Archive for May 2011

Thick Fog Can't Slow Down Bike The Drive

The last time Lake Shore Drive was shut down, it was filled with several feet of snow and hundreds of cars stranded.  Sunday morning was a completely different story.,Road bikes, triathlon bikes, mountain bikes, tandem bikes, recumbent bikes, bikes with training wheels, hand cranks and one unicycle all took over Lake Shore Drive for the... Read more »

Free Stuff Friday. Girls On The Run 5K!

Heading into the big weekend, we wanted to send you off with a gift from Girls On The Run, a free entry to their 5k next weekend! Chicago has a lot of “biggest” in it’s endurance resume, Biggest Marathon, triathlon, 10K and also biggest Girls on the Run 5K event. While the others are cool,... Read more »

Friday, Join SRAM and People For Bikes to Make The World A Better Place.

If you are headed into the city on Friday, then make sure to stop off at the SRAM world headquarters 1333 N. Kingsbury, 1 block NW of Halsted and Division. SRAM has joined up to help support People for Bikes in their mission to gather over 1 million signatures in an effort to speak with... Read more »

"Bike The Drive" This Weekend

"Bike The Drive" This Weekend
In a weekend with so many great things to do, make sure to add the MB Financial-Bike The Drive on Sunday to your to do list.  Registration is still open and when you use the Chicago Athlete Magazine special discount code ATHLETE5, you save $5 on your entry fee. Not familiar with Bike The Drive?... Read more »

Do you know how to ride a bike?

Really, it’s not a trick question.  When you hop onto your bike, do you know what you are doing.  Riding a bike is something that most of us learn at a very young age, but knowing how to ride a bike, is something completely different. Do you know how, when and why to shift?  How... Read more »

Tips on Surviving Open Water Swimming.

I received a text from a friend this weekend, upset about that she was a DNF(did not finish) in the Galena Triathlon.  She has competed in triathlons before, but in this instance, she completely wigged out in the water and couldn’t come back from it. As we talked, I told her, you can either quit... Read more »

My "Rapture" Confessions.

If today is truly the end of the world, then there are a few things I need to confess to before it all comes to an end tonight.  Here goes. I don’t like Hockey.  I am a Chicago fan, I cheer for the Blackhawks, but as a game, I got nothing. I pee in my... Read more »

Do The Referees All Work For Lebron James! WTF!

I am admittedly not am expert on basketball.  I am a 43 year old guy who enjoys spending his weekends in spandex, running and riding around Chicago.  Put all that aside, while I was watching the game last night, I watched Lebron James flagrantly double dribble and get away with it.  Clear as day, he... Read more »

Save The Chicago Code!

Save The Chicago Code!
I know! Two days in a row and I am straying off the endurance sports thing for other topics. I have a few things I need to get off my chest, and then I promise, back to all things endurance.  I am a bit late coming to this party, but I feel it needs to... Read more »

Two Time Chicago Marathon Champion: Sammy Wanjiru Dies At Age 24.

Details surrounding if Wanjiru’s death are still unclear, if it was a suicide or horrible accident.  What is clear is the endurance community suffered a huge loss on Monday when Wanjiru lost his life after falling out of the second story window of his home in Nairobi, Kenya. Wanjiru became the first Kenyan to win... Read more »