Peter G Sullivan Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 6:01 AM EDT Jun 13, 2019 Anyone planning to ride the Trek 100 should be aware that it’s a challenge. Not the distance. The food. There’s far too much to pack into 100 miles. The rest stops are packed with barbecue, pizza, bread pudding, chicken wings and on and on and on. There’s so much food along the way that it inspires rolling debates about which stops to make. “I guess the food is part of making the experience,” said Tom Johnson of Trek, one of the rest stop coordinators. “Toss in the themes, the volunteers and the games, and it makes for a great day for the rider (the volunteers have a blast as well). I haven’t seen anyone get sick.” OK, not sick, but is it possible that you could ride 100 miles and still take in more calories than you burn. We set out to find out. This is not to minimize the cause and the goal of the Trek 100. While we’re … [Read more...] about Trek 100 food: Can you gain weight on 100-mile bike ride?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Middle East Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Middle East | A Day, a Life: When a Medic Was Killed in Gaza, Was It an Accident? Supported by ByDavid M. Halbfinger Dec. 30, 2018 KHUZAA, Gaza Strip — A young medic in a head scarf runs into danger, her only protection a white lab coat. Through a haze of tear gas and black smoke, she tries to reach a man sprawled on the ground along the Gaza border. Israeli soldiers, their weapons leveled, watch warily from the other side. Minutes later, a rifle shot rips through the din, and the Israeli-Palestinian drama has its newest tragic figure. For a few days in June, the world took notice of the death of 20-year-old Rouzan al-Najjar, killed while treating the wounded at protests against Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip. Even as she was buried, she became a symbol of the conflict, with both sides … [Read more...] about A Day, a Life: When a Medic Was Killed in Gaza, Was It an Accident?
POLITICS 11/09/2018 05:45 am ET We asked our readers to tell us how rising rents and living costs are affecting their lives. Their answers surprised us. By Michael Hobbes Every year the numbers get worse: soaring rents, booming home prices and dwindling social spending. Since its beginnings as a background issue in coastal enclaves, the housing crisis has gone mainstream, hitting smaller cities and out-of-the-way towns across the country. This year, HuffPost has chronicled multiple angles of the housing crisis, from its effect on millennials to its impact on inequality to its arrival in unexpected places. Last month, we traveled to six U.S. cities and held a town hall dedicated to housing affordability in Boulder, Colorado, where we asked you to share your housing stories. We also launched Betting The House, a project to hear our readers’ experiences with buying and renting a home in America. We received more than 400 responses, covering nearly every state and … [Read more...] about ‘I Eat Once A Day’: The Untold Stories Of The Housing Crisis
World A teenager striving to become the young person to ever cycle around the world has vowed to continue his efforts, despite his bike being stolen. Charlie Condell, 18, had been riding around the world for over 100 days when his bike went missing from the hostel he was staying at in the North Queensland city of Townsville. He posted the news of his loss on his Facebook page, having ridden unassisted through 17 of his 21 target countries. Charlie Condell, 18, is trying to ride around the world unassisted. His bike was stolen in Australia. Charlie Condell Police say the offenders entered the premises and stole the black green bike. They have appealed to the public for information, Townsville Bulletin reported. Condell said at least £4,000 ($5,200) worth of equipment was stolen, forcing a delay—but not a stop—to his plans. “I thought maybe someone had moved it at first. But then I came to the sinking realization that it was … [Read more...] about Charlie Condell: Teenager Attempting to Become Youngest to Cycle Around the World Has Bike Stolen
The co-chairs of Pedal for Alzheimer’s, Joshua Crisp and Michelle Brooke-Marciniak, announced the route for the upcoming October 7-17, 2018 ride today, and this year’s goal is to “Raise the Bar.” The 1,098-mile team cycling event honors and commemorates Pat Summitt’s 1,098 wins as the legendary coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team. Formerly known as “Pedal for Pat,” this year the riders will cycle under the non-profit 501(c)(3) banner of Pedal for Alzheimer’s LTD. The event will kick-off on October 7 with a 65-mile day ride around Knoxville that is open to the general public. The official sendoff the next day will see the cyclists travel through The Great Smoky Mountains to North and South Carolina, down the Georgia and Florida coasts, and conclude on October 17 in Daytona Beach, Fla. The proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will benefit the Alzheimer’s Research Initiative at The University … [Read more...] about Pedal for Alzheimer’s Announces 1,098-Mile Ride Route for 2018