This has been a year full of challenges for the LIVESTRONG Foundation, to be sure, but the recent press narrative surrounding the Foundation has me thinking of the old Mark Twain quote: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated."
It would have been easy for me to write about the beautiful towns we rode through, the rolling, flowing roads we traversed, the wonderful food we ingested or the blistering pace at which we rode, but for me this year, the Tour was and is about people.
We started the day on the STIHL Tour des Trees with a tree dedication of a Japanese lilac at the Jefferson County Historical Society Victorian Garden in Watertown, N.Y. Having just left Syracuse the day before, Watertown was a stark difference with its hometown atmosphere.
If you think of Americana, this was it. When you're riding for as long as we did, nothing makes it easier than meeting new friends and absorbing a place in our country as beautiful as this.
If you're in an urban environment and have taken to the streets on a pedal bike, be it through a bikeshare scheme or on your own bike, you're going to get yourself killed unless you pay close attention to my 35 of riding in cities on the street.
The STIHL Tour des Trees started last night with a welcome dinner, bringing together all my friends from last year and more than 35 new cyclists ready to take on the Tour.
History books may read far differently today if some of the most famous journeys inadvertently went left instead of right, north as opposed to south, or even down rather than up.
The event was eye-opening for a lot of us. In just one hundred years, the entire fate of a species of tree has changed, and Powell and his team of researchers are working hard to change that.
One man, a bike, half a million diapers and a whole new approach to helping families in need.
I always enjoy my trips to Los Angeles; there's the weather and, as long as I'm not working, it gives me time to catch up with friends. But most impor...
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If all you know about cycling is that Lance Armstrong doped his way to seven titles, then you're missing out on an extraordinary sporting event.
There is definitely a correlation between activities and holding back the years. However, it helps if you think 'outside the box.' With that in mind, I would like to offer up some suggestions if you too feel in need of a proper challenge. So, here is my list of Five Fun Ways to Fend off Aging:
North Dakota is an outdoor lover's paradise. You can kayak on Lake Sakakawea, cycle the Maah Daah Hey Trail in the Badlands and do a horseback ride or two.
Hot jazz, cool comedy, fine dining and fabulous European café culture. The world's second-largest French-speaking city after Paris promises all that and more during the sultry season.
Over a grueling nine-week period, Zoë plans to tackle a remarkable 2,087 miles. She's running approximately 30 miles per day; more than a marathon. To put this in perspective, the average American commutes 33 miles per day. Imagine trading your driver's seat for a pair of running shoes.