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Confessions of a diehard rule-breaker

I hopped onto the website for The Rules of cycling as described by a less-than-merry bunch of riders who go by the scribe Velominati. There is plenty of good and wise advice on the site for anyone seeking to slot … Continue reading

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Sock drawer politics

This weekend a band of twenty-something children moved out from our house into their own apartment 15 miles away. The move was a delightful mix of chaos and organization. I’ve packed moving vans so many times over the years the … Continue reading

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SPECIAL EDITION: Supreme Court rules on whether cyclists can shave legs

(Washington, DC) In a 5-4 partisan vote with conservative justices aligned with a defendant who found shaved legs on cyclists “offensive and sexually confused,” the Supreme Court today handed down a judgement that will likely rock the cycling world for … Continue reading

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No matter how fast you run or ride, the weather always wins

By Christopher Cudworth On the way to work last Friday morning the voice on the other end of the cell phone call said “Oh my God, what’s going on outside?” I envisioned a traffic accident. Maybe a cat fight. Then she spoke … Continue reading

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It all seems to come together

By Christopher Cudworth Somewhere in the ancient history of the area now known as Southwest Wisconsin, oceans once covered the earth. The seas that covered much of central North America left deep layers of silica and shells that hardened into … Continue reading

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The club scene in cycling or running isn’t for everyone

It all started out so perfectly.  Every Wednesday at 6:00 we’d ride 40 miles in a big sweeping loop through the little town of Kaneville. A weekly group ride with the same sane leader leading the group at an average … Continue reading

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Faithful gear deserving of respect and gratitude

People who run and ride eventually learn to appreciate the best gear they own. When speaking of gear, we are talking about clothing, shoes, kits, whatever you depend upon to help you go faster, longer and smarter when you run … Continue reading

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Runnin’ and ridin’ in a Hillbilly Nation

The popular imagination of America seems to have a preoccupation with the unsophisticated side of life. That is, America is in love with hillbillies. One glance at the mega-hit Here Comes Honey Boo should be enough to convince us all … Continue reading

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