Tag Archives: Athletes By Design

That’s why they call it a criterium

A criterium, or crit, is a bike race held on a short course (usually less than 1 mile), often run on closed-off city center streets. Race length can be determined by a number of laps or total time, in which case … Continue reading

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Hugging a wheel

  Athletes By Design is a cycling club to which I belonged a few years back while doing a bit of criterium racing. The group is housed out of a pair of Prairie Path Cycling shops run by Mike Ferrell, … Continue reading

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Racing the bike in a criterium

The first year I bought a real racing bike ten years ago, I raced in a series of criteriums from June through September. The lessons learned were many. How to ride in a hurtling pack. How to turn without braking. … Continue reading

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On running and riding for a school, a team or a cause

Looking back at your career in athletics, it is interesting to consider how many labels one adopts and discards along the way. Schools For example, as an athlete competing for school teams, I have been–in order from middle school through … Continue reading

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