Monthly Archives: July 2011

Epic Fail

So today things didn’t go as planned.  But first there was a chicken in my back yard this morning.  Weird.  Fail #1: The rail-trail ride I had planned with some co workers collapsed.  I kind of expected this. Fail #2:  … Continue reading

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Why I didn’t race and Vacation

Well I just spent a pleasant few days in the Smokie Mountains with Shaundo.  I raced go- karts and we walked 2 miles up a mountain, and we went to the Titanic Museum.  Shauna doesn’t read my blog so that leaves … Continue reading

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Great Egyptian Omnium Criterium

Today the Great Egyptian Omnium changed venues to John A Logan College in Carterville IL.  I heard lots of praise for the volunteers, the organizers, the course, the riders, the only complaint was the heat and there isn’t much anyone … Continue reading

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Great Egyptian Omnium Road Race

Today I went to the Great Egyptian Omnium Road Race.  I’m happy to report they had an excellent turn out, probably 3 times more riders then last year.  Shauna helped me take photos and many of the best ones are … Continue reading

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Rocket Fuel, Nut Jobs, Race Photographer

Big 3 part post today, get ready, GO! Topic 1:  I went on a 40 mile ride this morning at about 5AM because its like a million degrees here.  For the ride I mixed up a bottle with something I’m … Continue reading

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On Being Dropped

I rode with a guy last night that is fast.  He’s strong, light, competitive and in case you didn’t notice the first time, fast.  We did 30 miles in 1 hour and about 30 minutes and I sucked wind about 90% of … Continue reading

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PowerBar Energy Blasts Review

Today lets look at some alternative fuel for bike riders, everyone knows about bars and most people know about gels, but how many people know about, “Gel filled chews.”  Powerbar Energy Blasts come in a box of 4 for about … Continue reading

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