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Road bike happiness

Last night I led my daughter’s boyfriend Kyle on his first road bike venture. He’d grown up as a proficient and daring BMX racer, so the whole road bike thing wasn’t as threatening to him as it might be to … Continue reading

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Honey I Shrunk The Bike

I have a confession to make. I’m sitting here eating the last bowl of cereal from a box of Cap’n Crunch that I purchased on sale at our local Jewel grocery store. It was a bit of nostalgia to into … Continue reading

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Running and riding is for the birds

I not only run and ride, I bird. That is, I’m a birdwatcher. Or in North American parlance, a birder. That’s the acceptable terminology these days for those who seek to identify wild birds in the field, in the city, … Continue reading

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Black ice is the tarsnake of winter for those who run and ride

by Christopher Cudworth One learns through experience that black ice is nothing to take lightly on winter sidewalks and roads. Even springtime running and riding conditions can be treacherous when rain or snowmelt freezes clear and slick to roads and … 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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How do you feel about your bike? Really…

By Christopher Cudworth It’s a question we should all ask ourselves now and then. How do you feel about your bike? Really… Many who ride might not feel touchy-feely all-emotionally about their bike (or bikes) and yet if pressed they … Continue reading

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Warped confessions of a shoe whore and a bike slut

By Christopher Cudworth When the annual new bike issues of cycling magazines arrive in the mail, it is hard not to leaf through the pages wistfully imagining yourself riding one of those $7,000 machines. Or take a look at online … Continue reading

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Is riding or running at a “respectable pace” your worst enemy?

The first year I got my road bike was the best year of training and racing ever. And that’s not a good thing. Because in the 8 years since I bought a Felt 4C carbon fiber road bike, I’ve developed … Continue reading

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The bike alone. A cyclist’s prayer.

It sits there in the garage, front wheel off. It wonders why I let it lean there like that. My bike has to wait. And wait some more. Don’t worry, friend. I will put you back together again. Sooner than … Continue reading

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