Monthly Archives: October 2014

There are times when it is actually acceptable to give up or give in a little

This past Sunday morning a group of 10 cyclists took off on a 50-mile ride from Aurora out to Big Rock and back. The course was nicely crafted by an engineer in our group for an enjoyable route of quiet … Continue reading

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Who is she?

She doesn’t mind the shape of my legs, Or that I might shave them. She cares not that I devote a little time out on the road. In fact she’s always with me in one way or another. She knows … Continue reading

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Sometimes fat is good if it is the size of your bike tires

By Christopher Cudworth A few years back while researching a magazine article on recreational opportunities in the Chicago area, I was tooling along one of the mountain biking trails in the Palos area, the hub of off-road cycling in northern Illinois. While … Continue reading

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Cigarettes and chocolate milk and the challenges of temptation

By Christopher Cudworth Admit it. The biggest challenge in your training isn’t the hard work it takes to get fit. It isn’t the pain you suffer from giving 100% effort. It isn’t even the injuries or the illness that make … Continue reading

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So this liberal, a conservative and a libertarian go for a bike ride…

By Christopher Cudworth The Saturday morning group ride was a great tradition in South Wendon. Up to 40 riders showed up at 7:00 a.m. each week. That meant for fast-paced rides from April through September. But on a cold October … Continue reading

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Mortal soles and immortal souls

While driving from Batavia, Illinois to Decorah, Iowa for a reunion at Luther College this past weekend, I performed a little math in my head. In a way I’ve always loved numbers, but adding them up in my head is has … Continue reading

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In which we learn that we’re all really playing on the same team

Today’s We Run and Ride features a link to my Pulse article on today’s on LinkedIn. It reveals how even people in sports, business, politics and religion are actually collaborating in an evolutionary process known as competition. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141009151308-18039128-there-may-be-no-i-in-team-but-there-is-one-in-evolution

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The Ebola virus is about to run rampant

By Christopher Cudworth I have this friend that gets sick fairly often. When he gets sick, he gets very sick. Coughing, hacking, spitting blood even. For years he has jokingly called these episodes for what they are. “I have Ebola,” … Continue reading

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There’s a little Apocalypto in us all

By Christopher Cudworth There are certain movies that are watchable again and again. One of my guilty cinematic pleasures is the movie Apocalypto. It is directed by Mel Gibson, whose Passion of the Christ and Braveheart films are some of the … Continue reading

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What a 5K for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and National Mental Health Awareness week can teach us all about healthy minds

By Christopher Cudworth For the last six or seven years it has been a joy to rise on an early October morning to support a local race in Batavia, Illinois called the NAMI 5k. The race raises money each year … Continue reading

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