I love sports films. They tell the stories of unlikely heroes, show the sacrifices athletes make, and reveal agonizing truths behind the greatness we witness.
Memorial Day weekend signaled the beginning of Citi Bike season in New York City, and everyone wants to look their best with the breeze blowing through their hair. After months of dark stationary indoor cycling, it's time to get back out there.
The moral dilemma here is this: Should one person's right be a parent outweigh another's not to be forced to become a "genetic parent" against their will?
So you jumped in with complete abandon and registered for a 500-mile bike ride. My ride of choice raises hundreds of thousands each year for the TREE Fund (registration closes May 31).
These truths might not be popular, especially among people who like to stay busy and cyclists who like to travel in groups and draft behind one another. But they are insights that could only be gained by several days in a ditch, ER and hospital -- my own school of hard knocks.
Many drivers find bicyclists vexing at best and infuriating at worst. I've had passengers in cars throw banana peels and water bottles at me as they have passed.
The boat captain hears something on the radio and immediately speeds off in the opposite direction. I brace myself for the obligatory sea spray and hold on for dear life.
It's spring at last, and time to get yourself in shape for summer. One of the great exercises around, that's particularly easy on the joints, is cycling.
I live in the Pacific Northwest and you can call me crazy but I enjoy riding in the rain. The air is fresh, temperatures are cool and there's a lot ...
Endurance sports enhance day-to-day life by changing the nature of stress and nurturing what psychologists call a "growth mindset," which can be described as a general outlook on life that recognizes a natural human capacity to grow and evolve -- especially in the face of challenges.
They walk among us--those agents of change--but sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are, especially in an era where the media remain...
What makes French films, eh, French? The facile answer: a focus on love: married, obsessive, at first sight. In its 20th season the popular Rendez Vous at Lincoln Center, shows a penchant for action adventure -- and, serial killers.
Upon my brother's death, it was as if my entire core were shattered into a million pieces of painful shards of glass. I literally hurt everywhere. Instead of withdrawing, I decided to train for a tri in the hopes of strengthening my emotional and physical core.
A great vacation is all about balance: meeting interesting people, seeing new sights, engaging in different cultural activities, physical and mental stimulation and escape from routine. And, maybe, not falling off your bicycle.
Travel is about breaking down stereotypes, questioning prejudices and exploring new concepts. At least that's my advice to fellow travelers, which of course is meant exclusively for them and not me.
We're accelerating up a long, gradual climb in the Tour de Palm Springs, which unofficially kicks off century season in California. It's early February, and the temperature is quickly approaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit.