Tag Archives: cycling accidents

The bumper crop of America

When I stepped out of my vehicle in the Remote Parking Lot at O’Hare airport, it shocked me to look at the front end of the car across from mine. There was an adult killdeer smashed into the grill. Killdeer … Continue reading

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Rolling with the Axemen

While driving home from a visit to Cleveland on a section of the Ohio turnpike, I noticed a band of motorcyclists wearing classic black leather jackets and riding Harleys. Curiosity about the group made me follow them for a hundred … Continue reading

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Get back you little sacrum

Moving all that stuff while cleaning out my father’s house this past weekend had a painful price. Yesterday the pain radiating from my sacrum was so intense it was impossible to jog across the lawn when the city worker opened … Continue reading

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Did you have a good summer?

This time of year it is inevitable to think back on the months of June, July and August and ask yourself, “Did I have a good summer?” So I’m going to offer up a little perspective to help you think … 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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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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A hiccup over running a hick over

By Christopher Cudworth Yesterday a black SUV-Jeeplike thingy came within 10 inches of striking me on the bike. The buzz was clearly intentional as the engine was also roaring with acceleration as the vehicle passed.  I get the whole “hate cyclists” … Continue reading

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Racing the first criterium of summer reveals the inner mind

By Christopher Cudworth There’s a funny thing about cycling, especially competitive cycling, that no one really likes to admit. When you’re in a race there is really no time to look up. Just ask Chris Froome, the 2013 Tour de France … Continue reading

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A running feud with chipmunks

By Christopher Cudworth Before I get on the bad side of animal rights activists, let me go on record in saying that I’m a huge nature buff. I even spend time in the buff in nature whenever possible, so long … Continue reading

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On what it means to be a cyclist

By Christopher Cudworth Five years ago there was a great group ride put on by our cycling club, Athletes By Design. It was a controlled pace ride that averaged 20mph. You knew that you’d get a good workout every Wednesday … Continue reading

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