My bike's name is Cerise -- French, of course, meaning cherry red. I call Cerise my "moving meditation," with no distractions, no radio, no cell phones or passengers or coffee cups balancing on the console. Just me, Cerise and my skirt.
And that look on your face when I ride in on my bike and hobble off on my cane? I see it. And inside, I'm filled with delight. Nothing thrills me more than when I cause you to question your perceptions of disability.
Sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, parks, and green areas are all pieces of a complex puzzle to help citizens navigate their city safely and sustainably.
Runners have a contagious energy, an unusually positive outlook on life, and let's face it -- they look good in their spandex shorts. But, according to dentists and health professionals, runners and other endurance athletes are more prone to tooth decay and dental problems than the rest of the population.
AIDS/LifeCycle is a combination of many people, each who have their own reason and story, equally as important as the other. This year, over $15 million dollars were raised, breaking last year's record.
Just as professional athletes take steroids, it seems as if embellishing or even fabricating stories has become the stimulant of choice for nonprofit leaders looking to gain a competitive edge.
Bike helmets can be quite boring. Similar in size and shape, usually color becomes the only unique factor. And even the color combinations tend to be bland and uninventive. But in a world that creates more and more ridiculous travel pillows, where there's a will, there's a weird way.
Does it matter how you win? The answer, to me, is a resounding, "yes." Grace, humility, integrity and gasp, even honesty, are important elements in winning. I would even say they are integral components of winning, and that "winning" without them actually losing.
after Armstrong and three-time Amgen winner Levi Leipheimer admitted to doping just less than a year and a half ago, would the crowds still return? Would the sport be tainted?
Majorca (Mallorca in Spanish) is the largest of the Balearic Islands, its 310-mile-long coastline a draw for millions of sun worshipers every year. But there's more to Majorca than beaches.
We are, most of us, in this business to help others, to bring some health and happiness into people's lives. Our professional sense of community only serves that purpose and makes us stronger, more creative and more vibrant. Let's not be petty.
Although you may have a vision for a company or your body, you still have to embrace and live in the moment.
It all started at the tender age of three, when my estranged uncle Irving raised me to believe that attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was the only way a boy could become a man.
Forty-two days earlier, cancer finally left my life, taking my six-year-old son, Vasu, with it. So I abandoned my home, my family, and my friends. My goal was simple. I would cycle the Pacific Coast Bike Route, alone, and when the road ended I would find another road to cycle.
When a beloved parent bends the truth, the child will likely alter what they know to be true about the world. They grow up feeling they can no longer trust their perceptions, denying what they know to be real.
Knowledge is power -- it is the power in all our choices, from the food we choose to put on our tables to who we vote for in our local and national elections. Less Cancer must be everyone's priority, and I am grateful to the many people who have joined the fight.