Monthly Archives: February 2014

It’s Oscars time. Here are the Academy Awards for the best running and riding movies never made

By Christopher Cudworth A few years back, I organized and hosted a giant Academy Awards party at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles, Illinois. More than 900 people attended. Catering was provided by Panera Bread. People were excited to be … Continue reading

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People who run and ride can be a pretty creative bunch

By Christopher Cudworth If there’s one thing you learn from all those miles of running and riding, it’s how and when to improvise. Creatively. Extending Shoe Life It’s hard to remember exactly who conceived the idea, but in the days … Continue reading

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Funny Video: How to be a Road Biker

Um. Better than my video. And pretty funny. But mine was home made. Enjoy this nevertheless.

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According to Leviticus, those of us who run and ride are going to hell or die

By Christopher Cudworth And here we thought running and riding was all so innocent, even spiritually enlightening. It turns out your favorite activities are actually the root of all evil. It says so right in the Bible. Especially Leviticus, where … Continue reading

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Is the controversy between rear and mid foot footstrike in distance running for real?

By Christopher Cudworth Is there really controversy over the benefits of mid-foot versus rearfoot striking for distance running? Every decent distance runner knows you need to use a combination of both. You don’t sprint on your heels and the efficiency … Continue reading

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How is your relationship with time?

By Christopher Cudworth Those of us who run, ride and swim have an interesting relationship with time. It is the measure of our being in substantially different ways. First we experience time in hours and days around which we construct … Continue reading

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Ice snakes and tarsnakes

By Christopher Cudworth For many years it was hard for me to comprehend the response of people who feared snakes. My wife and children all disliked them intensely, and more than one fall walk on a forest preserve trail turned … Continue reading

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2 hours and ten minutes of running, along with black ice, bad traffic and salt in the eyes

By Christopher Cudworth So my companion is a pretty tough Missy who has completed a Half Ironman and can outride and outswim me. She’s a pretty fair runner too, and getting better by the year. We drove over to the … Continue reading

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10 Things You Never Knew About Running, Riding and Swimming

You don’t know it, but at any moment in time you’re always upside down. The earth is just floating out there in space. Why do you think you’re right side up? It’s a farce! Step back 10000 miles from earth … Continue reading

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The obituary of Chad Kellogg and what it means to truly climb the mountain

By Christopher Cudworth I never used to read obituaries until the Chicago Tribune called 9 years ago to write a story about the life of my mother Emily Nichols Cudworth. She was a schoolteacher for 30 years and was well-regarded … Continue reading

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