Tag Archives: mountain biking

Time to pull out the mountain bike

I own a Specialized Rockhopper mountain bike. That’s not my bike in the photo above. But it could be. Bought mine back in the early 2000s for probably $600. It’s a solid bike. The frame is still in perfect condition. … 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 memory that rides along with you

Mountain biking is a wonderful thing to do on a late Sunday afternoon in February when the skies are gray and the temperatures nuzzle into the 40s. That’s what found me pedaling north through the tri-cities of Batavia, Geneva and … Continue reading

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Tattoo you: more to the picture than meets the eye

For a long time I’ve sort of resisted the idea that tattoos are beautiful or necessary. Yet a number of recent experiences have convinced me that something interesting and good may be going on with the entire world of tattoos. … Continue reading

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What the hell do you know about mountain biking?

By Christopher Cudworth The thing about mountain biking is that to do it right, you had better know what the hell you’re doing. Wander off on the wrong trail and kiddo, there’s no easy way back. Rocks and drops and … Continue reading

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On cancer, mortality, and running and riding through life

By Christopher Cudworth Over the past few years my wife Linda and I have joined friends on mini-vacations in southwestern Wisconsin. Part of our reason for going is a mutual appreciation for Frank Lloyd Wright, whose work we have explored … Continue reading

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Grass and bamboo bikes are trippy

By Monte Wehrkamp Know what I’d like? Know what Chris, this site’s fearless leader, would like even more? A renewable, recycleable bike. One that’s handmade, custom fit, and one of a kind. And here it is… (courtesy Velo News) It’s … Continue reading

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The miraculous power of healing

Think of the worst accident or injury you’ve had in life, and you may be inclined to dwell on the incident itself. Perhaps you crashed your bike. Tripped or slid on ice and broke a wrist while running. Or maybe … Continue reading

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You can’t beat fun: Total riding miles fast catching up on running miles

The Big Picture Having kept running logs quite a few years I know about how much I’ve run in training and competition. Being careful not to exaggerate, but based on real figures from journals, my running mileage from ages 14 … Continue reading

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