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August 31, 2011

MILES: 10 (non-stop) STATS: None CYCLING and THE FOUR AGREEMENTS This was a rest day, ten easy miles around Miramar Reservoir. No pushing the pace, no finishing sprint. The Lizard did not complain. This was a day to work on little things: My position on the saddle — usually too far forward Usi.../ ➝

August 31, 2011

If your holiday weekend plans take you to or anywhere near the Windy City, one event you may want to check out is the annual African Festival of the Arts. PLACE: Washington Park DAYS: Sept 2-5 TIME: 10a-10p daily PRICE: $30 weekend pass $30 Family (2 adults, four children) $10 advance per day $15 at.../ ➝

August 30, 2011

MILES: 5 TIME:26:45 SPEED: 11.3 avg 12.7 max CALORIES BURNED: 1,115 WEIGHT: 299 OVERALL: Best 5-mi time yet, Form, endurance both fair and getting better Back to the grind at Miramar Reservoir. Wanted to see if the work of the Bike Whisperer still held up. It does. Big Lizard rides as beautifully no.../ ➝

August 29, 2011

WEIGHT: 299 ilbs MILES: 5 STATS: None THE BIKE WHISPERER Wherein I am reminded of the difference a good bike shop makes. The last log entry was July 9. Big Lizard has not been happy. I don’t blame him. Good grief! There are excuses I could make, say it couldn’t be helped, but that would [&he.../ ➝

August 29, 2011

Signs of worry in the travel industry just before an upcoming holiday is good reason to hit the travel auction sites. There are bargains to be had. With the Labor Day weekend coming up, and forecasts of a downturn in holiday travelers making the country’s travel providers restless, this would be a.../ ➝

August 28, 2011

A roundup of the good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media LABOR DAY TRAVEL — the GOOD and BAD NEWS The buzz from AAA is that fewer of us will be on the road this year for the Labor Day holiday weekend. To understand why, you probably need look no […].../ ➝

August 27, 2011

The national flag air carrier for one of Asia’s up-and-coming nations helps the smallest of the three major airline alliances get a little bigger, and makes SE Asia travel a little easier. No sooner do I finish writing about the current state of the Big Three airline alliances than the picture.../ ➝

August 26, 2011

Believe it or not, ousting the dictator is the easy part. The real key to a nation’s fate is what happens once the guns fall silent. When you look at it, Libya has a lot to recommend it as a travel destination — centuries of history and culture, natural beauty in the form of vast [&helli.../ ➝

August 25, 2011

The first official storm of the 2011 hurricane season hasn’t even made landfall yet on the East Coast, but it’s already wreaking havoc on airline schedules. Plan accordingly. Almost three full months into the 2011 hurricane season, the first named storm of the season is approaching the E.../ ➝

August 25, 2011

SECOND OF TWO PARTS Star Alliance 27 airlines, 4,000-plus aircraft, 1,160 destinations in 181 countries SkyTeam 14 airlines (plus 12 “member affiliate” and 13 “non-member affilate” airlines), approx. 3,500 aircraft, 960 destinations in 169 countries oneworld 12 airlines, 2,40.../ ➝