The phrase "do be do be do" has been attributed to Frank Sinatra, while "do see do see do" is, as far as we know, unclaimed - so we're taking it for Madison. It summarizes our approach to sports and recreation here: On those occasions when Mad Citizens aren't riding their bikes, swimming, bowling or otherwise engaged in the sporting life, they flock to watch other people's exertions.
Madison's Favorite Places to Get in Shape
1. Monkey Bar
3. Pinnacle Health & Fitness
Its two locations add up to a triumph for Princeton Club, while patrons of Pinnacle's two sites put it in third - sandwiching one-stop Monkey Bar in the middle. Note to the people who voted for "in my bedroom": That might've been funny the first time; 20 years in, not so much. "In my tub," now that's funny.
Madison's Favorite Place to Bike
1. Capital City Trail
2. Lake Monona bike path
3. UW Arboretum
Mad City cyclists are most often inclined to put their mettle to the pedal along the Capital City Trail, which doubled the votes for the second-place Lake Monona Bike Path. Memo to the wag who voted for "Sun to Pluto": Dude, next time you ride that route, send us postcards.
Madison's Favorite Place to Bowl Madison's Favorite Swimming Spot Madison's Favorite Golf Course Madison's Favorite Indoor Spectator Sport Madison's Favorite Outdoor Spectator Sport
1. Badger Bowl
1. Goodman Pool
2. B.B. Clarke beach
3. Vilas Park beach
Goodman Pool is the clear favorite to log a few laps or cool off with a chlorinated dip. Notwithstanding those who spent their votes lamenting the condition of local lakes, Vilas, on Lake Wingra, and B.B. Clarke, on Lake Monona, emerged as the best beaches at which to brave algae blooms.
2. University Ridge
A mere four strokes separate the top three on this year's leaderboard, making this the tightest of sporting categories. Glenway chips in for the trophy, while University Ridge out-putts Odana for runner-up. Also of note: Disc golf courses have overtaken mini-golf in polling.
1. UW men's basketball
3. UW men's hockey
Roller derby's jamming Mad Rollin' Dolls crack the whip in this category, hip-checking runners-up UW men's basketball and UW men's hockey over the rail. Look for Wii bowling to emerge as a future dark horse from among dozens of sports pulling single votes here.
1. TIE: UW football
Madison's Favorite Swimming Spot
Madison's Favorite Golf Course
Madison's Favorite Indoor Spectator Sport
Madison's Favorite Outdoor Spectator Sport