What to do with all this water

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Spring can be pretty wet in Arkansas but that doesn't mean you can't still have some fun. In fact, fun is exactly what you should have. Here is a video that our friends at Kayak Arkansas did on Haw Creek. Welcome to the season. Haw Creek from Kayak Arkansas on Vimeo.    … [Read more...]

Springtime Racing at Lake Atalanta

Bill would approve.

Race director, Tracy Byrd, contacted me earlier in the year asking me to make sure the Lake Atalanta Trail and Road Duathlon made it on the calendar. I was intrigued. I had heard of some new mountain bike trails at Lake Atalanta in Rogers, Arkansas and was looking for an opportunity to try them. Due to lingering Achilles tendon issues I am still sidelined from running, but this event was open to … [Read more...]

The Spa City Mudfest

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For the last few weeks snow, ice and cold rain have been the norm throughout most of Arkansas. Winter finally arrived after an unseasonably warm January and it seemed to be working overtime to catch up. The final race of the 2014 AMBCS cross-country, Attila the Hun Cross-Country Race, was certainly the dirtiest, muddiest mountain bike race I've witnessed. The Spa City Endurance Race last weekend, … [Read more...]

The Hardest Working Lazy Person You Know

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We asked Alicia Snyder, Crew Chief for Kurt Searvogel in his attempt to set a new highest annual mileage record, a few questions about their life on the road after 10,000 miles in 50 days. Kurt is a well known local athlete from Sheridan, Arkansas. He's well on his way to owning this world record. Imagine riding a double century every day and burning 12,000 calories a day for a year. Hard … [Read more...]

Sanity Stayed in Bed

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The weather over the past couple of weeks in Arkansas has been less than stellar for road cycling. Ice, snow, sleet and freezing rain have made the roads treacherous. Daytime temperatures  below freezing have made the training rides bitterly cold. The winter weather only let up moderately for Saturday morning's Crosswinds Classic Road Cycling Race. Early Saturday morning a friend posted a … [Read more...]

Outstanding

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The release from the Road Runners Club of America organization starts out, "Since 1971, the RRCA has honored dedicated individuals for their outstanding service to the RRCA and the sport of distance running at its National Running Awards Ceremony, and we are delighted to announce the 2015 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame Inductees and the 2014 National Running Award recipients." And with that … [Read more...]

Could you use a Hand Up?

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Outdoor gear has to be a little outside the norm for me to really want to do a review on it. The product has to appeal to my love of things that can be used in more than one way. I think I've found something that meets the criteria. On a recent research mission utilizing Google and a repressed fear of pushing the buttons, I came across an interesting product that functioned in support of a … [Read more...]

Classic Ozark Mountain Biking

Buffalo Headwaters Challenge - Presented by Ozark Off-Road Cyclists

Making my way along the Twisted Hickory Trail I found my technical riding limits. Other riders seemed to be making similar discoveries as we passed by each other over and over again, picking through the leaf covered rocks, wet roots and tight turns. As promised, I was challenged. This was my third year to attend the Buffalo Headwaters Challenge. On my first trip I decided to focus on taking … [Read more...]

Incomplete Streets

Where the sausage is made.

Tuesday night I headed over to Little Rock City Hall with the hope of seeing history in the making. After over four years of waiting, various groups including pedestrians, cyclists, parents, seniors, visitors, commuters, shoppers, workers...heck, ordinary citizens were finally going to see our beautiful city take its first real steps to being a walkable, bikeable town; a town where you don't have … [Read more...]

The Scuttlebutt on the 2015 Little Rock Marathon

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Aye matey! The Little Rock Marathon is coming up on March 1st and the Chicks-In-Charge (CIC) have some big changes to match the famously big medal. (Large enough to be used as an anchor for a three-masted vessel.) Everyone should know by now that the theme for 2015 is Pirates to add a bit of skulduggery to the festivities. New USATF certified courses - The course changes are mainly in the … [Read more...]