Monthly Archives: May 2012

This guy knows how to live

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A Big Time in Kentucky

So my pal Luke wants to do Tour the Divide next year.  Its some kind of crazy mountain bike race that’s like 3000 miles long, its unsupported and if you do finish it alive no one would probably notice.  Perfect for a … Continue reading

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Stem Swap and Chris Horner is the MAN!

I just finished yesterday’s stage of the Tour of California where they climbed mt. Baldy.  When the coverage started Chris Horner was in a breakaway being pulled by Jens Voigt if you don’t know much about Jens I recommend you check … Continue reading

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Why Southern Illinois Should Be a Hotbed of Cycling…And Why it Never Will Be

I did 50 miles on my own Sunday morning, and as my mind often does when I’m riding alone my mind wandered to various topics.  One thing I got stuck on was just how great riding in Southern Illinois is.  … Continue reading

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Matt’s T-shirt Design Company

So I wanted to make a T-shirt to celebrate the awesomeness of Southern Illinois Cycling and I had this idea of something kind of 70s looking and went with Mountain Biking.  I offered my fellow Shawnee Mountain Bikers a chance … Continue reading

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Little Bike Experiment

I spent a few moments looking at the bikes a few of my friends were riding at the 3S3M and saw that one guy was an inch taller than me but his bike was a 54cm, where mine is a 58.  … Continue reading

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3 State 3 Mountain Challenge 2012

I’m back home from Chattanooga with only mild soreness, surprisingly little sunburn, and this years 3 State 3 Mountain Challenge firmly tucked into my belt. Last year was my first 3s3m and because of tornado damage the Burkhalter gap climb and the lookout mountain … Continue reading

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