Posts Tagged ‘Health’

Are you so in love with WV Cycling that you need up to the minuposts and updates about all things related to bikes in and or around West Virginia? If so, head onto facebook and “Like” our group! There’s frequent posts daily, and a lot more humor and news!

A lot more gear, local news, and random quips from about the internet are posted here. You can see little samples of the Facebook posts to your right, but the widget/app thing acts pretty weird.

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Received a comment recently from Tiffney Batton about spreading the word about an event named Timmy’s Challenge. Here’s the message:

My name is Tiffney Batton. I am trying to get the word out about a great bike ride I am helping organize for Timmy’s Fund-a local nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting families who are currently battling childhood cancer. All gifts and donations will be used to relieve the financial and emotional burdens of families who are undergoing treatment at WVU’s Children’s Hospital. This 100 mile, 2 day ride takes place in North Bend state park-a beautiful scenic ride along the rail trail. There are great incentives for top fundraisers, and also the satisfaction that riders are helping families just like mine, who have a child struggling with cancer. My daughter was 2 years old when she was diagnosed, and during her 48 weeks of chemo,Timmy’s fund was a constant source of comfort and help. She is now 5 years old and CANCER FREE! Our family is so thankful for all Timmy’s fund has done, and want to help other families who are still in the fight of their lives. Will you please help me get the word out about this amazing opportunity for cyclists to unite & help over 50 families currently seeking treatment at WVUCH? Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Our website is http://www.timmyschallenge.org
Happy Riding!

I thought I would take the time to cover a little bit about this event:

Time: Saturday, August 27 at 8:00am – August 28 at 5:00pm
Location: North Bend State Park

Description: What’s Your Challenge?

Have you ever thought of doing a 5k…10k….Half or Full Marathon? How about a 100 bike ride along the North Bend Rail Trail over 2 days?

If this event is calling your name, go to the Timmy’s Challenge Webpage and register today. This is going to be an awesome weekend. Timmy’s Century was such a HUGE success that we decided to up the ante and add in some additional events for 2011.

Check back here or the website for further updates….the planning hasn’t stopped yet. On Sunday, August 28th, we are going to have a day in the park for all non-participants. We are wanting a couple of bands to play at the amphitheater, there will be a huge cookout and games and family fun throughout the park.

Please invite all your friends out to this fantastic weekend and help us raise enough money to purchase the property for Timmy’s Place.

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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/116561998404681

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161514707205154

Official Website: http://www.timmyschallenge.org/

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Well, in this case, there were no lost lives on either account, but that doesn’t mean it will not happen. Anybody have a story of crazy dogs chasing you, your friend, or anyone else? Have you ever been bitten? What kinds of precautions do you take?

This being West Virginia, have you ever been attacked by anything else? Rabid Possum/squirrel/raccoon?

My buddy, Mike Miller, had a bear lunge out at him on the trails before… Came within a very close radius of his foot/leg, and he about shat himself.

I don’t ever really worry about dogs too much. Either I ride away from them, or I throw stuff at them. I haven’t really met any vicious dogs either…. so…. yeah…

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What is it that has you on the trainer before/after work? Vanity? Health? Pride? Weight? Youth? Competitive Spirit? Giving in or avoiding other addictions?

I’m not a betting man… but I’ll put money that you want to be fit enough to earn a nickname from your friends this summer, and I don’t mean things like: Gramps, Fatty, (not you! 😛), Bricks McGee either. (more…)

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Its the first day in over a month without snow coming down, the car snot is clearing off of the slushy roads. The giant bank LCD screen says that it is 40*F outside.

You want to ride.

Today is that day – You get off work and start calculating how much time you have until it gets dark. You know that you just finished putting on new cables, housing, and bar tape and want to try out the shifting on the road. You’re tired of your trainer, and the treadmill feels like a jail cell with a belt underneath you.

Time to ride. (more…)

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  1. Rider Diversity
  2. With multitudes of riders, each riding in a local area instead of riding outside the state based on their own interests and needs guarantees a broader range of marked and known trail areas.

  3. Increase Racing Competitions
  4. Racing culture increasing and more riders competing is the best way to make sure that you have a riding partner or someone to learn from, not to mention larger group rides over long-term.

  5. Environmental Awareness
  6. Riders typically seem to be a bit more environmentally aware of their settings because they are around it more and at a slower pace. This helps sustain a more vibrant, useable area. These benefits in turn reduce automobile use and possibly sprawl, habitat loss, and air/water pollution.

  7. Resident Benefits and Pricing
  8. LBS’s require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and franchise developments.

  9. Entrepreneurship
  10. Local business starting fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity. With more riders, this gives more opportunities and desire to start more bike related or bike-friendly businesses.

  11. Jobs and Wages (more…)

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With this blog, one of my big goals is to grab and pick little sections of West Virginia’s cycling scenes and locations, and be able to convey them to others who may not live in this state, or may not get to travel to areas that posts are created.

This time, I have interviewed the Cycling Team President of West Virginia University. WVU has around 29,000 students and the main campus is located in Morgantown WV. if you’ve been in WV at all, or follow any sport – you know that WVU is a big deal.

I wasn’t able to make it up to motown this week to interview Ryan, but I was able to speak to him on the phone, and email him some questions. Lets get started!

Ryan started competitively cycling in 2005, starting with MTB. He is a USAC Official, and often promotes races, and still has time to race himself. I remember first meeting Ryan in Phillipi in 2008, during a criterium where he was logging times and data. I volunteered to use my car to block off an entrance/exit point in the crit loop.  He became President of the WVU Cycling Team/Club in 2007, and became President of the WVU Sports Club Federation in 2008. Funny enough, in 2005-6, he logged over 300 miles on a unicycle! Talk about dedication!

20Q With Ryan Post

1.       What was it like racing with the WVU Team in the 2009 season? (more…)

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