dehydrated. If you’ve been riding for hours and you’re... Read more »

Ride. Drink. Eat. Repeat

Ride. Drink. Eat. Repeat
Four fluffy pillows and a bed that’s not one-half inch thick with tree roots protruding in precarious places.  A warm shower that’s not a garden hose or doesn’t involve wearing flip-flops.  A porcelain toilet seat that’s not surrounded by four square feet of heat magnifying plastic. I would trade all of this for the opportunity... Read more »

Woodstock On Two Wheels

Woodstock On Two Wheels
You find yourself smack dab in the middle of nowhere, yet you are compelled to keep moving onward. Rumors of what awaits you at the end of your journey grow more incredible with every mile you traverse.  It will alter your mind.  Your soul will be cleansed.  Your physical being will be transformed.  There will... Read more »
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Pathlete Sightings Up; Use Caution On Bike Trails

Pathlete Sightings Up; Use Caution On Bike Trails
At first they were only seen out west.  Most believed it was the dry air, constant sunshine, and proximity to salt water that nurtured their development. In no time at all, it seems, there were sightings in major urban centers across the country.  While several theories seek to explain the population explosion, most trace the... Read more »

Best Competition on TV - Saturday's Tour de France Stage 14

Best Competition on TV - Saturday's Tour de France Stage 14
It’s a tough time to be a Chicago sports fan.  The Sox are hovering at five hundred and the Cubs, well, is it too early to say “wait ’til next year”?  Bears training camp is still a ways off and most of us remain in disbelief that the Bulls weren’t the team that humbled the... Read more »

Seven Reasons Why You Should Be Watching The Tour De France

Seven Reasons Why You Should Be Watching The Tour De France
Lance Armstrong has retired again, so what’s the point in watching a month-long bicycle race if a single American superhero can’t dominate it? There are several reasons why you may actually enjoy watching the Tour de France through the 24th of July: You’re not a racing fan, but you’ve been known to watch NASCAR just... Read more »
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