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Gran Fondo Hundo – Your Route To a Good Time

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Those of us who live in the north shore of Chicago tend to cover a lot of the same roads on our rides. We head north, then we turn around and retrace our steps back south. Sometimes we make a …

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Limited Edition Custom Hundo Jersey

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An exclusive ride. You and 99 of your best friends will be ride a metric century (62 miles) to a baseball game, a country music concert, BBQ, beer and memories in the making. There are many perks – Hello, bicycles, beer and …

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2014 Winfield Criterium: Junior Race Report

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9:30 Saturday morning, we leave Wilmette.  In the pouring rain and dark skies, we head to Winfield and wonder if the race would even go off.  At 11:00, we make it to the course, and the rain begins to soften.  Throwing …

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Save Your Joints with Low Impact Exercises

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The article below, written by Cheryl Lathrop, is shared with permission from American Recall Center (ARC). ARC provides drug and medical device recall information alongside practical healthcare information and support. They aim to build the most comprehensive resource on the …

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Chicago Sports Institute

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In sport, a “triple threat” is when an athlete is strong across three fronts. Having such a diverse skill set makes a person a formidable competitor. In cycling, the triple threat is often the rider who is a skilled climber …

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Single Track Minded

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Roadies, watch out; it’s going to get dirty! Back in March, we met up with Gearhead Andre Odendaal who had recently completed the Barry-Roubaix gravel race in Michigan. At the time, Andre told us of his plans to race in …

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