Archive for January, 2009

Be Careful What You Ask For

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Treadmill2 Last year we did an 8-person indoor century as a fundraiser for Locks of Love in my mom's memory.  5+ hours in the saddle got a little tedious, but it was well worth it, and our humble event raised over $7k and three ponytails. 

Considering the economic climate as well as how many friends and family we nagged for contributions last year, it became clear that ...

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Now THAT’S Funny

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I hate sites that have videos of cyclists wiping out and getting injured.  I fail to see the humor in them.  Call me crazy, but I just don’t understand what’s so funny about watching some poor guy moving along one minute and writhing in pain the next.  On the other hand, if it’s some lazy oaf on a Segway….

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Curacao Training Camp Report

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KikiWe're back from the Doug Stern Swim Camp in Curacao, and here's the abbreviated report.

This was the 22nd edition of the trip originated by Doug Stern.  Doug passed away in 2007, but his presence is still felt there.  The host hotel dedicated their new 50-meter Infinity pool to Doug at a sunset ceremony in which champagne was sprayed into the pool from all sides. 

The typical day ...

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Sweat = Bliss

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Please join Christopher Bergland and me for the latest edition of the Niketown Speaker Series, Thursday February 5 at 7:30.

CKB SS

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Congrats Chris

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This just in – Chris Solarz and his partner smashed the subway world record, hitting all 468 stops in 22:52.  They are the first team to ever break the 24-hour barrier.  Congratulations boys.

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Go Solarz

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SOLARZ AND FERRISI TO BREAK NYC SUBWAY-RIDING RECORD

New York, NY – January 19, 2009-

On January 22, 2009, friends and co-workers Chris Solarz and Matt Ferrisi will embark on the Ultimate Ride, an attempt to break the Guinness World Record™ for the fastest ride through the entire New York City Subway system. The ride will start at the Far Rockaway-Mott Ave station in Queens at 1:30 PM ET, and end at the Rockaway Parkway Canarsie station in ...

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Work, Work, Work.

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Group ride saturday
Greetings from Curacao.  We're muddling through down here at the Doug Stern Swim Camp.  Mike Halstead and I are coaching  the cycling groups, and there are daily swims in the 50 meter hotel pool, as well as afternoon open water swims. Temps are in the low 80's every day.  Saturday we finish the camp with a 2-mile ocean swim.  

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Happy Holiday

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Sooner or later all the people of the world will
have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby
transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of
brotherhood. If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all
human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and
retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech 1964

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Watch This

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Thanks to our boy Scott for pointing out the the Ford Ironman is now available on Hulu.

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And The Winner Is….

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Winner
And you thought this was going to be a Golden Globes report, didn't you?  Congratulations to Nate Horne for winning the Central Park Track Club's Male Multisport Athlete of the Year award.  Plus, I'm sure Jeannine Bardo says that it was an honor just to be nominated in her category.

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