Monthly Archives: December 2011

Strava is Cool

Sometime ago I read about something called Strava and online “social” fitness and my response was to roll my eyes and complain about how much I hated facebook then move along.  Later I read some more about it in Velonews, and I’m … Continue reading

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2011: End of Year Status Report

Well its snowing today in Southern Illinois, and last nights rain is going to make any attempt at a mountain bike ride today foolish, so it looks like a good time to write my end of the year post.  My awards … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Matt and Shauna

and everyone at Torture Chamber Training for Cycling Training Videos

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Finding Toughness

I have not been very tough the last couple of weeks.  Mountain bike riding last weekend I gave up on a climb that should have been a piece of cake.  I couldn’t will myself to go up the hill anymore, … Continue reading

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I found an iMac in the trash,

Where it belonged. Honestly the deal was I was at this place and they had a big stack of monitors behind the building that had recently been rained on.  Closer inspection revealed they were mostly G3 iMacs and a few CRT … Continue reading

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New Stuff From Tree Fort Bikes

(ed. note, I receive no kickbacks for this post from Tree Fort Bike, but I’d like too.) Last week mountain biking on something that sort of resembled a trail I picked up a stick which ripped the derailluer hanger off my … Continue reading

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Barn Door Awards 2011: Cyclist of the Year

And the Winner is… Hold on just a second. This is a pretty big deal, I’ve got to be the most important cycling blogger in Harrisburg, not to mention the only cycling blogger in Harrisburg.  I have 14 people dedicated, … Continue reading

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