Monthly Archives: November 2011


So my neice asked me to paint her a sunflower for Chistmas.  There was the weird request that her eye be located in the center of the sunflower, I think there were also supposed to be butterflys and rainbows too, … Continue reading

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Black Friday RIde

OK, this video isn’t great, I had no idea what I was doing, I was trying to lead a ride in a place I’m not super familar with, keep myself on a bike, and record a video at the same … Continue reading

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Yesterday I got an extra day off this week because of Thanksgiving, by the way happy thanksgiving.  It was a cold and damp day yesterday, mountain biking was out of the question and road biking didn’t look real fun either.  … Continue reading

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The future is electric

Those interested in electronic shifting take head, Shimano is releasing their newest group this month, Ultegra DI2.  This new road group incorporates and actually improves on The Dura Ace DI2 electric shifting that has been around for a few years now.  I just checked the … Continue reading

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Greensfelder Park Mo.

I have not felt well this week, I have spent a lot of time in bed and had a hard time getting out for exercise.  The week culminated with a full-blown stomach virus thing Thursday.  It was kind of weird I started … Continue reading

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Lord, save me from temptation

What does a man do when faced with the prospect of two chocolate chip cookies sandwiched between a huge gob of thick rich buttercream icing.  We live in a world that creates two chocolate chip cookies and huge gobs of icing stuck … Continue reading

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A weekend of riding

Had a three day weekend thanks to veterans.  I appreciate all you’ve done for us veterans!  Got three good rides in this weekend.  Did a 30 mile road ride with Mom and Dad on Friday.  Did a 21 mile mountain … Continue reading

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The Ruby

  The standard pre pride self portrait I went on a group ride at the Ruby today.  The Ruby is actually several different trails that offshoot from the River to River trail that crosses the entirety of Southern Illinois.  Its called … Continue reading

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Castelli Sottile Jacket Review

On some days I’ve always found that any jacket I take cycling is either to lite or too heavy.  I’ve often rode with jackets tied around my waist or frame and the results aren’t always good.  I’m always thinking about … Continue reading

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Recovery, Palestine Map, Trainer

I got on my mountain bike and rode a quarter mile to the hardware store this afternoon.  First time I’ve ridden a bike in two weeks,  it’s was the longest I’ve gone without riding for I don’t know how long.  My wrist was a little … Continue reading

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