Archive for March 2012

Is 2012 the Year You Rediscover Bicycling?

Is 2012 the Year You Rediscover Bicycling?
Think back. Way back.  Back to a time when the toughest decision you needed to make during any given day was which color popsicle you would eat first.  Life was as simple as hopping on your bike and pedaling from one adventure to the next. As long as I was back in time for dinner,... Read more »

Did Spring or Christmas Just Arrive Early?

Did Spring or Christmas Just Arrive Early?
Each year I wait patiently for March 21st to arrive. Like most everyone else, I endure January.  I tolerate February.  But it’s March that vexes me.  Toss a coin – it will just as likely be another full month of winter as it will be the start of spring.  Maybe we should move Groundhog Day... Read more »

60 Second Cycling: Weekend Events, Week in Review

60 Second Cycling: Weekend Events, Week in Review
What are you doing this weekend? I’m heading up to Madison Wisconsin for the millionth annual Bike-O-Rama at the Alliant Energy Center this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  While I will be spending my time demonstrating the oldest bike brand in the world (the one with a very recognizable signature green color), thousands of people will... Read more »
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This Sunday, Donate Your Fitness to Saving Tiny Hearts

This Sunday, Donate Your Fitness to Saving Tiny Hearts
Although American Heart Month has come and gone, it’s never far from the hearts and minds of all the people affected by heart ailments. While I tend to focus on heart disease and preventing your loved ones from suffering the effects of it, there exists an entire group of loved ones who would gladly suffer... Read more »

Quitting Sugary Snacks: It's Not Just a Matter of Strong Will

Quitting Sugary Snacks: It's Not Just a Matter of Strong Will
I read a great post on Chicago Now yesterday morning entitled “Indulging in common sense when it comes to healthy eating…” As one who tries to eat healthily – I was enjoying a bowl of whole grain cereal topped with strawberries, blueberries, and almond milk, sipping a glass of pomegranate kefir while reading Arkie Lad‘s... Read more »

Photos: Staycation Suggestions, As Seen On A Bike

Paul Douglas Trail, Cook County Forest Preserve, Hoffman Estates, IL
With gas prices on the rise again (it must be an election year), more people are resigned to stay closer to home this summer. It’s time to take another look at all of the interesting sights that are right in our own backyards or within a relatively short drive. Here’s a sampling of some of... Read more »
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Sixty Second Cycling: Bicycling News Recap and Upcoming Events

Transportation Funding Bill Great news for cyclists and pedestrians – transportation enhancement funds have been added back to Map-21, the Senate’s transportation bill! Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid added the Cardin-Cochran Amendment to his manager’s amendment for the bill.  While the bill must still be voted on in the Senate and reconciled with the House,... Read more »

One Celebrity (and 1,099 others) Killed by Heart Attack Yesterday

One Celebrity (and 1,099 others) Killed by Heart Attack Yesterday
Like nearly everyone else, I was surprised to hear that Davy Jones died of a heart attack yesterday at the age of 66. My mind instantly returned to childhood days happily watching reruns of The Monkees and the occasional Marsha-Brady-has-a-crush-on-Davy-Jones episode that was recreated in the Brady Bunch movie 25 years later.  I hadn’t paid... Read more »