Why I cycle 150 miles through the Midwest to Benefit the American Lung Association

To me, the longer days and rising mercury of spring mean one thing: Get on that bike! Each day is a countdown to June 8-10 and the Lake Tour Bike Trek, a three-day 150-mile ride from Crystal Lake, Illinois to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin benefitting the American Lung Association. It’s something that I’ve grown to rely […]

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Chicago’s New Velodrome

A velodrome recently opened at 8615 S. Burley, on the far, far  South Side of Chicago on the grounds of the US Steel South Works Site, and judging from the response of residents, it’s already making a difference. “Have you seen our new velodrome?” one neighbor proudly yelled to us, from his yard, as we […]

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A Breath of Fresh Air…150 Miles to, from and around Wisconsin

The American Lung Association Lake Tour Bike Trek 2011 started out with some obstacles, namely, thunder, lightening, flooding and thick, threatening weather. When Neil and I (i.e. Team Livestrange) arrived at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois Friday morning, bikes in tow, we were prepared for anything. We had our rain gear and chutzpah […]

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