Tag Archives: sports

The bicycle kick – art, acrobatics, and athleticism all in one


If you have never seen a bicycle kick live or on television, you have missed something sweet and very special. It is odd’s on the coolest, most acrobatic, and artistic shot in all of sports. It is hard to describe … Continue reading

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Hitting for the “cycle” at the ball park


The following major league baseball teams/stadiums provide bicycle parking and/or valet services at ALL home games. Hopefully, more teams will “hit for the cycle” in the near future and provide similar bicycle parking options for their health and fitness conscious … Continue reading

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A picture says it all – health benefits of bicycling


This image from the League of American Bicyclists clearly identifies many of the health benefits of bicycling, whether it takes place in May or any other month of the year. Cheers!

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Let’s go take a hike!


As an avid recreational and commuting bicyclist, I have often preferred exercise by two wheels over two feet. That does not mean I didn’t hike, but it was not purposeful on a fitness or health level. Instead, hiking was principally … Continue reading

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Sports/games that should have been invented


If haggis hurling/tossing can be a sport, so can these. Look for them on a cable channel near you! Stay tuned for more. Slam dunk wiffle ball Reverse role deer hunting Medicine ball shot put Curling hurling Sky-high jumping (with … Continue reading

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Do you get a bike helmet forehead spot?


Okay…I have been wondering this for years. What the heck causes many bicycle riders to get an oblong-shaped reddish spot on their forehead from their bike helmet. It’s not like there is something on the inside of the helmet that … Continue reading

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Great stuff in your backyard


Here are a few photographs taken during my three-hour stint of volunteering today at the MSU Bikes Service Center on the Michigan State University campus. Today was “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” (BATYOT) day in Greater Lansing. A … Continue reading

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Beyond velodromes – the urban velo campus


Numerous cities around the globe have invested in bicycle commuting and recreational cycling infrastructure to provide active/non-motorized options to their residents. The third spoke in the wheel of establishing a complete cycling portfolio in a community is to provide a safe and … Continue reading

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A day for reflective outdoor recreation


A unique and special annual event on Greater Lansing’s community calendar is reserved for celebrating the reflective peace and tranquility of non-motorized outdoor recreation, takes place on the first Saturday of March. The event is called the Quiet Waters Symposium and … Continue reading

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