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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2011 Barn Door Awards: Rookie of the Year

And the Winner is… Jim Jim Russell connected up with me and some of my riding pals through this blog and went from short easy rides to completing a back-breaking Williams Hill Loop near the end of summer.  On one of … Continue reading

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2011 Barn Door Awards: Hardest Ride of the Year

And the Winner is… RACK The Ride Across Kentucky I realized I could scientifically discover which ride was the most diffucult this year thanks to my Polar heart rate monitor.  It gives a total number of calories burned for each … Continue reading

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2011 Barn Door Awards: Ride of the Year

And the Winner is… The Great Pumpkin Metric I did the most organized tours I’ve ever done this year, I drove far and wide paying for rides so I could eat a few fig bars and ride on roads that I could … Continue reading

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