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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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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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Making sense of things down the road

By Christopher Cudworth Roads are very symbolic objects. We use terms such as “somewhere down the road” and “on the road to success” because roads take us places we want to go. We tend to take our roads so much … Continue reading

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Paying attention to the Three A’s of Safety while running and riding

By Christopher Cudworth I recently got slammed by Friends on Facebook for posting a short video of a run along a freeway bustling with traffic. The morning was cold and wet with remnants of snow melt whooshing under the tires … Continue reading

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Who owns the road where you run or ride?

The motorist leaned out the window of his vehicle yelling, “Get the f*** off the road. I pay taxes to drive here.” As if the rest of us don’t? Of course, the reason people pay taxes to drive on public … Continue reading

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Why we should forgive rather than forget Lance Armstrong

Retired professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton’s book The Secret Race documents the doper’s decade of the 2000s when bike racers made a common practice of taking performance enhancing drugs and doing blood transfusion to increase hematocrit counts and raise oxygen carrying … Continue reading

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For those who run and ride, the right car can be a Godsend

By Christopher Cudworth Anyone who runs and rides knows it is important to have the right support vehicle to enjoy your activities. A good car has to be reliable, get decent gas mileage, hold a roof rack and have storage … Continue reading

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I yam what I yam. Hewwhhgh. A runnersk and a cyclisk. Hek hek hek.

By Christopher Cudworth “Hewwwgggh. Hi theresk, mateys. Gladsk to sees yah’sk.” Heck eck eckeck.  Ahhh, Popeye. You could hardly understand a word he said, but that was the point, wasn’t it? Popeye was a man of action. Once he got … Continue reading

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Which is the harder sport, running or riding?

Let’s have a little debate here. Which is the harder or more difficult sport, running or riding? The arguments could start with the basics. Going Solo 1. In running you cannot coast. Every step you take is one of self-propulsion. Yet … Continue reading

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