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Racing the first criterium of summer reveals the inner mind

By Christopher Cudworth There’s a funny┬áthing 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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The harsh truth about why we all get injured while running and riding, and how to fix it

By Christopher Cudworth In 1975 during my senior year in high school, a tweak of my left achilles tendon threatened to end my track season in early April. To my father’s eternal credit, he created a lift in my left … 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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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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How running and riding help you adapt to changes in life

By Christopher Cudworth It is so easy to fall into routines in life that we resist change when it inevitably comes along. People get comfortable and they want everything to stay the same. It happens all the time, and in … 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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Coming full circle with The Wright Stuff

By Christopher Cudworth From the top of a ridge in Governor Dodge State Park 45 miles west of Madison, Wisconsin, you can see the Milky Way quite clear on a cloudless summer night. The stars that cover the rest of … Continue reading

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The tarsnake of being thankful for things that didn’t happen

Thanksgiving is about saying thanks for everything you have in life. Food. Family. Love. Relationships. Your road bike. A favorite pair of shoes.┬áSee, if you run and ride, your perspective gets a little skewed toward your favorite activities. Nothing wrong … Continue reading

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It’s not that far to fall

Running and riding both have their risks. Cyclists, however, are at greater risk of falling than runners. But that does not preclude those who run from exercising some caution, or at least watching where they step. Goof or Consequences The … Continue reading

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Should you be afraid of tarsnakes? Oh, yes. And here’s why…

By Christopher Cudworth Seriously. We tried to warn you. When this blog began in August we introduced you to the danger of tarsnakes, both the literal and allegorical form, that are waiting on the open road to take you down … Continue reading

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