Biking 101 (as in miles)

Completed a another century ride Saturday.  Perfect day, 75 and sunny.  Rode to Lombard and back along the bike trail. Treated myself to some DQ (at mile #80) and then happen to notice good friends Young Chung and son Peter (looking very red, white and blue) in their yard (at mile #90) planting a peach tree on Kris’ birthday. Hard to believe the Dads Honor Ride is just one week away. Please be sure to Like the new FB page: www.facebook.com/DadsHonorRide and encourage others to do the same.

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133 Miles And Still Smiling

On Wednesday I decided to ride to Milwaukee to meet a friend for lunch.  It was a clear but crisp day with temperatures in the mid 50s.  Happen to notice a yard sign with the number 2211, which coincidentally is the exact number of miles for the Dads Honor Ride, not the 2,100 we’re telling everyone.  The ride up was uneventful except for a brief encounter with a Milwaukee police officer who wasn’t too happy that I decided to ride a short segment on Interstate 43.  He issued a stern warning and escorted me to the side streets of Milwaukee. I enjoyed a

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Springfield Fatherhood Essay Contest

We are staging a Faces of Fatherhood event featuring Springfield students who have written essays about their dads. The event will take place on  on June 19th (day #19 of the ride). For the essay contest, each student is asked to write a 250 word (or less) essay on the theme “What My Father Means To Me,” describing their relationship with their father or father figure. Here is a brief overview of the 2015 Springfield Fatherhood Essay Contest : Each student will receive a Certificate of Participation, Each student will receive a Great Dads Coin to present to their dad, Up to ten

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A Good 70 Mile Mid Week Ride

It felt good to get outside after a half day of work and put in 70 miles. I had a nice conversation with my dad who turned 84 today. Rest points along the ride included a stop at the local Apple store to pick up a power cord and visit with my friend George. Look closely at his arms. Those tatoos represent each of his kids and their birthdays. That brings new meaning to wearing fatherhood on your sleeves. :::::::::: I also visited with Maureen Roberts, my long-time friend, fellow Barrington resident, and Dads Honor Ride webmaster. Together we ordered and approved

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Another 200 Mile Weekend

The first ride took me from Barrington to Evanston, where I met with Jean Anderson, a marketing specialist, who has agreed to put together an overall communications strategy for the Dads Honor Ride. From there I pedaled to Lincolnwood to visit my mom (AKA grandma Claire). I also enjoyed meeting one of the other Lincolnwood Place residents, Monty Nachman, a 96 year old WWII vet, who shared a handful of amazing stories. From there I pedaled to visit my friend Jim Mullen and his daughter Maggie, who will be riding on day 21 of the Dads Honor Ride. From there

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David Hirsch: Dads Honor Ride Training

Training for the Dads Honor Ride is coming along nicely.  I was able to get 180 miles in this weekend. The first ride was a solo round trip to Lake Geneva and back, with a stop at Gino’s East to refuel. I also treated myself to a Dog N Suds rootbeer float on the return ride. On Sunday I went for a small group ride with long-time friend and 11x Ironman, Phil Lageschulte, and some of his Barrington Endurance Club friends.  Was great put some long rides in advance of heading to Santa Monica on June 1st.  For the other

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Bloomington-Normal Illinois – Fatherhood Essay Contest

Exciting news! Bloomington Cycle & Fitness will collect essays from local students for the Bloomington-Normal Fatherhood Essay Contest. For the essay contest, each student is asked to write a 250 word (or less) essay on the theme “What My Father Means To Me,” describing their relationship with their father or father figure. Here is a brief overview of the 2015 Bloomington-Normal Fatherhood Essay Contest : Each student will receive a Certificate of Participation, Each student will receive a Great Dads Coin to present to their dad, Up to ten students per grade (K-12) will be recognized at a June 20th

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Less Than 2 Months Till Honor Ride Starts

Looking forward to the start of the Dads Honor Ride. With less than 2 months till June 1, we are putting the finishing touches to our Dad’s Honor Ride. Starting from the sandy beaches of Santa Monica, CA we will ride for 21 days to Chicago, IL. Along the way we stop to celebrate and honor dads with some fun 2.1 community rides in Gallup, NM Oklahoma City, OK and Bloomington, IL. If you are interested in joining the ride, please register here.

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Looking forward to the start of Dad’s Honor Ride

With 75 days left till June 1, we are putting the finishing touches to our Dad’s Honor Ride. Starting from the sandy beaches of Santa Monica, CA we will ride for 21 days to Chicago, IL. Along the way we stop and pick up more riders during our Community Rides in Oklahoma City, OK and Bloomington, IL. If you are interested in joining the ride, please register here.

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