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Beware the tarsnake of “bike wobble”

by Christopher Cudworth Heading into the Labor Day weekend and an anticipated participation in The Wright Stuff, a hilly 100, 60 or 30 mile ride in southwestern Wisconsin, it was the climbing that was a primary worry. The hills in … Continue reading

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Making good on a promise to keep a cleaner bike

My Felt 4C road bike was valued at $2300 new when it was named Bike of the Year by Bicycling Magazine back in 2006. I purchased the Felt from a local bike shop that let me try a few different … Continue reading

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Let’s all get Goofy on our bikes this year

The point here is that despite some of life’s more awkward moments, like the incident last night when I tripped in the garage and nearly knocked out a front tooth, it is worth the risk to indulge in fun activities like cycling even if they add to the risks we face in life. Continue reading

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Leaving the bike behind to run

By Christopher Cudworth Pretty soon I’m packing up for a trip to Southwest Wisconsin. Some friends and I are going to visit Taliesin, the home of Frank Lloyd Wright south of Spring Green, Wisconsin. We’ll also enjoy a play the … Continue reading

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Hanging out with a great bike

Everyone who rides has a bike history. It’s unavoidable. For example, my brother-in-law took up cycling in his early 20s. First he bought a steel frame Trek 400, a decent bike for its time. As he got into riding I … Continue reading

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How do you feel about your bike? Really…

By Christopher Cudworth It’s a question we should all ask ourselves now and then. How do you feel about your bike? Really… Many who ride might not feel touchy-feely all-emotionally about their bike (or bikes) and yet if pressed they … Continue reading

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The bike alone. A cyclist’s prayer.

It sits there in the garage, front wheel off. It wonders why I let it lean there like that. My bike has to wait. And wait some more. Don’t worry, friend. I will put you back together again. Sooner than … Continue reading

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As to injury and healing, it often comes down to "What fur?"

Two weeks ago I was mowed down by a 100-lb yellow lab at the dog park. The large pup nailed the outside of my left knee, possibly the worst place I could have been struck. That knee went through an … Continue reading

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Overcoming a dialup brain in a wi-fi world

We traveled to Madison, Wisconsin this weekend for a training trip, joining the crew from Madison Multisport and its coaches Steve Brandes and Cindy Bannink. The purpose was to ride the Madison Half-Ironman course, which loops south of the city … Continue reading

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Zen and Karma

Yesterday we explored the yin and yang of being fit. The takeaways are vexing. No matter how fit you are, there are always ways to be fitter. That’s the yin and yang effect. We’re always going round in circles. Or, … Continue reading

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