Archive for June 2010

What if Floyd was right?

It has been about a month since former Tour de France champion Floyd Landis finally admitted to doping during his career and during The Tour. It’s not that Floyd doped, it’s the way that he came out and admitted to doping.  An opportunist to say the least, it was only after having his title stripped... Read more »

My Electric Bike- Adventures in Bike Commuting- Part 1.

My Electric Bike- Adventures in Bike Commuting- Part 1.
About a month ago, the PR lady for the Trek Concept Store in Highland Park,  sent me a press release about Trek’s new Ride + Electric Crossover Bike. The release was pretty cool, the Ride + is Trek’s latest innovation and sounded interesting. The brochure says: Imagine a world with no more hills or tired... Read more »

The 176 Mile Month.

Getting me through the last mile of a long month.
When I decided to race 500 in an effort to raise money and awareness of the Pathways Foundation, I knew it was going to be hard, I just had no idea how long 500 total miles actually is.  FYI, it’s a lot! My self imposed rules are the following.  I have to mix it up,... Read more »
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Rainbows Summer Sunset 5K/10K Run- Race of the Week

There are a lot of great runs supporting a lot of great charities, though this is The 9th Annual Rainbows Summer Sunset 5K/10K Run, this is the first time I’ve ever heard of this race and the amazing cause it supports. Rainbows is the largest international children’s charity dedicated solely to helping youth successfully navigate... Read more »

Free Stuff Thursday! The Chicago Beachathon!

Free Stuff Thursday! The Chicago Beachathon!
Congratulations to Debb, you are the winner of a brand new pair of Karhu running shoes!  You re about to have two very happy feet!  If you haven’t had a chance to check out Karhu running shoes, click here to find out more. Now to today’s cool freebie, and by today, I mean today.  The... Read more »

Boycott The Chicago Triathlon?

That’s the question facing 28 year old paratriathlete Kim Borowicz and several dozen other paratriathletes this year because of a rule by the ITU(International Triathlon Union) and USAT (U.S.A. Triathlon) that states in simple terms you are disabled, but not disabled enough to compete at an elite level.  The rule effects several of the major... Read more »
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Father's Day Gifts for the Endurance Dad

Every year my daughter asks me “what do you want for Father’s Day?” Every year the answer is the same, “a hug and a kiss, they’re priceless.“  After ten years of the same answer, this year she pushed for something a little more substantial, so in an effort to keep her happy and to help... Read more »

Bike to Work Week Rolling Along.

Thankfully nobody confused The World Naked Bike Ride with Bike to Work Week, which kicked off Monday and lasts all week. This is your chance to get out on your bike as well as join a week long party sponsored by several locations around the city and The Active Transportation Alliance. Bike Commuter Stations along... Read more »

13.1 Miles of Fun- Fox 32, Chris Sowers Shares His Adventure.

Meteorologist Chris Sowers is part of the Fox Chicago Weather Team and one heck of a runner.  Sunday he joined 5000 other runners in second annual The 13.1 Marathon & Karhu 5K, on the cities South side for a great run, party and much more.  Here’s Chris’ report. What a day for a race! It... Read more »
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Celebrate Naked!

Despite my efforts to get former Miss Illinois Ashley Bond to participate in Saturday night’s World Naked Bike Ride, she has politely declined.  Even after I offered to do a custom body paint job for her! Despite that slight snafu, the World Naked Bike Ride is heading off Saturday night and this is your chance... Read more »