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Your training music, is Classic Rock really good for you?

By Christopher Cudworth On the way home from a business appointment yesterday the Chicago Music station known as The Drive began playing an entire side of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s iconic “Deja Vu” album. I owned that LP back … Continue reading

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10 things that I plan to do on the bike this year that you might like to consider too

By Christopher Cudworth This is essentially my 10th year of what I’d call “serious cycling.” In 2004 I was riding a Trek 400 steel frame road bike and not getting much faster. It was a tremendous accomplishment to average more … Continue reading

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What is your Kryptonite?

By Christopher Cudworth As a little kid who came into possession of a Superman costume at the age of 7 one Halloween, I learned the very human limitations of my very human body the hard way. Although the costume made … Continue reading

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Choices that bring cycling safety to light

By Christopher Cudworth A recent pair of stories really struck home on the issue of cycling safety. The first chronicled the death of a cyclist at a busy intersection on Diehl Road, a heavily traveled frontage route along I-88 in … Continue reading

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What’s your Call To Action when you run and ride?

By Christopher Cudworth In marketing terms, the Call To Action (CTA) is a crucial element in motivating potential customers to make a purchase or download information about your company. Considerable time and effort is given in website marketing and Pay … Continue reading

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Is your running and riding equipment a tool or a toy?

By Christopher Cudworth When you are small and people give you birthday presents made of plastic in the shape of a hammer, screwdriver or wrench, people think it’s cute that a little kid likes to play with toys that look … Continue reading

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Phoning it in ain’t what it used to be

The definition of today’s phrase of the day, to “Phone it in…” is provided by the Urban Dictionary, where you can find out what things really mean in modern terms.  Phone it in: to perform an act in a perfunctory, uncommitted fashion, … Continue reading

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Having the courage to go slow is the fast track to running and riding success

By Christopher Cudworth Go slow. In fact, go slow for much of your training. Whether you run or ride, using slower runs and training rides is key to building baseline fitness. If you don’t go slow, but only go medium … 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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Some words of admiration for fat cyclists and heavy runners

As a relatively and sometimes frighteningly skinny person all my life, it is only in middle age that dealing with fat has become any sort of problem. The diet relied upon to pump my body full of fuel in more … Continue reading

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