Week of 05.04.20
5 Things Worth Sharing
- Run 2.23 miles today if you can. Let's celebrate the life of Ahmaud, a young man who recently lost his life tragically. Ahmaud loved to run. The 2.23 mile distance represents the day he lost his life. Use #irunwithmaud to share your run on social media
- What to do if you are hit by a car when riding your bike? Here's some good advice on how to deal with this issue, which unfortunately is very common
- Trail running is awesome, but you need to be aware of your surroundings. Click here to learn how to be more engaged, prepared and aware the next time you hit the trails
- Are you a Beastie Boys Fan? Then you are going to love this documentary. It's so well made and with several less known facts, like..did you know that one of their original members was a female? So cool!
- Struggling on your bike rides? here's some great advice on how to deal with common struggles that we all usually deal with when cycling, like how not to crack during a climb, what happens when your stomach is not cooperating or what to do when you get dropped on your long ride.
What You Missed This Week
- My favorite quote: Do it over and over again until it becomes part of who you are. Unknown
- Road To Kanza: New video where I learn more about how to pick the right tire for the Dirty Kanza 200
The CHASKI Fact Of The Week
Suspension Bridges Bridges were built all across the empire, they connected roads through rivers and deep canyons on one of the most difficult terrains in the world. These bridges were necessary in the organization and economy of the empire. The Incas built spectacular suspension bridges or rope bridges using natural fibers. These fibers were woven together creating a rope as long as the desired length of the bridge. Three of these ropes were woven together creating a thicker and longer rope; they would continue braiding the ropes until they had reached the desired width, length and strength. The ropes were then tied together with branches of trees and pieces of wood were added to the floor creating a cable floor of at least four to five feet wide. The finished cable floor was then attached to abutments supporting the ends on each side. They also attached ropes on both sides of the bridge that served as handrails.