Archive for September 2012

Apple Cider Century: Bandits Beware!

I’ve heard good things about the annual Apple Cider Century Ride taking place this coming Sunday in the Southwestern Michigan hamlet of Three Oaks . What could possibly detract from the serenity of rolling past orchards, farms, and vineyards, observing the changing colors, inhaling the crisp fall air, and stopping every fifteen miles or so... Read more »

Bike Blogger's Blues: Accepting Autumn

Bike Blogger's Blues: Accepting Autumn
If you are a regular reader – bless your heart – you may have noticed a marked slowdown in the frequency of my posts recently. It’s not that there has been a dearth of bicycling news or that I have lost my passion for riding.  It has more to do with the fact that the... Read more »

Remembering American Empathy on 9/11

Remembering American Empathy on 9/11
Each of us remembers exactly where we were when we first heard about the planes crashing into the Twin Towers. We can instantly recall the exact moment as if it happened only yesterday.  No one needs to recap the details of what we witnessed.  There is no reason to relive the range of emotions we... Read more »

Will Amnesty Save Lance Armstrong?

Late Friday, word came down from UCI president Pat McQuaid that cycling’s governing body was contemplating offering immunity to riders who may have doped during the Lance Armstrong Era. While the statement reported in both Cycling News and Velonews was vague, his message was clear; the UCI needs to find a way out of the... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Upcoming Events

Summer may be winding down, but cycling in the Chicago area certainly is not! This weekend’s weather promises to be ideal for riding and there are a number of organized events to choose from.  Here’s a list, courtesy of our friends at the chainlink: Friday, September 7th:  First Friday Ride, Globe Pub, 1934 W. Irving... Read more »