Monthly Archives: May 2014

BEWARE THE BIKING BUBBLE SPHERE!

In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a big graphic leading off today’s We Run and Ride. It is designed to grab your attention and encourage you to consider some important safety and mental health practices while riding. We call it … Continue reading

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Base layers and kits that fit

By Christopher Cudworth Back when I started cycling in 2003 or so, I headed to the store and purchased some Pearl Izumi stuff that was real cycling gear. Some nice Descente shorts too. Kits that fit. Yet somehow the jerseys … Continue reading

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Not exactly performance enhancing drugs (or drinking)

By Christopher Cudworth Given that it’s Mental Health Month and Mental Health Awareness Week, it might pay to run through the subject of drinking, drugs and self-medication. I don’t know about you, but my running and riding buddies all like … Continue reading

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Hardly a day goes by

By Christopher Cudworth May is Mental Health Month and this week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Like all workaday weeks, it begins on a Monday of course. So here’s a thought. For those with anxiety, every day feels like a Monday. It’s a constant dread and wonder … Continue reading

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Giving name to our rock and roll running and riding

By Christopher Cudworth Those of you who’ve been keeping up with Rock N Roll the last 50 years know that band names often come from strange places. Steely Dan is named after a shiny vibrator, for example. The Rolling Stones … Continue reading

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An exceptional day for the Tour de Plantes

By Christopher Cudworth In bright white britches they stand by the road, quivering in a wind that will no relent. Fortunately it is at my back approaching a section of 9% grade that tests the legs to no end. In May the encouragement … Continue reading

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Half-Marathon; Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love My Body

Originally posted on The Z-Axis:
I’ve never told anyone these things. My parents, my sister, my friends – no one. So heads up. You’re the first to know. For the last few years, I have grown, slowly but steadily, to…

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What kind of tortured soul are you?

By Christopher Cudworth We all like to think of running and riding as a magical fix for the emotional turmoil of life. That works for many people. What we’re forgetting is that we all start from somewhere to get where we’re … Continue reading

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Dealing with setbacks

By Christopher Cudworth When you set goals in your running or riding there are bound to be disappointments along the way. If the disappointment is profound enough, you go so far as to call it a setback. That is, you … Continue reading

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A Turkey Trot to End All Turkey Trots

By Christopher Cudworth So I was running in the hills of Decorah, Iowa, clipping along at 7:00 minute pace when what should appear beside me but a real, live female turkey. She ran up out of a ditch and stood by the … Continue reading

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