Tag Archives: cycling

On strategies for the long run

In 2005 I took a swim lesson or two with plans on becoming a multisport athlete. The swim lessons were interesting. I lost a contact lens in the pool and did not make much progress. That was in late April, … Continue reading

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Training partners or laundry mates?

I’ve always done my own laundry for the most part. Ironing too. I’m no pro mind you. Sometimes I forget to separate the darks and lights. Things like that. But I have learned to separate the performance running, cycling and … Continue reading

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The republican qualities of cycling

Everyone that has ever served on a committee knows the frustrations of trying to establish a legitimate, healthy compromise to the most difficult items on an agenda. People typically weigh in with all sorts of opinions. In the end, the … Continue reading

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Bumping along on the mountain bike

Yesterday turned warm and I was all set to go out on the Venge when I realized something had snapped a spoke in my rear wheel. Probably the wheel got knocked or caught on a bike pump, but whatever the … Continue reading

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The graphic truth of strength training

The past couple weeks at the gym I got a bit more serious about lifting. The effects on my running were immediate. There was more snap in my stride and less feeling that I was on unstable. I literally felt … Continue reading

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Do you believe in bridges?

  Last night following a busy Christmas Day in which we celebrated at three different homes, my mind went to work when the head hit the pillow.   The dreams that came about were all about what it means to have … Continue reading

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The cycling gift that keeps on giving

Last year in December I started the research process to identify the right kind of bike to replace my Felt 4C, which had succumbed to a combination of my own fatigue and stupidity. I had gotten home from a cold … Continue reading

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Riding for Peter Pumpkinhead

As I was riding out of town on the 15th of November, bathed in late afternoon sunshine and only slightly chilled by temps near sixty degrees, a feeling of gratitude swept over my soul. The ride was smooth even if … Continue reading

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Packing it up but not packing it in

Yesterday the moving truck arrived at my home to haul the large furniture items from my house of 20 years to our new place. We’ve already moved two households of boxed goods. My process began two months ago, clearing out … Continue reading

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Think purple for Pat Hill today

For all its Big Box glory and global commerce, America still tries to support its local treasures. One of those local treasures sits in the little town of Kaneville, 45 miles west of Chicago. As a farming town for more … Continue reading

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