Pittsburgh's Signature Cycling Race Is This Saturday

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 07:47 PM Written by
No, it's not football, nor does it have the fan base of hockey or even baseball, but the Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen race puts this amateur cycling event almost on par with those sports once a year. Every year on the Saturday morning following Thanksgiving, in very unpredictable weather, this crazy…
This is a story about a good friend of mine, who I've had the pleasure of watching go from didn't-own-a-bike to dedicated commuter to officially finishing her first century ride. In the years over which this awesomeness happened, I claim full responsibility for: convincing her to purchase a bike, convincing…

How To Tell If A Bike Ride Is Going To Be Hard

Monday, 17 November 2014 12:00 AM Written by
Whether it's the Rails to Trails like I wrote about in the story on Roaring Run, or the charity ride the Tour De Cure, or even the most famous of all Pittsburgh cycling races The Dirty Dozen, the determining factor for the bulk of the ride difficulty and even overall…

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 08:00 AM Written by
It’s here, it’s here! The most wonderful time of the year! Undoubtedly, you are looking forward to all of the wonderful things the holiday season brings. Time with family and friends, taking a step back to consider and appreciate all the things for which you are grateful, taking some time…
Over the last few weeks, in a bit of a flurry, before the flurries fly, I've been riding potential "Beginner/Intermediate" rides to help finalize the Tour De Cure routes for 2015. Getting this ride "right" is actually more important than any of the other distances since rides between 25 and…

Can You Fake It Till You Make It

Monday, 03 November 2014 12:00 AM Written by
  Think about anything you do in life that is foisted on you – from the time you were a teenager doing things because your parents or your teachers made you do them to adult life where the work assignments you get sometimes remind you “this really is work”. Without…

Vexing Vocabulary: What are Calories?

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 07:59 AM Written by
  What is a calorie? We know it as a measurement commonly used when discussing food, but what does it represent? Too simplify things; the calorie is a measure of expended energy. When we talk about our diet, calories are assigned from 3 main sources: carbohydrates, fats and protein (our…

The Kind Ride Was Kinda Great

Monday, 27 October 2014 10:16 AM Written by
Social media has its plusses and minuses for sure, but in the case of The Kind Ride it appears to be all good.  It was probably the simplest way to demonstrate how positive and simple Facebook can be used for good.  The event was created on Facebook 4 to 6…
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