Category Archives: bike crash

The jury is still out

I’ve been fortunate to not have much legal trouble in my life. Oh sure, there was that snafu a few years ago in which I learned how Chicago judges operate on labor laws, but beyond that, it has been largely … Continue reading

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Annual brush with disaster

Every summer something comes along to make life more interesting on the bike, the run or in the pool. I even had a sense yesterday things were not quite right in the universe with me. There are days when the … Continue reading

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Divvy up that commute, would ya?

  I’d like to share a couple things about commuting to Chicago. My goal is to make it efficient to get to and from my home to the office in the city where I work a new gig as a … Continue reading

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Memories are mist on the windshield of time

The last two days I made the wonderful drive up to Minneapolis, Minnesota and back. And I mean that seriously. It really is a beautiful drive. Over the years, and for a variety of reasons I’ve covered that road up from … Continue reading

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Barely in control of the stupid beast

It used to be that the greatest threat to human beings were large animals. Supposedly we’ve evolved in some way, conquering both nature as a wild place and our own nature as a result. But it isn’t quite true. In … Continue reading

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The obstacle course and the Tour de France

About a decade ago I wrote to one of the leading physiotherapy groups in the Chicago region with an idea to promote their services. And I paraphrase. “We should set up Human Agility Trials just like they do for dogs.” And … Continue reading

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How to survive the Tour de France (and its commercials) without guilt

A part of me feels very guilty right now. I’ve been watching the Tour de France at high speed on DVR. In the past, there was a certain commitment to following the Tour. You had to choose the morning or … 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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The Three Bitches and Twenty Bastards meet at the Horribly Hilly 100

“Isn’t this pretty?” I asked my companion Sue at the 30-mile point of the Horribly Hilly 100 ride. “It’s a valley,” she responded. “So it’s not that pretty. It means we have to go back up again.” And that, my … Continue reading

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