Veterans Memorial 150, Part 2: Saturday

My ultras this year have followed a pattern; feel stiff and low on energy the day before, sleep well, and wake up feeling fine on race morning. And so it proved with the Veterans Memorial. I got to the starting line Saturday morning fired up and eager to run. The race officially began at 8 …

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Five Feet to Save Lives

It's December, and it's snowing, conditions when I normally put away my bikes for the year and dream about long rides next summer. Yet bikes are on my mind right now due to some recent and ongoing developments that could significantly improve cyclist safety and encourage more people to get on a bike. The one …

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How Not to Reduce Bicycle Accidents

THE MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE, IN ITS WISDOM, believes it has found a way to boost bicycle safety. All that's needed is two simple changes to existing laws. The first proposed change allows a cyclist to signal a right turn by extending the right arm, rather than upturning the left arm at a right angle. It passed …

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A Good Cause for a Wet Ride

I WAS BACK ON THE TRICROSS SATURDAY MORNING for the "Ride for Amy" event at Island Lake Recreation Area. It was around 40 degrees and overcast, so I took along some rain gear and extra clothes. Good thing. Despite the less than ideal weather, turnout was good. According to Eva, one of the organizers, around …

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