Archive for May 2010

An Open Invite To The President to Bike The Drive

An Open Invite To The President to Bike The Drive
Since President Obama is going to be hanging in Chicago this weekend and we know he likes to bike (at least when there are cameras on him), the good folks at Active Transportation Alliance have offered up free entries for The Prez., his wife and kids to Sundays MB Financial Bank-Bike The Drive. What better... Read more »

World Naked Bike Ride 2010!

It’s baaack.  The 2010 World Naked Bike Ride, Saturday, June 12!  Once a year, the streets of Chicago will be filled with naked men and women on their bikes celebrating their freedom from oil and the beauty of people, which is a pretty cool message. Picture Halloween, The Gay Pride Parade, a dash of Mardi... Read more »

Are You A Bicycle God?

Are You A Bicycle God?
Lance Armstrong is not, Craig Alexander is not, Floyd Landis would say he is, but that too would be a lie. You can be, if you have what it takes.   Bicycle God is the brain child of Rob Layton, the race director for Bicycle Illinois. For those who are tough enough to endure this... Read more »
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World Champions Visit Arlington Heights.

Besides being one of the best triathlon shops in the city, Runners High n’ Tri. is a magnet for world class athletes.  This Summer they have two great events going on that you don’t want to miss!  World champions Craig Alexander and Chrissie Wellington will be hosting Q&A session with fans on two separate nights.... Read more »

500 Miles of Racing- Pathways To Hope

A lot of you have been asking me about my race schedule for this year and my race goals.   If you keep up with this blog, then you know that my son was born with a broken arm, after a certain doctor, who I am legally not allowed to mention, broke my his arm... Read more »

Floyd Landis doping: The truth about the Floyd Landis doping scandal"

Say it ain’t so Floyd. CNN is reporting that American Tour de France Champion Floyd Landis has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs for most of his career, after disputing for years a positive doping test result that led to his suspension from the sport, two news organizations reported Thursday. ESPN.com reported that Landis said in... Read more »
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CamelBak Wearable Bike Jersey- A Review

I’ve never used a CamelBak before.  It’s not that I have anything against them, it;s just when I started to seriously train, I was introduced to different methods of carrying hydration and stuck with what I knew. My first intro to Camelbak was this year at the Chicago Marathon when they were nice enough to... Read more »

Free Stuff Tuesday- Turin Professional Bike Fit!

Congratulations to Out Of Shape Guy, you are the winner of CRM Recovery Matrix Formula and about to become In Shape Guy.  CRM is chalk full of things that are great for you and in our opinion, the single best recovery product on the market, something that we are confident you will enjoy. If you... Read more »

Triathlon Season Kicks Off!

It’s been a long cold Winter, but it’s finally here, Triathlon season!  Time to break out the body glide, wet suit and hop in with both feet. There is still time to sign up for the Leaning Tower YMCA Sprint Triathlon, a 450 yard swim, 18K bike and 5K run. The Leaning Tower Triathlon is... Read more »
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The Ride of Silence, Wednesday, May 18th 2011

Here’s a scary statistic for you. In 2009, 34 people were killed and 503 severely injured when they were hit by cars while walking in Chicago. Also in 2009, six bicyclists were killed and 165 injured severely after collisions with cars in Chicago. We all know that feeling when a car gets too close, a... Read more »