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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.
Uncategorized / 11.06.2009

The Madison bike community gathered in a celebration of culture Thursday evening at Revolution Cycles, 2330 Atwood Ave. Local devotes of bicycle transport showed off their rides and a new line of fashion forward clothing by designers Becky Heller and Jess Neumann for the progress female cycling socialite.   Click here for more photos>>...

Uncategorized / 11.06.2009

[caption id="attachment_143" align="alignleft" width="145" caption="Peter Takeda"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_142" align="alignleft" width="144" caption="Nick Rosen"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_141" align="alignleft" width="145" caption="Mick Follari"][/caption] Climber and adventure journalist Peter Takeda reports on his Facebook page today that the bodies of friends Jonny Copp and Wade Johnson have been recovered after an avalanche in China. Micah Dash, the third member the of team lost over the weekend on Mount Edgar, is still missing and presumed dead. The climbers were on assignment in the Southwestern Siuchan Province with Sender Films, makers of adventure movies . Takeda, a resident of...

Capital Region Business Journal, Magazines, Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Radio / 09.06.2009

[caption id="attachment_115" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="David Overlin receives $10 to give away at Summit Credit Union in Fitchburg"]Click here to play audio: Pay It ForwardDavid Overlin receives $10 to give away at Summit Credit Union in Fitchburg [/caption] This story aired June 9, 2009 on Wisconsin Public Radio James_001>> Several weeks ago David Overlin was given a $10 bill. He was one of few thousand people in Southern Wisconsin asked by Summit Credit Union to pay the money forward. In other words, Overlin was tasked with giving the cash away to someone who could use it more than he could.
Capital Region Business Journal, Magazines / 08.06.2009

Team-Joy-TripThere’s a fabulous business over in the Allied Drive community, just south of the Belt Line Highway called Dream Bikes. What’s really amazing about this little company is that it combines just about everything that The Joy Trip Project is all about. Supported by Trek Bicycle, Dream Bikes gets low-income families and individuals into the sport of cycling while providing practical job skills training. Young people from this economically challenged part of town not only get access to gainful employment, but they’re exposed to a healthy lifestyle activity that lets them enjoy recreation time outdoors. Working in conjunction with the Boy & Girls Club of Dane County, Dream Bikes provides both its customers and employees with exercise and non-polluting, sustainable transportation to school, work and play. A micro-lending program offers free financing toward to purchase of a bike for those with limited ability to pay. And because they specialize in used bicycles, the company helps to recycle and repurpose old equipment that might otherwise be left to rust in dusty basements or worse area landfills. Dream Bikes offers a great community service.