There's an annual 13-mile walk in New York City from Union Square to JFK Airport headed by Andy Maskin, a Gramercy Park resident started on a gratingly beautiful day in 2004. He was inside; he…Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on September 18, 2012 at 11:07am — No Comments
An old railroad corridor has now officially been transformed into the Middlesex Greenway. The Middlesex Greenway evolved by converting the abandoned Lehigh Valley Railroad into a 3.5-mile linear County Park Trail from Crows Mill Road in…Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on September 17, 2012 at 9:52pm — No Comments
Companies and research labs are working on wearable robots made to help disabled people or to make the human body superhuman. Suits for the disabled are now used in rehabilitation centers, but a day may come when they will let people take to the sidewalks, the shopping malls — and maybe…Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on September 14, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Groups such as Elastic City in NYC recently presented a 10…Continue
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It seems that we need to create a message that exercise provides more immediate results that motivate us individually. Instead of promising results in months and…Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on August 31, 2012 at 2:50pm — No Comments
Italian racewalking champion Alex Schwazer admitted to taking performance enhancing drugs in the run-up to the London Olympics, a potentially career-ending move that led to his exclusion from the Games.
At his first news…Continue
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A special thanks to Paul Kiczek for recommending this walk. It proved to be another worthy event in the great sport of adventure walking.
The Great Manhattan Bridge Walk
Last week my friend Jeff and I tackled The Great Manhattan Bridge Walk, a thirty some mile adventure that zigzagged it's way to and from Manhattan across sixteen or so bridges. The walk started at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, in Manhattan, sponsored by a group called the Shore Walkers.
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I along with FreeWalkers David Asher and Corey Storch attended a ribbon cutting ceremony with DOT officials and Mayor Healy (shown here) last Friday to celebrate the improvements between Newark and Jersey City - sometimes known as no-man's land or as we like to call it, "Intersection Hell"…Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on June 25, 2012 at 10:11pm — No Comments
On Friday night I sat in Old Man Rafferty's in Asbury Park, dining on my pre-walk meal of roast beef au ju and french fries, watching the crowds walk to the Bamboozle Concert, on their way from the train station to the beach. It made me think of my clubs and affiliations - the Society of Actuaries, the Jersey Shore Running Club, and now tomorrow, the New Jersey Free Walkers, all seemingly in quest of destinations far, far away. I really need to get in with some cool groups that need only…Continue
The College of Sports Medicine in San Francisco recently reported that in a large study of adults over a 30 year span, those that reported that they ran for exercise had about a 19% lower death rate than non-runners.
But, more interesting was that…Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on June 13, 2012 at 5:08pm — No Comments
This April 2012 NJ.com article tells of the grand walkway that is now available for walking. An awkward section between Hoboken and Weehawkin was completed and continues the walkway all along the Hudson. There's now miles of beautiful breathtaking walking for all to enjoy. Why not see it yourself on…Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on May 29, 2012 at 8:29pm — No Comments
Once again I am amazed at the effort and energy that Paul K. commits to these great walks. A giant Thank You from a somewhat sore but happy walker, Jay L.
While FreeWalker walks are known more for their mix of environments, they always include a good portion of Mother Nature. Here's an article on a study that just makes sense. Allergies appear more common in environments that are compromised or limited. Not having enough contact with the natural environment is one reason more city dwellers are developing allergies and asthma. That is,…Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on May 9, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments
"Americans now walk the least of any industrialized nation in the world," says writer Tom Vanderbilt.
Talking with Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep about what is wrong with Americans' relationship with walking, Vanderbilt says, "The main thing…Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on April 20, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments
Thank you for organizing another great event. The challenge, fellow walkers, the support (Andy, Mike, & EMS), the route all made for a fantastic experience.
Added by Jay Leslie on April 12, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments
What if the city built a huge public park in the heart of Midtown, stretching half a mile over seven city blocks? As Midtown began to creep West toward Times Square in the 1970s, a quirk in the zoning between Sixth and Seventh Avenues led to a string of towers in the middle of the block, all with public…Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on April 6, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments
Now here's an interesting concept. How about pedestrian/cyclist only bridges spanning Manhattan. What about charging each cyclist a toll of $.50 each way to help support the projects. This is the brain-child of the famous transportation genius, Sam Schwartz, aka ‘Gridlock Sam.’
This is no joke. Sam sees a recent downturn in four-wheel…Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on March 27, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments
We completed the first semi-organized event of 2012 with a 12-mile walk from Trenton to Princeton this past Sunday, Mar 25th. With a moderate temperature but a threat of rain we had 21 walkers and one canine (Briggs Roe) show up for what proved to be an excellent day for a pretty long…Continue
Here's an interesting case of a really serious walker. Matt Green, after walking across the country, is now dedicating his waking hours to walking every block of NYC, an estimated 8,000 miles! He's out everyday walking a different section and logging his travels.
He starts walking between 10 a.m. and noon and keeps going until the sun goes…Continue
Added by Paul Kiczek on March 27, 2012 at 11:42am — No Comments