Monthly Archives: October 2012

A maximal take on minimalist running

Let’s talk for a minute about minimalist running. Because we all want to run as naturally as possible. The real deal of course, is running barefoot. That puts you in direct contact with the ground with absolute and constructive feedback … Continue reading

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Have you ever been a Full Commitment runner or rider?

By Christopher Cudworth You working people think you have it all figured out, making a living and all, and still finding time to run and ride. Well, God Bless You. Knowing where your next paycheck is coming from is a … Continue reading

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When nature calls, we all face a tarsnake of how and where to go

We’ve all been there. 3 miles into a 6 mile loop and wham! The urge to go strikes with a vengeance. It can happen to anyone.  Like the poor woman I encountered crouching behind the thin cover of leafless hedge … Continue reading

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Is cross country running the purest of all sports?

By Christopher Cudworth The air is more than crisp on a late October morning. A chill breeze seems to slide down out of the clear blue sky to the north. It is cross country weather. 140 athletes line up before … Continue reading

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Getting clipped by clipless pedals an inevitable fail for new cyclists

By Monte Wehrkamp I ran up  – if you can call it that, as I was wearing my road cycling shoes at the time – to a tangled pile of pretty tan legs sticking through a gleaming white bicycle frame; … Continue reading

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Does running and riding make you a special person?

There’s a question for the ages. Does running and riding somehow make you a special person? That depends on how you define the idea of “special”. So let’s do that. Let’s look at the definition of the word “special” and … Continue reading

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Can you add a little adventure to your running and riding?

By Christopher Cudworth Despite all our best efforts, at times running and riding can get a little stale. We choose the same routes. Run the same pace. Join the same groups or people. We need a little adventure to break … Continue reading

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A tribute to a rider named John.

Last evening the guys in our group ride received the sad news that a longtime rider on Saturday and Sunday mornings had passed away suddenly. The causes are not yet known, but it seems he was simply enjoying using his … Continue reading

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A lasting, longing lament about Lance as liar. And how we see ourselves in him.

By Monte Wehrkamp I lied. I’m a liar. I cheated. I skirted rules for my own advantage. I manipulated. I behaved in ways to get my own way. I take no pride in these actions and behaviors. In fact, every … Continue reading

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Pro cyclists not only cheat using drugs, they may evade taxes as well

Genius rant by Monte Wehrkamp with commentary and edits by Christopher Cudworth.  CLC: What follows is a stream on consciousness email from my co-blogger, mountain bike and road bike partner and general all-around curmudgeon genius friend Monte Wehrkamp. This is … Continue reading

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