With this post I want to introduce you to two cyclists who have added yet another dimension of joy to my cycling and running adventures. Their writing has brought forward some "back burner thoughts," reminding me to take time to delve deeper into areas that sometimes get put on hold. I discovered them in recent months and find myself looking forward to each new post.
Marijo LaMarche is a Massage Therapist from Canada who enjoys snowshoeing with her dog, Quick.
Jeff Bean is a California cyclist who also shares interesting photos of his daily rides through beautiful SoCal.
Who do you read? Drop me a line and share the joy!
Wow - the last couple of weeks have flown by fast! I hit the ground running in the first few days of January with continued work on upcoming events. Stay tuned!
Some important news for cyclists concerns the proposed US Bicycle Route System. Click on the link to read more of what is happening in the midwest. I always have a question when I read news like this: What can I do to promote favorable progress? Here are a few answers to that question, things we can all do to increase safety on our roadways:
For more information on bike/ped advocacy in the midwest, here are a few organizations with a wealth of information:
This statewide organization is The Voice for Kansas cyclists and pedestrians.
Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation
If you'd like to see first-hand how our Legislative system works, join them at their annual Advocacy Day at the state Capitol on February 16th. Click the link for details.
Everything you wanted to know about Kansas cycling but were too busy cycling to ask!
Every cyclist, runner, walker, motorist, and citizen is capable of doing something to ensure roadway safety. Big or small, it all counts. As a cyclist, runner, and President of KanBikeWalk, I am asking you to join us in the quest for safer roadways.
Posted by Gina Poertner at Thursday, January 14, 2010
Happy New Year!
2009 ended on a great note in Kansas City as area cyclocrossers wound their way through an icy course and blazing high temp of 21F. I think I had as much fun officiating as they did racing. (Photo by Roger Harrison)
Since we didn't have quite enough fun together there, some of us congregated post-race to ring in 2010 with some very tasty chili, drinks, and Guitar Hero.
Interesting highlights of 12/31/09 were the blue moon which was a beautiful sight in the winter sky, and watching Travis Pastrana set a world record jumping his Subaru off a pier and landing on a barge. Congratulations, Travis! If you missed it, you can see it here at GrindTV. I don't think I'll be trying this with the Life Balance Sports Subarooo anytime soon, or at least not until I can install rocket launchers...
Posted by Gina Poertner at Friday, January 01, 2010