Monthly Archives: July 2012

Thanks Strava!

I’m over 3500 miles for the year thanks to Strava.  Last year I had 4400 for the year, so I’ve got 5 months to ride 1000 miles and beat last years total.  I’m averaging over 700 miles a month, so I … Continue reading

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Liggett’s Not Down with Dirt

Phil Liggett, the greatest cycling commentator of all time, has recently made some comments about the inclusion of mountain biking and BMX in the Olympic games.  In short he’s not a fan.  Phil’s real problem is that the track cycling … Continue reading

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My thoughts on the Tour and stuff cyclists say

Well its now been two days with no Tour de France and I’m feeling the withdrawal.  I kept trying to log into the tour tracker yesterday and today I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with the 5 … Continue reading

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Strava Segment Hunting

So me and Luke made a trip to the west side of Southern Illinois to ride.  I’ve ridden just about every direction possible from home and wanted to go to some different roads, but the bonus was getting on several … Continue reading

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Sabotage on the Tour, Riding Williams Hill, The S-Card

I’m tellin y’all its Sabotage, some jerk threw tacks on the top of the final climb yesterday.  Caused mass chaos.  Cadel Evans standing on the side of the road while his young lieutenant cruised down the road shrugging.  Wow, a … Continue reading

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Welcome to Harrisburg

It occured to me that I haven’t been taking my camera on rides much, and even when I have I don’t use it much.  I rode myself into a stupor on Monday so today I thought I’d do a recovery/photography … Continue reading

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SRAM XX1

My ol buddy JC sent me this video about SRAM’s new mountain bike drivetrain called XX1.  In the past mountain bikers have relied on 3 front chainrings to provide a wide enough gear range to climb steep technical climbs to bomb down … Continue reading

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