Madison

Madison, Quote of the day, Triathlon / 04.09.2009

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” St. Francis de Sales ~ French Roman Catholic bishop of Geneva, active in the struggle against Calvinism (1567-1622) Photo by James Edward Mills from the collection "Ironman in shades of rosegold and bronze" Friends running the Madison Ironman on September 13th enjoy your tapper. You've put in a lot of good work. Now is the time to quite your mind and rest...

Bikes, Commentary, Cycling, Madison, Outdoor Recreation / 19.07.2009

[caption id="attachment_484" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Team Joy Trip post Ride For Boys & Girls Club"]TeamJoyTrip[/caption] So far our Bike For Boys & Girls Club team has raised $1,375. With a more than a month of fundraising still to go we’re well on track to reach our goal of $3,500. On Saturday July 18th 14 of my cycling friends and I road our bikes 50 miles around the Madison area to help promote programs that engage disadvantaged young people in our community. And though we’ve ridden this familiar route dozens of times for our own enjoyment there was something truly special about doing it this time for such a worthy cause. --
Bikes, Cycling, Examiner.com, Madison, Outdoor Recreation / 13.07.2009

The attention of the cycling world is clearly focused this week on the Tour De France. As Lance Armstrong makes an amazing play for his 8th win after three years in retirement, just about everyone who pulls out their bike these days wonders how they might stack up against the grueling pace over 3,500 kilometers of steep mountain roads. Especially here in Wisconsin, home of Trek Bicycle where Lance’s bikes are made, citizen riders pound pedal to pavement over scenic routes throughout Dane County that are as good...

Madison, Triathlon / 14.06.2009

I'll be the first to admit it. This is one I kind of phoned this one in. I almost didn't make out in time to get this series of photographs you'll find at : http://www.jamesedwardmills.com/The_Joy_Trip_Project/Photos/Pages/Capitol_View_Triathlon.html I completely missed the swim start and just barely made it in time to see the bike and run finishes. But frankly it was far too  gorgeous a Sunday morning to miss this fabulous event.  Everyone was in high spirits and great form. Please post your comments and highlights....

Bikes, Madison / 14.06.2009

  IMG_6695 Late last night we heard a crash. Must have been about 2 in the morning. My wife and I thought it was kids playing with fireworks in the cemetery behind our house. That's not an unusual sound to hear this close to July 4th. Beats the hell out of the sound of gunfire. After the dogs stopped barking we rolled over and went back to sleep. But when we woke up this morning we discovered one of the huge maple trees in our back yard had lost a limb. It had to be 40 inches in diameter at its base and its mass of branches and leaves completely covered the Capital City bike path.