Monthly Archives: March 2012

Conti Cycling of Mt. Vernon Exclusive Interview

I first met Doug VanGilder at the Kiwanis Fun Day Ride last year in Mt. Vernon.  Even though this was a standard charity tour most of the riders there were in matching Continental Cycling Mt. Vernon kits.  I attended the ride with … Continue reading

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Spring Training

Lots going on in the world of bicycling right now.  Big races in Europe, and thanks to http://www.cyclingtorrents.nl I’ve been able to actually watch some. I’m jumpstarting my own program with a week of spring training.  Tonight was a easy … Continue reading

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Back in the Day: The Welcome Committee

I’m starting a recurring series about riders that have shaped my “distinguished” career as a recreational cyclist.  This first one begins circa 1993 and I was 14 years old. I knew they should be coming I was sure of it,  … Continue reading

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Matt Gholson vs. Taylor Phinney

I just finished watching Milano – San Remo and it was a pretty amazing race,  190 miles on the gas.  Congratulations on Fabian Cancellara for pulling Simon Gerrans to the win, but you have to admit just hanging on to Cancellara’s wheel is … Continue reading

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Fall Creek Falls

Shauna and I took a trip to Fall Creek Falls in Tennessee this week since it was my spring break and the weather has been unbelievably nice.  Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park is near the center of TN, over an hour … Continue reading

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Review: Performance Transformer Jacket

I love a bargain, and I’m not ashamed to wear or use house brand items like the Performance Transformer jacket.  The Transformer jacket seemed like a brilliant idea.  It’s a lightweight jacket cut for bike riding, but wait there’s more:  Zip … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

This weekend I left the mountain bike in the basement and rode 100 miles of roads in the last 3 days.  The temps were over 50 both Saturday and Sunday, but winds proved to be a minor inconvenience, especially Friday.   I began … Continue reading

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Little Things: Super Light Chainring Bolts

  Last year in fall my bike started making some mysterious popping noises.  My Dad advised me to check my crank bolts and as usual he was right.  I bought this Shimano crank last winter on ebay.  It had been customized … Continue reading

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Does the UCI Hate Bike Racing?

OK so Contador had trace amounts of some crap in his blood or pee and everything he did for a year and a half doesn’t count?  Andy Shleck is now a Tour de France champion, that is until they find some crap in … Continue reading

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Knob Ride and Harrisburg Updates

I went to High Knob and met some friends for a ride this morning.  It was 21 miles, good pace and very fun.  I felt pretty good most of the ride, no problems with cramping, bike worked pretty well, mud … Continue reading

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