Tag Archives: bike safety

Cold comfort

Starting a ride at 5:00 pm on a March evening when the temperature is just 48 degrees is a guarantee of one thing. It will get colder as you go. And sure enough, by the time I finished my ride … Continue reading

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The parallel worlds of cycling and gun control

I hold grudging admiration even for the politicians I most despise. They may be attempting to do the most egregious things imaginable, but one must admire their determination. Right now I’m sure there are plenty of people hating on Mayor … Continue reading

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You probably didn’t know you’re an expert in crisis management

Learning to deal with inevitable mistakes or events that throw off your planning is a critical aspect of being an endurance athlete. The challenges just keep coming. Sideaches. Tight hamstrings. Lungs full of water. You either learn to deal with small crises or you wind up DNF. Continue reading

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What stopping for a patch of glass can teach you about cycling and running

By Christopher Cudworth In the middle of a 30 mile ride I was cruising the road shoulder in Elburn, Illinois to allow the big truck traffic on Route 47 through the center of town to safely pass by on my … Continue reading

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iRun and iRide and my iPhone saved my butt

By Christopher Cudworth The folks at the AT&T store had not seen anything quite like the shape of my iPhone the night I brought it in for inspection after crashing into a tree with the phone in the hip pocket … Continue reading

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You really can judge a book by its cover, also known as keep your eyes on the trail or you’ll crash

By Christopher Cudworth Having not hidden much of my life while writing this blog, which now totals more than 500 entries, this is probably not the time to start hiding things now. So I will immediately confess that I did … Continue reading

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Proof that the world really can make way for cyclists

Back in December, I wrote a piece called We’re All Amish When it Comes to Sharing the Roads. My contention in that blog was that cyclists everywhere share the same challenges as the Amish who drive buggies when it comes … Continue reading

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Paying attention to the Three A’s of Safety while running and riding

By Christopher Cudworth I recently got slammed by Friends on Facebook for posting a short video of a run along a freeway bustling with traffic. The morning was cold and wet with remnants of snow melt whooshing under the tires … Continue reading

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We’re all Amish when it comes to sharing the roads

By Christopher Cudworth I spent 8 years of childhood where the Amish lived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Amish children attended the elementary schools and Amish buggies traveled the roads. A Reuters story in the Chicago Tribune (12/08/2013) documents the fact … Continue reading

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Running and riding through sleep’s dark and silent gate

Are you dreaming of running and riding? Lately I’ve had such weird dreams that I’ve turned to friends and the web to help understand them. On the dream interpretation sites there are zillions of takes about what dreams mean. So … Continue reading

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