| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:51 AM
The benefits of exercise are countless, and the paybacks are nearly triple-fold when you escape the confines of the gym and head outdoors for fresh air and pleasing scenery. Outdoor workouts provide a unique mind and body experience that the gym just...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:30 PM
A year ago, I wrote about arriving in L.A. from the Midwest and biking to work despite initial concerns about decrepit streets, aggressive drivers and a general unease that the City of Angels just wasn't all that bike friendly.
After a month in the...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Anthony Navarro worked with solemn purpose and a box of tools, stripping the old discarded bicycle of its gear shifts, brakes and chain. He cut his finger, wiped a drop of blood on his pants and kept going.
"It helps me with my anger when I'm doing it,"...
| Feb 4, 2014
Re "Athletes run out of Death Valley," Feb. 2
I read with great sadness that the athletes are being run out of Death Valley at the same time the region is being filled with more and more tourists in motorized vehicles.
How ironic that on the day...
| May 10, 2014
| 3:20 PM
The ninth edition of the Amgen Tour of California will start Sunday in Sacramento.
For eight days, 120 riders from 16 teams will race more than 720 miles, traveling through 12 host cities and ending in Thousand Oaks on May 18.
The tour is the major...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Forrest Coleman is in a rocking chair on the shaded front porch of the Killarney Station trailhead, gently rocking back and forth. His headphones are around his neck. He's wearing a 2013 Florida Freewheelers Horrible Hundred cycling jersey. There's a long...
| May 1, 2014
Bicyclists in Glenview and other nearby areas may soon have extra paths to choose from.
Glenview village officials said they recently received a $1.07 million grant to create a 2-mile, off-road bike path by 2016 and are aiming to build two additional...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Bicycling magazine announced the winners of its 2014 Editors’ Choice Awards recently in Monterey, Calif. They are:
BEST PRO RACE: Men's, Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4 Dura-Ace Di2; women's, Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Women’s Dura-Ace...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 9:09 PM
Millie Tanner, a 16-year-old sophomore at Sage Hill School, showed excitement Sunday morning at the Fashion Island Cinema.
She left with mixed emotions, mostly positive, after watching the documentary: "Half the Road: The Passion, pitfalls & power of...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Don't look for a Hollywood remake of "Bicycling With Molière" any time soon. Not because a suitable title couldn't be found — "Skateboarding With Shakespeare," perhaps — but because this kind of charming, literate and sophisticated French film...
| May 3, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Chicago's fastest, rudest bicyclists were called "scorchers." They hunched over their handlebars as they raced in the streets.
They were "selfish, reckless, impudent transgressors of the law and trespassers upon the rights of others," the Tribune...