Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Midwest Bike Expo and Swap Meet

We loaded up the Barn Door Cycling traveling circus and drove to Collinsville IL. for this years Midwest Bike Expo and Swap Meet.  I’d never been to this, and really didn’t know what to expect but when some friends told me … Continue reading

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A successful day

Its Saturday and there was no East Side mountain bike ride due to steady rain for the last few days.  I could have slept in and enjoyed a relaxing day… relaxing?  No my friends, today was no day for relaxing it was a … Continue reading

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I rocked the Spin Class

I tried spin class at the gym tonight, you know your town is really going somewhere when you get both a new Taco Bell and a Gym with spin class all in the same month. I was the only guy … Continue reading

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I thought I was tough, it was just the dope

So about a month ago I was given a prescription for something called Prednisone for my wrist wound that wouldn’t heal.  I didn’t think much about it until a few days ago when I was reading an article about a French … Continue reading

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Hooven Hollow and leg cramps

Yesterday the East Side gang rode from Camp Cadiz to Hooven Hollow.  For me it was 17 miles of suffering.  Things felt pretty good at the beginning. but about 8 miles in I was starting to struggle a bit with the … Continue reading

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Why I will never cool at the gym

It’s that time of year again, when everyone hits the gym with a vengeance to burn off those Holiday calories and stay true to their New Year’s Resolution.  You see them bright eyed and bushy tailed in groups and alone, excited about … Continue reading

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Trail Running

My mountain biking took a nose dive this weekend when I broke another derailleur hanger off my Bandersnatch.  That’s the third one in a month.  I’ve got more on the way, hopefully better ones, but I’m not really in a hurry … Continue reading

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PLANS!

I‘ve been thinking about what I want to accomplish this year.  Last year I was thinking about doing the 3 State 3 Mountain challenge and spent most of my energy February, March and April preparing for it.  Because I put the … Continue reading

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Blog stuff and whatnot

So now that I’ve been involved with the world of blogging for over a year I feel like I have a slight idea of what I should and shouldn’t write about in this blog. I’ve tried to make my blog … Continue reading

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Sewing up tires

I recently bought a Kenda Karma rear tire for my 29er a couple of weeks ago and I really like it, its light on the tread department but I can tell a difference in rolling resistance and it seems to pull good enough, not to mention its … Continue reading

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