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Tour de France vs Wimbledon

July 8, 2013
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Tour de France vs Wimbledon

I don’t follow professional tennis, but I guess this past weekend Wimbledon was taking place.  I personally was only interested in the Tour de France in the world of sports viewing. So how does the Tour compare to a premier tennis event like Wimbledon?  Well, this infographic shows the differences in prize money.  It’s...
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I’m a Fake

July 8, 2013
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I’m a Fake

Well, not totally a fake…..but a fake none-the-less.  I come out here every Monday with a “Make it Happen” post intended to motivate and inspire all of you.  But in reality, it’s often me who needs an attitude adjustment more than anyone. I guess you could call it ironic.  On one hand I feel...
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Tour de France All-Time Greats

July 6, 2013
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Tour de France All-Time Greats

As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Tour de France, it’s a good time to look back at the past champions.  Please join me in graphically checking out the Tour de France all-time greats.
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You Could Illustrate Your Bicycle

July 6, 2013
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You Could Illustrate Your Bicycle

I’m usually always willing to help a passionate cyclist promote their project….so today we’re posting some information about a new kickstarter project by Andy Scullion.  He wants to put together a bicycle illustration, and it just might feature one of your bikes. The Beautiful Bicycle Print by Andy Scullion The Beautiful Bicycle Poster Are...
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Where is Your Happy Place?

July 5, 2013
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Where is Your Happy Place?

It starts the night before, and quick torque check with the cleat wrench, maybe a damp cloth to take off the dust from the last struggle on the diamond, then a careful inspection of the glove, that stitched leather extension of your being on the defensive side of the ball… “Finest in the field”,...
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Tour de France: Toughest Bike Race Ever

July 5, 2013
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Tour de France: Toughest Bike Race Ever

The 100th edition of the Tour de France is rolling along nicely, and definitely being closely followed by cycling fans around the world.  In this guest post by Joe Jamieson, he imagines what it would be like to actually train and compete in the world’s toughest sporting event. Tour de France: Toughest Bike Race...
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The Tour de France History in Numbers

July 4, 2013
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The Tour de France History in Numbers

This amazing and exciting bicycle race has been going on now for 100 years.   As we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Tour de France, it’s a good time to look back at the history of our beloved tour. The History of the Tour de France in Numbers
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Every Water Bottle Tells a Story

July 3, 2013
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Every Water Bottle Tells a Story

How deep is the connection to your cycling water bottle?  I don’t know about you, but I seem to have a story or something that comes to mind for every single one of my bottles. Other than the bike itself, the bottle is generally one thing that always comes along with you on a...
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The Anatomy of Chris Froome

July 2, 2013
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The Anatomy of Chris Froome

There’s a lot of people picking Chris Froome as this year’s Tour de France champion….and I personally feel he’s got a great shot at it. We all know that anything can happen in the Tour, so we’ll see what happens….but for now, here’s a graphical look at what makes up Chris Froome.
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Let’s Talk About Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone

July 1, 2013
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Let’s Talk About Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone

For this “Let’s Talk” feature, we want you to build the post with you comments on the topic of getting outside your comfort zone…on and off the bike. We always hear about getting out of your comfort zone and how it can make for a radiant life….but what are you doing to make sure...
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3 Feet is Not Enough

June 28, 2013
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3 Feet is Not Enough

The 3 feet law has done a good job of making it aware to cyclists that they should be getting this much room from vehicles while out cycling….but I have a feeling that if you asked drivers what they think of the law, they would say “What is the 3 feet law?”. Yeah, I...
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Off the Grid Update: Day 63

June 25, 2013
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Off the Grid Update: Day 63

I love this Day 63 update from my friend Rob Greenfield.  Rob is currently cycling across the United States and promoting sustainability along the way. Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 63 by Rob Greenfield Embrace life, no matter what it sends your way.  Embrace the weather, be it rain or shine.  Rain,...
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