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Breese Stevens: Field of dreams

Breese Stevens Field is sort of the Lambeau Field or Wrigley Field of soccer in Wisconsin," says Eric Bertun. An NCAA and high school soccer referee, he has seen his share of soccer venues. A short time after moving here from Virginia 15 years ago and settling with his family in the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, he attended a UW soccer game at Breese. His first impression? "I immediately fell in love with the stadium." >More
 Water gone wild

The torrential storms that swept through southern Wisconsin in June, bringing destruction to people's lives, property and the landscape, also left their mark on state parks and trails in the region. Kate Zurlo-Cuva, operations coordinator for the state parks system, estimates damage costs for these properties at $1.5 million. >More
 Goofy fun at Trek Urban Assault Ride

It's true that the Trek Urban Assault Ride could be called a bike race. Some of the two-person teams participating in the event on Sunday were vying for prestige at the front of the field, along with prizes such as New Belgium bikes. But even more than a race, the ride is perhaps best described as an amusing spectacle. >More
 TeamSurvivor's new dragon boat: Smoke on the water

Tsssssss. You can almost hear the water turn to steam as 20 women launch TeamSurvivor Madison's new dragon boat. The craft is that hot, even if there's no actual steam rising around it. At last, the six-year-old team has a bona-fide dragon boat in which to train for competitions such as the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival, Aug. 22-23. >More
 New UW Campus Drive Pedestrian and Bicycle Path a solar-powered doozy

UW-Madison's new pedestrian-bicycle path parallel to Campus Drive is impressive for a variety of reasons, none more striking than the array of solar-powered light fixtures installed by Madison Gas & Electric. >More
 Take a hike

Kevin Revolinski has a new kayak. It's strapped to the roof of his car as he pulls into the north parking lot at Cherokee Marsh. He gets out of the car and sets off down a trail. The boat stays on the car. He's not here to paddle, but to talk about his new book, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Madison (Menasha Ridge Press, $16.95). >More
 Chasing after chi

Maybe you're doing it wrong. What if all -- or even most -- of those running injuries you've sustained over the years were attributable to poor biomechanics? What if someone suggested a running technique that could forestall a recurrence of your Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, relieve your chronic knee and ankle pain and help prevent more muscle pulls? >More
 Tune up at the prototype Trek Stop in Madison

News travels fast on two wheels: Since Trek, Wisconsin's Waterloo-based bicycle brand, established its prototype Trek Stop facility outside Machinery Row Bicycles on the last day of June, word of the 24-hour bike convenience station has been racing online. >More
 The happy medium

Dr. Catherine Woodward is a faculty associate and lecturer in the UW-Madison botany department. She is co-founder and vice president of the Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation. She spends her spring semesters teaching an undergraduate field course in Ecuador - a geographical focus of her research and of the Ceiba Foundation's work. >More
 Sky Yaeger makes it big in bicycles

You never know when you might turn a corner and find yourself face-to-face with someone you haven't seen for five or 10 years or more. Half a lifetime ago, this sort of thing happened to me with enough regularity that I almost came to expect it. If it happens less often now at street level, the incidence multiplies by several orders of magnitude when you turn corners online. >More
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