Monthly Archives: August 2011

Williams Hill with Jim and Mr. Cool

Mom, Terry, Jim and I did the 57 mile Williams Hill circle Saturday.  Jim’s a local rider who has taken a few rides with us lately and is making leaps and bounds of progress.  It was Jim’s first time on … Continue reading

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How far is far?

I was reading a new post on my friend Miles blog in which he talks of the difficulties he’s had building a randonneuring community in Southern Illinois.  I can’t think of one way in which he could have done more to make this happen, he writes, ” I’ve exhausted … Continue reading

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Amazing Journey and Great Sadness

Lets start with great sadness, over at Sherkat’s blog, in which a Southern Illinois racer writes about Team MACK, these is a report on a man named Randy Gillespie.  Randy recently died from injuries he recieved in the Webster Grove … Continue reading

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Inspiration through blogging

I’d like to post a comment that was made on an old post. Hey Matt, great Job on the weight loss and the increase in your speed! I found your blog via a search for the Nashbar touring frame and … Continue reading

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Mt. Vernon Kiwanis Fun Day Ride

With a name like the Fun Day Ride I didn’t even take my heart rate monitor, I just planed on taking it easy and having a fun day.  I had been invited on this ride by some friends in the Mt. Vernon … Continue reading

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Review: A Ride with George

I recently got a chance to see “A Ride with George” a feature-length documentary about George Hincapie.  If you don’t know who George Hincapie is you’re probably not a cycling fan, but he is one of the greatest American Cyclists … Continue reading

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Riding the RACK

BikeWorld in Paducah Kentucky is one of the Tri-State Area’s most established bike shops.  It is run by a guy named Hutch and he’s been promoting cycling and hosting rides probably longer then I’ve been alive.  Yesterday he hosted the RACK, or … Continue reading

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