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Cycling in heels: People who ride to work learn what works

When Rachel Blakeman, compliance officer for the City of Fort Wayne, was telling me about this poster on her office wall last week, she said that some people assume it’s some kind of metaphor for life. “But I really do … Continue reading

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Donut run disappointment leads to Keg Bike 1 discovery

With no breakfast bar in our hotel, and not wanting to grab a boring pack of peanut butter crackers from the car, I decided to take a dollar bill along on a recent run in Wabash, Ind., thinking I’d make … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: My first bike race!

By Colleen, age 12 The Tour de Donut is all about fun. Just the mention of the name brings a grin to my face. But for me it was more than just a chance to stuff my face and act … Continue reading

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A 23-mile bike ride to a not-so-little free library

I don’t know what part of this is living on a busy highway rather than, say, along an enticing greenway or rail trail or even a bucolic country road, but I find that I don’t routinely just saddle up and … Continue reading

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The Tour de Donut

The excitement built as we rolled into the donut stop at Saturday’s Tour de Donut in a rural village a few miles outside Arcanum, Ohio. But so did the uncertainty. How many donuts could I eat in a bike race … Continue reading

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Will our grandkids know what it’s like to ride on roads that aren’t paved with sandpaper?

What a difference a summer makes. When school was letting out back on June 1, I was incensed about the new chip-seal paving job on the road that links our house with the kids’ school. And I wasn’t the only … Continue reading

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Running along a rising river, the pleasures of car-free commuting and an amazing hamstring stretch

Right now, sitting out on the deck of a Venice, Florida couple we consider to be friends as well as relatives, I’m increasingly torn between taking a few days off to let my hamstring fully heal and trying that 30-20-10 … Continue reading

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Riding the storm out

The view from the little overhang where I parked my bike and did a bit of triangle pose yesterday afternoon, waiting for the rain to let up so I could continue on my way.

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Car-sharing leads to weirdest brick ever: 25 miles cycling + 400-meter repeats

I didn’t tell my sister I’d just rode my bike 25 miles home from work shortly before getting together for a session of 400-meter repeats because I didn’t want her to be furious if I wasn’t able to keep up. … Continue reading

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Inspired by a runner who got — and then got rid of — prediabetes

Last week I wrote about how I’ve recently switched from monitoring carbs to fat grams. While it’s true that part of it is just shaking things up for variety’s sake, the underlying reason is that I was pretty inspired by … Continue reading

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