Tag Archives: cycling

Do as I say, not as I do? Set a good example for kids instead

This is one confident new bicyclist! (youtube.com)

Maybe you’ve seen the viral video posted on YouTube – it’s of a boy who rode his bike by himself for the first time.

He struggles for how to describe it.

“I feel… I feel… I feel… I feel… I feel happy of myself,” he exclaims. Continue reading

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Kiddo’s crash, road rash and burn on Bike the Drive

Today we kicked off what we had hoped would become an annual family tradition of biking along Lake Shore Drive. We never dreamed it’d end up with a crash and the little one saying she never wants to bike again. Continue reading

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What makes for a good triathlon coach? I’m tri-ing it out.

I've been told a coach doesn't need to be the best herself, she needs to know what to look for in others. (Creative commons; army.mil)

I’ve been learning the fine art of triathlon coaching since January from my friends at Well-Fit Triathlon & Training center.  I say “art,” because I think a person could read all the books in the world on science, fitness and health, and not know how to approach a given athlete’s needs. Continue reading

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Wear a bicycle helmet, save your life

The BF waits for a CAT scan at a hospital in Chicago after a cycling accident.

My boyfriend didn’t start wearing a bicycle helmet until about two years ago (full disclosure: me either). If he still practiced that unsafe habit, on July 17 he might have wound up in the morgue instead of the emergency room. Continue reading

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Hurt? Volunteer for races like #SF10, meet your Twitter friends

My new Twitter friend Brady (@bgervais) and I (@fmyinjury) met up to volunteer.

When I moved to Chicago in 2004 for grad school, I knew exactly zero people.

This, of course, was both before I discovered I liked running and before the micro-blog/social media sensation Twitter. Continue reading

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